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How to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

How to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

A family kitchen is put through its paces daily. Whether it’s serving as a laboratory for young chefs, an eating and gathering place for the whole clan, or a homework station for school kids, the kitchen sees a lot of action. To ensure that your design meets a...

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Curves and Other Kitchen Trends to Embrace

Curves and Other Kitchen Trends to Embrace

Following trends too strictly can be a slippery slope. The trick is to separate those with staying power from the passing fancies. Here are five hot kitchen trends that promise longer-lasting appeal too. CURVES ARE IN Kitchens tend to be all straight lines and sharp...

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The Key to Organized Kitchen Designs: Work Zones

The Key to Organized Kitchen Designs: Work Zones

A well-designed space reflects its inhabitants—and this rings particularly true in the kitchen. Laying out a kitchen around zones, rather than calculating a precise sink-refrigerator-stove triangle, allows you to address the household’s cooking and lifestyle...

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Creative Ideas for Cozy Eat-In Kitchens

Creative Ideas for Cozy Eat-In Kitchens

While the kitchen island is perfect for grab-and-go moments, nothing can compare to gathering family around a table and enjoying an unhurried meal in a comfortable setting. Decidedly more approachable than the dining room but not as unceremonious as an island, the...

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Dream Kitchen Ideas from Real Chefs

Dream Kitchen Ideas from Real Chefs

When you have your sights set on a gourmet kitchen, you know exactly what you need and how to make it look fabulous. Today, many kitchens are built around a certain aesthetic vision with little focus on the actual cooking experience. Whether you’re designing your...

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Pantone Creates a New Hue for 2022

Pantone Creates a New Hue for 2022

“Carefree confidence,” “novel perspective,” and “joyous attitude.” These are just some of the attributes the Pantone Color Institute ascribes to its forward-looking 2022 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. A mashup of blue and violet-red, the warm...

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Paint Brands Unite to Designate 2022 as the Year of Green

Paint Brands Unite to Designate 2022 as the Year of Green

Image from Benjamin Moore It seems the major paint companies are trying to tell us something. Collectively, they delivered a potent message with their 2022 Color of the Year choices: Green is here to stay for the foreseeable future. And judging from the top picks...

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Embracing Grandmillennial Style in the Kitchen

Embracing Grandmillennial Style in the Kitchen

After years of toned-down interiors, many people are craving something more comforting and nostalgic in kitchen design. Grandmillennial style mixes old and new for a modern twist on traditional. Achieve this timeless look with these elements. DARK WOODS...

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Amp Up a Kitchen with Gleaming Metals from Café

Amp Up a Kitchen with Gleaming Metals from Café

A thoughtfully crafted kitchen leaves nothing to chance. Like a symphony, all elements harmoniously combine to convey your designer vision and realize your client’s dream. Even seemingly small details, such as metal accents, perform their parts in the melodious...

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