Category Archives: kitchens

A Dated Southwestern Farmhouse And How To Fix It

Hey Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover! As many of you stated emphatically that you wished for me to move intoView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’ll Love FOREVER!

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a tree trunk to say that a room which could very wellView full post »

How to Mix Colorful Kitchen Appliances and not Muck It Up

Dear Laurel, We’re going to be redoing our kitchen in the next year or so and I’ve been seeing a lotView full post »

An Insider’s View into Stunning Custom Kitchen Details

This is the third post for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. (KBIS) #kbis2019. There’s a lot to coverView full post »

Ultimate Guide To The Best Kitchen Floor That Isn’t Tacky

Hey Guys, Many of you have said to me something like: “I don’t want to do a wood floor. We have aView full post »

Can This Dysfunctional Kitchen Be Saved?

Before we get into the dysfunctional kitchen, thank you so much to so many of you for your kind words andView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

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 FarrowView 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 »