Category: kitchen ideas

9 tips from a top kitchen designer on getting storage spot on |

There’s no doubt that the way we use our kitchens has changed in the past decade, and rapidly so in the last couple of years. This means rethinking how kitchens are designed and laid out, and how arguably their most important ingredient, kitchen storage, is approached. 

Richard Moore, Design Director at Martin Moore (opens in new tab), has grown up in the kitchen design business, with the family company approaching its 50th year, so he can speak with some authority on the subject. 

‘At Martin Moore, all our kitchens are bespoke, allowing us to create, build and design spaces that fit entirely around our clients’ needs and lifestyles. However, there are key considerations that people should think about when approaching kitchen design,’ he says. We asked him for a closer look at those key considerations. This is what he told us.

1. Make your kitchen island a place for

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7 Design-Forward Range Hood Ideas for Your Kitchen | Architectural Digest

Goodbye, boring kitchen vents: The design world is full of range hood ideas that are anything but basic. Craving something metallic? Cloud-shaped? Bright yellow? By all means, bring it on. The statement range hood is majorly en vogue. Think about it: If you’re putting thought into making sure the kitchen countertops and cabinets go together, why not consider how the range hood will come into play? “The ability to apply different materials to a hood insert has evolved and expanded to multiple material possibilities, thus creating more avenues for creative design,” says Jim Rill, principal of Rill Architects in Bethesda, Maryland.

AD spoke with seven designers who selected out of the box options for their kitchen renovation projects and couldn’t be happier about their choices. Read on to learn more about what inspired these pros to go bold. 

Sleek, modern range hood

Designer Summer Jensen adds a sleek range hood

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AD’s 2022 Great Design Awards: Kitchen + Baths

Kirsten Dunst’s Los Angeles Bath By AD100 Firm Hallworth Design. 

Photo: Laure Joliet

True Romance

Organic Materials, Rich Patinas, and Hand-Hewn Craft. 

Scratching the surface

Kelly Wearstler with her new Scout and Senso tile collections for made by Ann Sacks.

Photo: The Ingalls

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In two new collections for Ann Sacks, AD100 Hall of Famer Kelly Wearstler plumbs the tension inherent in the dual nature of ceramic tile itself—the material’s hard, durable surface and its responsiveness to soft, painterly, artisanal effects. The Scout line, encompassing eight patterns, celebrates Wearstler’s love of fluid, organic lines and shapes that wiggle, wiggle. The Senso group, with four distinctive field tiles, pays homage to the beauty of fine plasterwork and its unique tactile

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The 3 Biggest Kitchen Trends for 2023, According to Caren Rideau

Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

It’s no secret that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we flip pancakes on Sunday mornings, prepare elaborate holiday meals for our family, and gather with friends for great wine and conversation. So when homeowners are looking to update their home, the first place many people start is with a new kitchen design—especially since it can improve our everyday routines and boost the home’s resale value in the future. The only problem? It can be paralyzing to find a beautiful kitchen design when there are so many beautiful ideas out there. Pinterest can be a rabbit hole, and we basically want to copy every one of these kitchen ideas from the pages of our magazine. So we tapped designer Caren Rideau, owner of Kitchen Design Group and author of Caren Rideau: Kitchen Designer, Vintner, Entertaining at Home, to find out the biggest kitchen

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9 compact designs you’ll love |

Growing in popularity, kitchen peninsula ideas are quickly becoming a favorite design for homeowners who are looking to combine the versatility of an island but want to save space in their layout.

So, when you are researching your kitchen ideas, take a moment to consider whether a peninsula might be a better fit for your home and lifestyle. Incorporating storage, seating, and workspace, there isn’t a need that this stylish addition cannot meet.

Kitchen peninsula ideas

While kitchen islands have reigned supreme in kitchen layout ideas for the last four decades, it appears that the peninsula is making strides to take its place as the must-have kitchen feature.

