Eight Elements of Perfect Rustic Kitchens

Sick and tired of slick, white, modern, minimalist, streamlined kitchens? (Or maybe you never liked them in the first place?) If the kitchen is the heart of the home, shouldn’t it be cozy, homey, warm and inviting? If that’s your … Continued

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Mirror, Mirror… Not Just for Walls

For a room that’s the fairest of them all, consider adding mirrors in unconventional places. Mirrored surfaces tend to make a room look larger and lighter, and who doesn’t want that? Think beyond the wall. Mirrored furniture and fixtures are currently … Continued

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Finishing Touches: Kitchen Appliance Finishes

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Depending on your cooking preferences, your appliances may be the most expensive purchase that you make when designing or updating a kitchen. After all, a kitchen without appliances is just a storage room with cabinets and counters. When you’re buying appliances, … Continued

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How to Choose a Kitchen Counter

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Choosing a kitchen counter is a huge and often overwhelming task. Forget about the color for a minute (though that is important and can be a weeks-long, dizzying process!) – just the material is a big deal! Stone? Laminate? Eco-friendly? … Continued

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Old is New Again: Vintage Kitchen Fittings

Move over, ultra-modern – old-fashioned is now fashionable! With farmhouse sinks all the rage, many are opting for distressed finishes and antiquated pieces for an authentic worn-in look in their kitchens. I am just loving those wood-block countertops! Coppery finishes … Continued

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How to Decorate Your Home for Summer – Without Breaking the Bank

Summer is my absolute favorite season! I spend long, dreary winters counting down the days to June, sunshine, and beach trips. I grew up in Los Angeles and remain a California girl at heart; even though I’m now a full-time … Continued

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