Category Archives: kitchens

Is The “Unkitchen” Kitchen Design Trend, Here To Stay?

Dear Laurel, I’m a fairly new subscriber and really love your blog! We’re planning on doing aView full post »

A Frumpy Old House Gets A Sparkling Makeover

Today, I have a very special treat for y’all.   As the title says, it’s a frumpy old house thatView full post »

Is It Wise To Attempt A Home Remodel Without a Designer?

A while back, a reader named Sarah (No, not this Sara, or this Sarah.) sent some photos in of a little homeView full post »

He Loves The Phony French Country Kitchens

I received this email recently regarding French Country Kitchens:     Sorry, Ms. Bern but yourView full post »

Can A Stunning Greek Revival Home Be Revived After A Hideous Kitchen Remuddle?

Very excited to share this phenomenal Greek Revival Home with you today.   In the summer of 2016, IView full post »

The Most Durable Painted Kitchen Cabinet Finish-13 Pros Weigh In

Dear Laurel, Hope you can help me. We’re redoing our kitchen. The cabinets WILL be painted. Great,View full post »

Is A Black And White Kitchen The Answer To A Mid-Century Mess?

Last year, some may recall, I ran a little giveaway for a free consultation and a young woman named Katy was oneView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

The 9 Best Kitchen Appliance and Refrigerator Makeovers!

It’s really funny. Well, not funny haha.   But last Sunday’s post talking about my kitchenView full post »

Can You Get Away With A Partial Kitchen Remodel?

Dear Laurel, Well, we moved into an 800 square foot apartment five years ago. It was in pretty good shape;View full post »

My Kitchen Appliances Have Died. Now what?

Okay, it’s not all of the appliances, but the refrigerator is on life-support. Here’s whatView full post »

Why Is kitchen Lighting The Hardest Thing To Get Right?

First of all, this post about kitchen lighting is not so much about the actual lighting design of your kitchen.View full post »

Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Install Marble Countertops

Dear Laurel, I’m a nervous wreck. I desperately want marble countertops in my kitchen but the guy at theView full post »

25 Sumptuous Kitchen Pantries – Old, New, Large, Small and Gorgeous!

Many of you may have noticed that kitchen pantries are making a comeback. But for a lot of us, especially hereView full post »

Common Mistakes Folks Make With Their Small Kitchen

Hey Guys, I’m glad that you liked the post about small rooms and as promised, this post is about smallView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Kitchen Cabinet Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

Remember the other day with the none white kitchen post, when there were several requests for the Farrow andView full post »

Breathtakingly Beautiful Classic Kitchens That Are Not White

Dear Laurel, I’m sorry. I love you. I love your blog. But, I really, really do not want a white kitchen.View full post »

The Death Of The Boring White Kitchen and Bathroom at KBIS

The other day somebody wrote on my facebook page that a blogger had said that the boring white kitchen is dead.View full post »

The Surprising Thing That Nate Berkus Said About Design Trends

It still doesn’t seem quite real. But a week ago, I was sitting on a stage at the annual Kitchen and BathView full post »

Do You Know What KBIS Stands For?

Oh man, what a week! I am freshly returned from KBIS which was held in Orlando, Florida thisView full post »

An Exquisite Kitchen Restoration Has Charm To Burn

Too funny. I was working on a post about brick and stone fireplaces when I checked my email. And I had threeView full post »

Freaking Out Over Your Kitchen Backsplash?

Hey Guys, I promised and here it is… A post about your kitchen backsplash. Countertops will have to wait becauseView full post »

12 Of The Hottest Kitchen Trends – Awful or Wonderful?

The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home. But it seems that every ten years or so,View full post »

Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas For The New Unkitchen

It may seem  new or avant-garde even, but the new unkitchen (unfitted kitchen) that was detailed in lastView full post »

Are You Making This Common Kitchen Design Mistake?

Dear Laurel, We moved into our dream home about 2 years ago. Well, it’s dream except for the kitchen! TheView full post »

A Dream Kitchen Salvaged and the Perfect Cabinet Color

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you were talking about this dream kitchen a while back and I’ve lookedView full post »

I Can’t Afford A New Kitchen. Can You Paint Stained Wood?

Dear Laurel, We just moved into a new home. I figured that we could get a new kitchen for about 25k. Sure, 40 yearsView full post »

One of My Favorite Interior Design Tricks {it’s cheap and easy!}

Special treat today. New photos from the Bronxville kitchen.  Before I get into one of my favorite interiorView full post »

Top 25 Must See Kitchens on Pinterest

What is the secret to a beautiful kitchen? Is it the cabinets, mouldings, colors, tile, lighting, counters?View full post »

OMG! My Kitchen on Pinterest Went Viral!

This is a funny time of year for me. When other people are vacationing and getting their kids ready to go back toView full post »

French Kitchen Design | Update Kitchen & Bath

For those of you who’ve been reading laurel home for a while, you are quite familiar with THE kitchen. You knowView full post »

I Can’t Afford 150k for a Kitchen Renovation | Now What?

It’s kind of funny, but in the over two years that I’ve been writing on this blog, I haven’tView full post »

Hell’s Kitchen Design Heaven

Have you lost your mind, Laurel? What’s with the wacky title? Trying to be cute or something? I truly wish I was.View full post »

Kitchen and Bath Design Update

Hi Everyone, I have a few updates on the Bronxville, NY kitchen! Here is how the kitchen looked about 4 weeks ago AndView full post »

Installing Custom Kitchen Cabinets

I have an update on the kitchen! The custom kitchen cabinets are almost all in and I have photos to share. Now, beforeView full post »

Kitchen Hardware for a Classic White Kitchen

As promised, here is a post about kitchen hardware. In this case, I’m going to focus on the cabinet hardware thatView full post »