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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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
Before the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either investment or long-term maturing. But...
Kitchen of the Week: Captain Courageous Style in Massachusetts
Karen Swanson’s historic Manchester, Massachusetts, home was built in 1850 by a prosperous local sea captain named John Carter, and although most of the house has the architectural detail of that period, the kitchen was a relic of the 1950s (or thereabouts)....
What to Know Before Buying Bar Stools
It’s hard to imagine any kitchen without some sort of bar stool. Bar stools have become positively ubiquitous — and for good reason. They allow family, friends and even strangers to join...
Kitchen of the Week: Victorian Style the Nonconformist Way
There’s a uniquely creative spirit about so many of the projects I cover in Portland, Oregon, that I’ve often wondered what they are putting in the water in that city. “It’s the clients around here,” says Anne De Wolf, a principal...