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Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Sleek and contemporary open shelving in the kitchen
Whether you have a small kitchen and want it to appear more open or if you prefer simplicity in design, open shelving in the kitchen is a stylish option.  Open shelving can be sleek and modern or become a charming feature of a traditional kitchen.  Here are ideas for open shelving in the kitchen to give you a bit...

The Enduring Style of the Traditional Kitchen

The traditional style kitchen has resisted trends to remain the classic example of enduring design in this most important of rooms.  The classic traditional kitchen keeps to its stylish function while maintaining elegance.  Quality wood cabinetry with elegant detailing, furniture-style elements, luxurious counter and flooring materials and classic lighting fixtures highlight the enduring style of the traditional kitchen. Beautiful cabinetry...

The classic beauty of vintage kitchens

Don’t you just love vintage kitchens? There’s something so homey and unpretentious about them, that it leaves you no chose but to admire their classic beauty. If you have always dreamed of one of those, but you didn’t know how exactly to achieve such style, check out the next few essentials of the vintage kitchen and find out if...

Designing a Kitchen Nook

The kitchen nook is a place where you can sit and enjoy a quick breakfast, a relaxing lunch or a casual dinner.  It is a family gathering spot either in or close to the kitchen, creating a place that is convenient and comfortable.  Designing a kitchen nook can be as easy as placing a table and chairs in the kitchen...

Kitchen Islands – Centerpiece of the Kitchen

Kitchen islands are the multi-functional centerpiece of the kitchen.  They have been an integral part of the kitchen for so long now, it is hard to imagine the room without them.  Kitchen islands are a versatile and functional tool that add value and style to any kitchen.  With the variety of styles available, there is a kitchen island that...

Top 21 best kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets - custom, semi-custom or stock? Find out which cabinets are best for you by browsing our amazing selection of 21 best kitchen cabinets in 2015. There are many places to go when looking for kitchen cabinets. You should always have a budget in mind, which will determine what type of cabinetry you can afford.

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

The Allure of Decorating with Glass Jars

Glass jars and canisters are making their way out of the kitchen and into other areas of the home as decorative display vessels. These highly versatile containers make the perfect decorative element in the living room, home office and bathroom.  They hold treasures, office supplies, soaps and are perfect for displaying collections and plants.  Available in a variety of...

Banquette Seating for Dining in Comfort and Style

When dining out, many will invariably request a booth over a table for the simple comfort.  Why not have that comfort when dining at home?  Banquette seating in the kitchen or dining room provides a great place for dining and other family activities.  Banquettes can be built-in or purchased as a piece of furniture to add to your dining space. Banquette seating...

Kitchens in Today’s Open Concept Home

The kitchen has long been the heart of the home, where families and friends gather.  Increasingly, the kitchen is becoming a more integral part of the home as open concept floor plans have become the norm.  Kitchens in today's open concept home have mass appeal for their elegant efficiency and seamless flow.           Left photo courtesy of Beautiful Homes and Designs Since kitchens are open to the home’s...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...

Five Kitchen Upgrades for a Fresh Look

If an entire kitchen renovation is out the question, there are five upgrades you can make now to give your kitchen a new look.                Left photo courtesy of BHG.com A tile backsplash is a great way to update the kitchen and add a nice finishing touch.  Tiles come in all shapes, sizes and materials so that you can customize the...

Decorating with Blue and White

Cool, crisp, clean, fresh and time-honored is the appeal of blue and white.  Blue and white has long been a popular choice of color scheme for the home and exudes a charm all its own.  It is appropriate for any room in the house and falls right into the current blue trend.                 Left photo designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd...

Revamp your Kitchen Lighting

Revamp your kitchen lighting by using some of the ideas that have been discussed in this article. Chandelier In order to create a French kitchen you must get a crystal chandelier with high gloss kitchen cabinets. Inspiration from Bazaar There are some people out there who use kitchen to hangout and entertain. To get a bazaar-inspired kitchen try to use lanterns at either...

Top 15 best looking kitchen faucets

A lot of people on the internet are seeing a great new kitchen faucet design. The source of that enthusiasm is a combination of things involving style, function, features, and reliability. We have collected a variety of kitchen faucet designs and here we go with the top 15 list based on our opinion. Faucets come in a huge variety of...

Kitchen Counter Decluttering

No matter how much counter space you have, whether it ranges from a small space by your sink to a long counter with an island, there never seems to be enough room for all your kitchen must haves. They seem to clutter up all the room sot hat when you actually want to cook something there's no space for...

Eclectic Tile Designs

Tiles are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without worrying about what a spilled drink or fallen spaghetti will do to it. Tiles are one of the best floors you can have in your home as they are sturdy, smooth and easy to clean or replace, unlike carpeting or hardwood floors.  Most homeowners just consider tiles...