How to Organize Your Specialty Kitchen Storage Areas

In Part 1 of this series on organizing your kitchen, I offered 10 steps to organizing your kitchen cabinets, putting the focus on everyday dishes and glassware, barware, and vases and pitchers. If you followed at least the first seven of those steps, your cabinets are now so organized, it makes you happy every time […]

3 Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of

Marrokal Design & Remodeling  . 1. Doggone Good . Designers: John Ryan and Jensen Landers (interior design) and Jason Dorman (design consultant) of Marrokal Design & RemodelingLocation: San DiegoSize: 295 square feet (27 square meters), including a walk-in pantry and attached dining room.Homeowners’ request. A more open and inviting kitchen for entertaining and gathering. The […]

3 Kitchens With Wonderfully Rustic Character

Wood, stone and other natural elements come together in these warm, inviting mountain kitchens   1. Rich and Raw Designers: Peter Zimmerman Architects; Peace Design (interior design); Yellowstone Traditions (builder)Location: Jackson, WyomingSize: 300 square feet (28 square meters) Homeowners’ request. A home reminiscent of an original homesteader’s log house, functional yet with a historic feel. […]

Crowd-Pleasing Paint Colors for Staging Your Home

When prepping your home for sale, one of the most important tasks is giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. The standard advice from most real estate professionals is to keep them neutral with shades of white. But as a home stager and an interior designer, I prefer to take a more stylish approach. […]

What’s the Difference Between Quartzite and Quartz?

The subtle differences between quartzite and quartz seem to befuddle everyone from design-savvy clients to industry experts. Some people even use the names interchangeably, which is a huge mistake because it only adds to the confusion. Each material has its pros and cons, so educating yourself on the facts is important, especially if you are […]

The 10 Most Popular New Kitchen Photos of 2017

End-of-island storage, dual barn doors and in-drawer charging stations are among the stars of this year’s top kitchens The trend toward kitchens featuring colored cabinets and islands is gaining steam, but the appreciation for the classic white-and-wood look is hardly on fumes. The most popular kitchens cover a mix of traditional, contemporary and rustic styles, […]

12 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

Try these clever design moves to get more storage and create a roomier feel This article is from’s Most Popular stories file. A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create […]