The word peninsula can be etymologically broken down to mean ‘almost an island’ and that’s exactly what it is. Geographically a peninsula is a landmass surrounded by water on all but one of its sides. In the kitchen, a peninsula is

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11 stylish and intimate spaces |

As the cold weather sets in there’s nothing like coming home to a warm and welcoming kitchen, so now’s the time to think about adding cozy kitchen ideas to get prepared.

Today kitchens are so much more than spaces for preparing food, they are social spaces at the heart of family life where meals are shared, homework is completed and creative ideas are hatched, so it’s important they are comfortable, cozy spaces people enjoy being in. 

While there are plenty of quick updates you can add to make a kitchen instantly more cozy, there’s often more to creating intimate, welcoming kitchen ideas than meets the eye and fundamental design elements like layout, materials, and lighting can play an important role. 

Whether you’re looking to make the most of a small kitchen or make a large kitchen feel more intimate, these cozy room ideas for kitchens and expert tips are guaranteed

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8 reasons why this trend is taking over |

The minimalist kitchen aesthetic has been around for a while, but invisible kitchens take this one step further, with the aim to conceal as much of your kitchenware as possible to create a sleek and streamlined, ‘barely there’ finish. Wonderfully discreet, invisible kitchen ideas are all about hiding away the conventional parts of a cooking space to let the fabulous parts shine.

It would appear that many people no longer wish to fill their kitchens with a plethora of objects, accessories, and bulky appliances, but instead strip these multifunctional spaces back to their bare essentials.

Invisible kitchen ideas

These minimalist kichen ideas cover everything from the best kitchen ideas and kitchen colors to working with patterns and all the kitchen trends to watch out for when designing a room that you will adore for years to come.

1. Go for a handle-free design

Bespoke kitchen in stained oak and Fiori

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Emily Henderson Shares Her Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Design

When we need immediate design inspo and expertise, there’s one person we turn to every time: Emily Henderson. She has an unparalleled ability to create rooms with effortless flow, and her eye for modern, accessible pieces is enviable (and worthy of our Instagram fan-girling). And while we want to inhabit every space she designs, there’s a faster way to experience Emily’s interior magic: her latest book, The New Design Rules.

If there’s one thing Emily’s book makes clear, it’s this: learn the rules and make them your own. While interior design may come with an air of intimidation, Emily emphasizes an easygoing and authentic approach. According to her, this book is for everyone, (“all design lovers at any level,” are her exact words). The New Design Rules offers a glossary of construction vocabulary, and in it Emily distills the renovation process to help you communicate with your contractors (“so

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Home interior decor tips to nail an open kitchen design

In recent times, we have seen a dynamic shift in the kitchen preferences of many Indian households with most homeowners in India adopting a fancy and stylish kitchen layout and at the moment, we see a rise in demand for modular kitchens as your life becomes easy with one. The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home worldwide but even more so in India and since several domestic activities — including cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking and socializing — take place in the kitchen, making a beautiful and functional kitchen is an integral aspect of one’s home.

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, Principal Designers and Co-Founders of Quirk Studio, shared, “Today, nuclear families prefer an open kitchen, which opens up the home to allow interaction and easy movement. However, visually opening up this service space requires frequent cleaning, especially while hosting events. Therefore,

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BSH Home Appliances To Open New Experience & Design Center In Houston

This will be the eighth BSH Experience & Design Center to open in North America

Rendering of new Experience & Design Center in Houston. Photo: BSH

BSH Home Appliances Corporation will soon be opening an all-new Experience & Design Center in Houston. Scheduled to be open by early 2023, the facility will feature innovative home appliances from Gaggenau, Thermador, and Bosch, as well as live kitchens for interactive cooking sessions, fully built-out kitchen vignettes, entertaining spaces, and more. The exciting new space will be located at 1703-1751 Post Oak Boulevard near the Galleria.

“As an up-and-coming tech hub, Houston is an essential market for BSH to be located in and show off the latest in home appliance innovations,” said Thomas Staebler, Head of Experience and Design Centers, North America, for BSH Home Appliances. “This Experience & Design Center will have an enhanced environment

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