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KITCHEN TRENDS • Editorial Director Joanna Saltz spoke with four experts about the fads they’re seeing come and go, the ones they can’t quit, and what’s next in kitchen design.
Corner Bistro • ENTER A RESTAURANT, AND YOU IMMEDIATELY START PRAYING FOR A BOOTH. BUT WHAT IF YOU had one at home? The comfort, the intimacy, it’s exactly what you want out of dinner with loved ones. Residential designers are taking note, pairing a bench seat with a few chairs at tables all over the house. Open to the room but plush and cozy, half banquettes are where everyone wants to sit. “I love them so because of their versatility,” says Joy Williams of Joyful Designs, who often adds storage underneath. The concept doesn’t have to be limited to your kitchen either. Add one to a game room, or take it outdoors.
Quick Kitchen Switches • These simple swaps take just hours—not days—to install, yet will make your cooking quarters feel brand new.
Your Ultimate DECISION HANDBOOK • This guide will answer all of your renovation questions (including, Do I actually have to renovate?). We’ll help you figure out what you truly need before you overspend on what you don’t.
Are My Old Cabinets Salvageable?
How Do I Organize All My Stuff? • De-clutter your life with a smart drawer or cabinet system.
Is Tile My Only Option? • Don’t get us wrong, we still love a rustic zellige or porcelain tile backsplash. But recently, slabs seem to be taking over. A countersplash is when the same style is used for a countertop, as if the surface seamlessly continues up the wall. The look is smooth, provides easy cleanup for cooking splatters, and is often finished with a little display shelf in the same material.
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch • At Stearns & Foster, we believe that exceptional design lives in the details. This is why we have spent more than 175 years committed to refining the details that make Stearns & Foster distinct. From velvet trim to hand-tufted top layers, our mattresses are meticulously crafted to look as good as they feel. Use our tips to help you choose the perfect mattress to complete your bedroom sanctuary.
Do I Need a Massive Range?
Can I Have a Fridge in Every Room?
How Much Is Convenience Worth? • Quite a lot, actually. Specialty appliances can help you live your best life.
Can My Sink Be My Sous Chef?
A Pro Chef’s Dream Kitchen • Food Network star Molly Yeh drew on years of experience to make her farmhouse kitchen function effortlessly.
Let’s Just Shop! • Make your kitchen work harder (and look more beautiful) with these clever must-haves.
INCREDIBLE KITCHENS • Feast your eyes on some of the most inspiring spaces we’ve seen—expertly designed for cooking, baking, entertaining, and long days of Zooming in close proximity to good snacks.
The Family Circus • For a couple with five pets in Nashville, this storage-obsessed designer thought of everything.
Letting In the Light • A kitchen reno in Los Angeles proves that embracing old wood paneling can open up exhilarating possibilities.
The Next Chapter • A coastal kitchen in Pacific Palisades, California, went from kid-friendly to adult-ready.
Studying Abroad • “Tea and biscuits” might mean breakfast in this Texas kitchen, but its English decor needs no translation.
Expert Secrets for an Amazing Outdoor Kitchen • Real estate agents say it’s at the top of the wish list for nearly half of all home buyers. Kaitlin Petersen, editor...