We've seen painted ceilings before , and it continues to be one of my favorite ways to detail a kitchen. The bright egg-yolk yellow in this photo provides a much-needed boost of color to the grey cement wall and the white shelves and dishes. It adds just the right amount of warmth to a setting that otherwise might feel a little too austere and industrial.
Brooklyn-based design firm Workstead isn't big on color. Founders Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, both graduates of the architecture program at Rhode Island School of Design, don't rely on bright paint color to give their work its beauty. ("Too easy, no integrity.") Rather, their designs spring from "the poetic (but still very regimented) use of materials," according to Dwell. So for a client's kitchen redesign, they decided to use brass as their color.
If you've already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures and materials to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at the pros and cons of hardwood flooring in the kitchen.
The IKEA Expedit bookcase may be one of the most popular affordable bookcases out there. (When you actually start looking for it, you see it everywhere. Trust me.) Its ubiquity also means it's rife for reinterpretation, as seen in this kitchen/dining storage hack!
I've always loved the look of Moroccan tiles in the kitchen, but covering a backsplash or the floor can be pretty cost-prohibitive. So how about focusing on selective areas, like a wall insert or part of a countertop? I love the raspberry-colored patterned tiles in this kitchen, and how they play off the concrete countertop and pop out from the white tiled wall.
Shopping for cabinet hardware can be overwhelming, so to help ease the stress we've provided a list of 10 online shopping sources for cabinet knobs and pulls to get you started. We think you're bound to find what you're looking for at one of these places!
While prepping for a dinner party or tackling a big baking project, how many times have you wished for just a couple more feet of counter space? The winner of Food52's best kitchen hacks contest has an ingenious tip for temporarily adding counter space with the help of an ironing board.
I am building a new kitchen in the house that my husband and I are renovating, and there is a rather overwhelming array of choices to be made. Tile has been one of those. We're choosing a lot of tile (for baths as well as the kitchen). Subway tile is obviously a terrific and classic choice, and since it can be less than $3/square foot, very economical too. But can inexpensive tile go beyond subway tile? What are some other options for those of us on a strict budget? I took my questions to Kirsty Froelich, the corporate designer of The Tile Shop, a nationwide tile retail chain. Here's some of her advice on choosing tile when you're on a budget.
Breakfast bars, or separate "morning areas," are coveted details in kitchens with room to spare. In smaller kitchens, hideaway features, like this tabletop, are incredibly useful. What about combining the two features and creating a hideaway breakfast area—in this case, a roll-out cabinet dedicated to your morning joe, complete with pot-filler faucet!