How to Blend a Kitchen Into an Open Living Space

Check out the tricks designers use to keep the kitchen from grabbing all the attention in an open plan

With many of us choosing open-plan layouts in our homes, designers are finding ways to help our kitchens blend in. Opting for flat-front cabinets that fade into the walls, units that resemble period furniture, and walls that are lined with texture and artwork are just some of the tricks they use to create a kitchen that feels more like part of the living space than a functional room on its own.

5 Compelling Reasons to Mix Metals in the Kitchen

A winning combination of metallic finishes can enhance kitchen styles from historical to contemporary

For those who love a matching look, the thought of mixing metals can be intimidating. But mixing metals is a wonderful way to layer in texture, help create a historical or collected look and make a room more interesting. Here are five reasons to consider mixing metals when choosing finishes for your kitchen.

How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Comfort and Style

Find out what fan size to buy, the blade angle to look for and which type works with your ceiling height

Ceiling fans make great additions to the home year-round. They cool us down in summer and warm us up in winter. New features and technologies mean they’re more energy-efficient than ever, and design updates have led to some pretty stylish models.

Personal preference plays a big role when buying a ceiling fan, and it’s always helpful to discuss your needs with a professional. To get started on your own, check out the following tips on how to choose a ceiling fan, including determining the right ceiling fan size and the optimal hanging distance from the ceiling.

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum Return on Investment

  • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).
  • Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.
  • Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th renovations for returns on investment.

11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry’s Biggest Event

We visited the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and found that many familiar kitchen features appear to be here to stay

If you’re looking for some insight into the coming kitchen trends for 2018 and beyond, or if you’re just looking for some fresh ideas to give your kitchen style an update, the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida, might offer some clues. My design team and I spotted plenty of great ideas there, and the following is a collection of some of our favorites. (If you’re looking for bathroom inspiration, check out some favorite bathroom ideas we also spotted at KBIS.)

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10 Bathroom Trends From the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show

A designer and his team hit the industry’s biggest show to spot bathroom ideas with lasting appeal

For some people, a winter vacation means relaxing on a beach in Florida. For me, a winter trip to Orlando means one thing: a visit to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. My design team and I recently attended the show and spotted a number of beautiful home trends, many of which you can expect to last well beyond 2018. Here are some of my favorite bathroom design ideas from KBIS that you can apply to your home for fresh style. (For kitchen inspiration, check out our favorite kitchen ideas from KBIS.)

A New Survey Reveals How Much That Kitchen Remodel Might Cost You

It’s a good starting point, but the true cost will depend on regional and other factors

Many things in life can be boiled down to one central concern: What’s this going to cost me? When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, the answer isn’t always straightforward. The size of your space, the scope of work involved, your DIY abilities, the quality of materials you choose and even your geographic location all play a part. But if you’re going into it blind, a new study from Houzz, which surveyed more than 1,700 users about their kitchen renovations, can give you a solid jumping-off point and offer ideas on how you might allocate that budget.

Countdown to the Best Tech of CES 2018

Many products featured at CES this year hold serious potential to shake up the real estate market. Here’s a look at some that technology.