Joanna Gaines's recommendation was not simply to expand the kitchen, but to actually relocate it. The new kitchen is in a space that was previously a den. In the new layout, the old kitchen becomes the combined pantry and laundry room.
A rustic inspired faux-bronze range hood with distressed wood surround serves as the statement piece of this kitchen. Blonde hardwood floors, while a lighter color, feel just as warm and inviting as dark hardwood floors.
Waste not, want not: Instead of heading to the lumber yard, more and more furniture designers are looking to the past for their materials. This Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island, $475, from Herb’s Furnishings is one great example. Handcrafted of 100% reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md., the island’s frame is crafted from old beams, and its shelves are reclaimed pine paneling. The butcher's block top is made of reclaimed hardwood flooring, which is sealed with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. The island sits on leveling stems to ensure a flat cutting surface, and it includes a steel bar with S hooks for hanging pots and other utensils.
Be sure the lighting in your kitchen design provides the right accent when deciding on red cabinets. It plays a very important role in determining the tone and mood established in the red of the cabinets.
A large kitchen island can solve more problems than one when mealtime comes, so we encourage investing in this piece. When you feel short on necessary counter space, an island adds space to chop and prep. Then, transform it into a casual dining space for everyone to gather round.
The Pilgrims grew pumpkins that also looked like this short ribbed beauty. This is a moschata type of squash and was grown for both people and livestock to munch. Moschata pumpkins store well, providing a source of fresh food in winter. ‘Long Island Cheese’ pumpkin dates to the early 1800s and is a coveted pumpkin for pie making due to its nearly stringless flesh.