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KITCHEN INNOVATION • Fueled by culinary curiosity and our burning need for both easy solutions and good aesthetics, kitchen design has come a long way since Elkay® started in 1920.
Meet the Cover Designer
OPEN HOUSE ORGANIZATION • Everyone is mad about organizing right now. Editorial Director Joanna Saltz chats with four designers about finding solutions that actually improve your quality of life (and your mood).
Custom Organizing Solutions for Every Room • There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for good organizing; here are valuable tips for different parts of the home.
Just Add Rocks • We aren’t all in a position to dedicate a whole closet to booze storage. Freestanding bars to the rescue!
What’s Your Dream HAPPY HOUR? • The best time for a pick-me-up is whenever the craving strikes. With Signature Kitchen Suite’s new fridge-to-freezer drawers, the first of their kind, you’ll always have a refreshing snack on hand.
THE Rufino Report • Rise and shine! HB’s man-about-town, Robert Rufino, shares his picks for a leisurely morning around the breakfast table.
INCREDIBLE KITCHENS • Designers know there’s almost always a gorgeous solution to the most difficult design challenges. These six inspiring spaces bust through the worst obstacles.
Thinking VERTICALLY • A sky-high kitchen combines lofty views with the most brilliant storage solutions.
Getting AWAY • Smack in the middle of San Francisco is a kitchen that looks like it was built in the English countryside.
Entertaining EVERYONE • How to get the grandkids to come over more often? Open a restaurant-grade kitchen by your pool.
Opening UP • Brilliant swaps—and some strong color choices—made this galley kitchen feel huge.
Spreading OUT • A trio of spaces—main kitchen, servery, and china pantry—allow this Nova Scotia family to entertain with ease.
Finding A FLOW • A brand-new kitchen layout brings order to the Florida home of an avid cook and his wife.
Little Lifesavers • No reno budget? No worries. Add one of these clever gadgets to your existing kitchen to make it feel like new.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE Right Everything • In-house kitchen expert and HB Market Director Carisha Swanson walks us through what to know—and what to buy—before you remodel your kitchen.
What’s Your Priority? • Buying a fridge is not just a matter of choosing between stainless or black matte. It’s about catering to your food storage lifestyle.
How to Make It Look Built-in
WATER AND ICE DISPENSERS
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT MATTRESS • You spend one-third of your life in bed, why not make it wonderful?
Which Gadgets Do You Need? • The answer lies in how—and what—you like to cook.
A Better Electric Option
Yes, You Need a Garbage Disposal • Don’t be afraid! They’re safe, odor-reducing, and good for the planet.
THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER
How Many Taps Do You Need? • “The one” is for dishes; the extras are for drinking water.
LIFE ON THE SURFACE
ETERNAL DESIGN QUESTIONS • House Beautiful’s been covering kitchens for 120+ years—but after all this time, homeowners still get hung up on the same issues. Here, we look at some of our best past projects and how they can help inform your current decisions.
GET IN THE ZONE • Modern kitchens don’t...