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Category: Kitchen Design

13 Incredible Kitchen Transformations / Before & Afters

If you’re considering doing a kitchen renovation, sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get you ready to tackle the aisles of Home Depot. To that end, I have gathered some of the most dramatic kitchen before and afters I could find.        &nbsp…

6 Open Shelving Trends for the Kitchen

I am a huge fan of open shelving in the kitchen. They can be a very functional way to have the items you use frequently right at your fingertips and they can also be a great design feature when styled with beautiful dishes and serving pieces. Take a look at…

Great Examples of Making a Small Kitchen feel Bigger

Small Kitchens Here are some ideas on how to make a small kitchen workable. To give a feeling of space, create contrasts in colors and luminosity. Don’t hesitate to play with materials like brick, glossy paint, wood and plain white. If your kitchen is very small, you can use…

Amazing White & Brass Kitchens

Change it up! These kitchens confirm that stainless steel appliances and brass hardware don’t clash, whatsoever. Mixing metals is okay, don’t be afraid! There’s just something about white appliances! LOVE Thx House & Home, Tatum Brown & DecorPad…

Beautifully Blue Kitchens

Feeling Blue…. SIDENOTE~ These first few pics are Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker’s kitchen in Austin, TX. It goes down as one of my favorites. Brooklyn designs all of their homes! &nbsp…

Before & After Holly Kitchen in Laguna Beach

Our Holly Kitchen Project~ This was a fun house for my husband and me to update. When we bought it, it was a chopped up big house that we turned into a 6 bedroom 5 bathroom home. Everything about this place screamed, “Crappy 1990, low budget remodel”. These…

Here is My New Kitchen

Our Humble Dream Home A little over ten years ago, my husband and I bought a beach cottage next-door to us. It was built in 1938 and had only two owners before we acquired it. The original owner was a lady from Chicago who designed the ‘L shaped…

I Promise These are IKEA Kitchens

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This Is IKEA Now~ There’s a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they’re incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, lending themselves to all kinds of configurations and finishes, some of which may not look…

Black or White Kitchen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Black vs. White   WHITE     BLACK I did tons of research a few years ago when I designed my kitchen. I was too indecisive and ended up with white cabinets and a black island with marble that was not honed. That was…

Australian Splashback

My love of Australian architecture and design is something I’m trying to incorporate (copy exactly!) into our Laguna Beach, California beach house. Australian architecture has generally been consistent with architectural trends in the Western world, with some special adaptations to compensate for distinctive Australian climatic and cultural factors…