The Graham residence after the kitchen renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade added a garage door to allow for indoor and outdoor entertaining and tons of natural light. His design also included a custom concrete table weighing over two thousand pounds. The table also housed the cooktop and sink without exposing the working parts under the table, making for a clean look. With the addition of a garage door, a custom table and all new appliances, the kitchen area is now perfect for entertaining large groups, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.
Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing kitchen was completely outdated with old cabinets, appliances, and wallpaper. Even the natural wall flooring and bead board walls were covered up with by dark tile and paint. After the renovations, Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS kitchen now features a spacious bar opening up to the dining room, new butcher block countertops, a new tile backsplash, and refinished wood floors and beadboard ceilings.
No matter the season, Lone Peak makes for a jaw-dropping backdrop to this almost $10-million home. Made for enjoying the sun or cozying up next to a fire, the home features over 2,500 square feet of outdoor living space and nearly 7,000 square feet of interiors. The chef-ready kitchen is truly the heart of the home with high-end appliances, each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom.
When considering where to splurge and where to budget, Minneapolis homeowner Patti Wagner says the key is to make a list and update it during the remodeling process so you don't get carried away and splurge on everything. Her paneled refrigerator was a Craigslist steal, and the microwave was a floor model with a steep discount. A friend who was remodeling and needed different-sized kitchen appliances sold them the stove, hood range and oven. “At the end, no one can tell which items were purchased at a budget,” she says. “Also, be patient and don't be afraid to consider second-hand items.”
The most unique part of this Tudor kitchen is the unique vignette surrounding the oven. The state-of-the-art oven was created with a vintage look, despite it having all the modern day conveniences of a new appliance. Just above the oven, there is an inset in the white subway tile backsplash that provides a focal point for the kitchen, as well as a place to set spices and oil for easy access while cooking. The Vent-a-hood has been concealed behind drywall, painted and given moulding to make the space look a bit more elegant, while still keeping the modern necessities present in the kitchen.
This modern kitchen remodel features a deep brown cabinetry paired with a neutral tile backsplash and granite countertops. Incorporating an eating area into the kitchen island eliminates the need for a separate kitchen table.In this case, the unusual shape of the kitchen island compensates for misaligned window placement. The unique countertop is made from Brazilian Mascarelo granite. Stainless steel appliances and metal kitchen stools add upgraded and coordinating features to the space.
As seen on Home Town, the Carson’s Laurel, MS house had a cramped kitchen and was lacking personality before renovations by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the home now features an updated larger French Country styled kitchen complete with new limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, new wall and floor tile, distressed cabinet doors and a custom built white oak prep table built by host Ben Napier.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, the EPA suggests replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label to save up to 20 percent on cooling costs. Tell-tale signs of replacement: rooms are too hot or cold, your cooling system is noisy, frequent repairs are necessary, and your energy bills are growing more expensive. If your unit is young, only repair if it costs less than half of the appliance's value to ensure the repair is cost-effective.
This non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning slime from Cyber Clean is a great addition to the home or office. You can clean just about any surface like doorknobs, drawers, kitchen appliances, remote controls, keyboards, speakers, camera equipment and more. It's great for hard-to-reach crevices and can be used over and over. All you do is fold the dirt and grime into the slime and use until the slime turns a darker color that matches the swatch displayed on the container.
This kitchen was transformed from a dark space with a tiny island to an open, airy concept with a nine foot island and open shelving for a casual, modern restaurant feel.
In order to compensate for removing the original upper cabinets, custom-made stainless steel shelves and a full wall of storage were added. The storage wall contains extra-deep cabinets throughout and a cubby area for small appliances like the toaster. The cabinets next to the double wide commercial refrigerator are actually tall pull-outs for added storage. Family durable materials such as wrought iron and wood stools were used so nothing is too precious to enjoy.
When creating a bar to service the kitchen and dining room for a client who entertained regularly, Teri Turan’s biggest challenge was space: “We only had a 47-inch space to fit a wine captain, an ice maker, storage for top shelf bottles, mixers, glassware, cocktail napkins and bar paraphernalia,” she says. Custom cabinets and careful shopping for extra-small appliances got the job done. She finished off the look with Persia Pearl granite countertops and honed travertine tile on the backsplash.
This eat in chef's kitchen is every cook's dream. The elegant wood of the cabinets blends perfectly with the rich exposed beams in the ceiling that help to give the space the Moroccan inspired look the homeowners desired. To complement the wood, designers chose a natural colored tile for the kitchen's backsplash and a complementary travertine tile for the floors. Not only is this kitchen beautiful, though, it is also functional. A large kitchen island with a huge prep sink adds plenty of counter space for food preparation and serving, while gourmet appliances make cooking easy-whether it's for ten people or a hundred.
This large, open country style kitchen has everything a family could need. The beautiful custom cabinets provide plenty of storage space, while the large kitchen island gives the family plenty of space to prepare their food. Cabinets and countertops extend along the sides of the room for more storage and preparation options. Appliances in this space include a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a double oven, a two sided prep sink and a wine cooler. The final touch for this family was to add some casual seating at the kitchen island. This option allows the family extra seating when they have guests or simply gives them a place to have a casual meal.
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
The owners of this high-rise apartment wanted a functional, modern kitchen, so designers revamped the original galley kitchen to give them what they needed. The galley design provides counter space on each side of the room, allowing for plenty of prep space, while new upper and lower cabinets add storage. Outdated appliances were replaced with new, stainless steel versions. To get the modern look homeowners had hoped for, designers made use of the natural light that comes into the space from the bay windows overlooking the city. Then, they installed two-toned cabinets, a three dimensional tile backsplash and a modern breakfast area to provide the elegant, modern design the homeowners longed for.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
Designers wanted the kitchen to be both elegant and functional, so they continued the modern look into this space. Clean lines and sharp edges keep the room looking clean and neat, while the blue-gray tile and rich hardwood floor make the space warm and inviting. To accommodate the homeowners' everyday as well as entertaining needs, designers included plenty of prep and storage space with counters and cabinets on two walls of the space and a large kitchen island with an eat in option. To add to the elegance of the space, designers added stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights, giving the room a little extra sparkle that highlights the natural light that comes in through the door and windows.