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Alternative Dining Tables for Alternative Dining Styles

We’ve talked before about what you can do without a dedicated dining room, but what about going without a dedicated dining table? In many modern homes, there simply isn’t room for a dining table both in terms of space and functionality. For instance, this spring I’m using my dining table to start my garden indoors. […]

Upgrading to a New Kitchen Island? Read This First!

Adding a island is one of the most popular kitchen renovations, at the top of the to-do list for just about any large-scale remodel. After all, it’s a key part of having an open kitchen, not to mention a great way to add seating, surface space, and storage to a kitchen of almost any size. […]

2021 Kitchen Trends: A Complete Guide To Learning To Love Your Kitchen Again

Whether you’re typically a social butterfly or a bit of a homebody, chances are you spent a whole lot more of 2020 at home than you ever have before. And chances are, you came to the same realization that many homeowners did last year: most homes just aren’t designed for 24/7 full-family togetherness. Worse, those […]

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 […]

Six Stylish, Smart Alternatives To An Island For A Small Kitchen

Kitchen islands have been at the top of everyone’s must-have kitchen to-do lists for years now. But while big ol’ islands have almost become the mascot for kitchen remodels in general, they really only work in one kind of kitchen: one that’s both big and open. That said, as a proud owner of a small, […]

Completing Your Kitchen Island: Bar Stools To Bring The Family Together

The kitchen has been undergoing a lot of changes in recent years, with the closed-off dining room falling out of favor in order to create a more unified cooking and eating area. In order for this to happen, you have to rethink seating in the kitchen. Creating a dining space through the use of your […]

Designer Bar Stools: An Unexpected Finishing Touch For Your Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen islands are a staple of almost every kitchen big enough to fit one. They’re the heart and anchor of a well-built contemporary space. But there’s one element that almost every island has that rarely gets talked about: the bar stools. Most islands are designed with seating in mind, which means they have to come […]

Let’s Talk Butcher Blocks: A Quick Guide To Wood Counters For The Kitchen

Granite has ruled the world of kitchen counter tops for more than a decade. But in the last few years, homeowners have started branching out. Right now, wood, butcher block style counter tops are a particularly popular alternative. Wood counters have a relaxed, natural quality and a warm, homey feel – a great option for […]

Building A Custom Kitchen Island To Enhance Your Kitchen

In recent years, kitchen islands have become something of a trendy statement piece, emblematic of the trend towards larger, more open kitchens. But a good island isn’t just a fancy centerpiece, it’s an opportunity to make up for any of your kitchen’s shortcomings. Kitchen islands can act as pure surface space, sure, but they can […]

Seven Trendy Ways To Add Contrast To A White Kitchen

White is one of the most popular colors for a kitchen these days. From highly traditional to sleek and modern and everywhere in between, the bright, clean look of a white kitchen holds an almost universal appeal. But making the look work well can be a little tricky. Too much white and your space can […]