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Beyond The Grill: Making Your Next Outdoor Cookout a Success

The weather is wonderful in the northern hemisphere again, and I for one am looking for any excuse to be outside. One of the best ways to do this is by having an outdoor cookout. There’s the obvious equipment you’ll want for one – like a grill or outdoor cooktop. But there are other details […]

Paint It Black: Using Black Accents To Elevate Your Decor

When you think about using the color black in your interior design, what comes to mind might be something right out of the the Addams’ Family. But there’s a big difference between incorporating a color into your decor, and decorating your home head-to-toe in it. While the idea of the latter might be a little […]

How to Have a Busy Kitchen Backsplash But Not a Busy-Looking Kitchen

How creative can you get before it becomes too much? A tile kitchen backsplash is both practical and adds a patterned element to the room, but can take over the space if there’s too much of it. The biggest trend remains a pure white subway tile for your kitchen -and there’s nothing wrong with that!- […]

Best Kitchen Nightlights: Keeping Your Kitchen Open After Dark

I’ve talked a lot in the past about strategies for layering and improving your kitchen lighting. Good all-over lighting is the foundation of good design, and (literally) puts your home in its best light. But what about when you need to use your kitchen after-hours? Late at night or early in the morning, the last […]

Wooden Cutting Boards and Butcher Blocks for Any Kitchen

These days, it seems like everyone is looking to add a little warmth to their kitchen. Adding a wood element is the easiest way to do it – anything from wood floors to barn beams and everything in between. But I think wood features are best when they’re functional as well as decorative. And what’s […]

Task Lighting to Take Your Kitchen from Plain to Professional

I don’t have to tell you how important it is to be able to see in your kitchen. Even if your kitchen is only windows on the top of a hill with perfect sun viewing throughout the day, you need at least one light to be able to have an early breakfast or a late […]

5 Small Ways to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

We all want more kitchen storage. Very few kitchens come pre-built as luxurious, open rooms with plenty of counter space and cabinets abound, and changing the size and shape of an existing one means an expensive and time-consuming renovation. There are a lot of visual tricks to make a kitchen appear more spacious and less […]

2020 Kitchen Trends: Budget Friendly Projects That Pop

Talking about kitchen renovations usually means planning out some big, fundamental changes – like your kitchen layout or kitchen cabinets. But between big projects, keeping up with smaller kitchen trends is a great way to freshen up your space. After all, you don’t need to gut your kitchen to give it a face lift. Sticking […]

Add a Stove-side Pot Filler to Your Kitchen

If you do a lot of stovetop cooking, carrying pots and pans back and forth between your stove and your kitchen sink can be a hassle. Not only is it time consuming to fill a large pot, but once it is full, it’s incredibly heavy and cumbersome to carry, not to mention prone to spilling. […]

Get the Look: Layered Lighting to Add Dimension to Your Kitchen

Adequate lighting is important for a room that sees as much daily use as your kitchen, especially in a home with a less-than-ideal window setup or long seasons where there isn’t much natural light. The best way to achieve that is through layered lighting, using different types of lights throughout the room to increase the […]