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Kitchens 741 Stories

It may not always be practical or affordable to rebuild the cabinets in a kitchen or bathroom. Refacing them might be the best solution. But what does refacing involve? As with most construction projects, the answer depends on lots of details.
Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen
You've decided to remodel your kitchen. Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall into two camps. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting...
19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know About
These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages and, yes, every now and then watch TV. But with the increased focus on...
The 15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz
As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories and endless food cans, boxes and bags easily fill up every nook and cranny, especially...
12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One's for You?
Style is easier to recognize with your eyes than with words: You know it when you see it, and the photo that inspires you most can often surprise you. Think you know your kitchen style? Check out these guides to a dozen favorite kitchen design themes,...
Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
With so many choices at homeowners' fingertips, picking out a kitchen counter is no easy task. Since this surface area ends up influencing many kitchen palettes, it's important to choose something that looks good to you, will hold up under the kitchen...
Your Guide to Choosing Kitchen Cabinets
The right kitchen cabinetry can make or break your kitchen's functionality and style — not to mention your budget. No pressure, right? Don't stress yet — Houzz's kitchen cabinet guides...
How to Design a Kitchen Island
The kitchen is one of the most complicated spaces to design in a house — and figuring out how to design an island can be confusing for homeowners. Houzz's discussion boards are full of users asking for...
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Let me state up front that in the great debate on open versus closed kitchens, I am firmly on the open-plan team. I have helped dozens...
A New Houzz Survey Reveals What You Really Want in Your Kitchen
Let’s talk about two of everyone's favorite subjects: you and your kitchen. In a recent Houzz survey, we asked homeowners to answer a series of questions about their kitchen remodeling plans. The results are in and, wow, you all really hate your current...
Kitchen Evolution: Work Zones Replace the Triangle
When I began studying kitchen design many (many!) years ago, I learned all about the much-venerated kitchen work triangle — in which the refrigerator, range...
10 Tiny Kitchens Whose Usefulness You Won't Believe
From unfolding apartments to clever remodels to creative rentals, these 10 tiny kitchens show that their owners and designers haven't just learned to deal with small spaces — they've embraced them. With solutions including cutting boards on drawers...
12 Rustic Touches That Add Warmth to a Kitchen
It’s getting darker earlier and earlier this time of year, making us crave a warm and cozy nest on cold evenings. The best place to start is the heart of the home, the kitchen. Gathering with family and friends for comfort food like butternut squash...
Kitchen of the Week: Bringing Back Glamour to a Hollywood Hills Home
Sitting high on a hill overlooking Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, this once-glorious house had been chopped up into rooms that had been rented to actors. Strange exterior doors from bedrooms and neglected spaces abounded. Seeking to bring the...
8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
If you like the layout of your existing kitchen and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to purchase and install new cabinet boxes (or “carcasses,” as I’ve heard them called fondly)...