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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, and are largely considered the stylistic 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 […]

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, and they’re a great option […]

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 […]

The Rise And Fall Of Kitchen Islands: Old And New Seating Options For Your Kitchen

Kitchen islands have been one of the hottest features in kitchen design for years now. As floor plans become more open and homeowners consistently favor a barrier-free layout, kitchen islands have seemingly become the ideal piece of furniture, providing storage, seating, and prep space, and allowing guests to interact with the cook while food is […]

How To Make Kitchen Islands Work In A Small Kitchen

Kitchen islands are among the most desirable features in kitchen design today.  You practically can’t open a magazine or flip on HGTV without a designer or homeowner gushing about their new custom island. But if you happen to have a smaller kitchen, you’re probably feeling a little out of the loop. After all, islands aren’t […]

Top Five Home Improvements For The Holiday Season

The time between Halloween and New Years is probably the single worst time of year to do any kind of major home remodeling. Between guests, celebrations, tight budgets from gift-giving, and just good old fashioned bad weather, there’s a lot stacked against end-of-the-year renovations. But this is also the time of year where people that […]

Kitchen Islands – Solving Your Common Kitchen Problems

Big, beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen islands are probably the single biggest trending item in 2013 kitchen design. They’ve been gaining in popularity for years, but if you’re planning a kitchen remodel for the coming year, a kitchen island is virtually a must-have. But there are all kinds of kitchen islands out there, from big custom builds […]