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BHG Showcase Kitchen

The home of the world famous Better Homes and Gardens red plaid cookbook has a brand-new look. Warm, welcoming, it's open to dining and entertaining and filled with ideas you can use in your own home.


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    • Multifunction Island

      The Test Kitchen renovation reflects the Better Homes and Gardens aesthetic: an American mix of styles, materials, and influences. The star of the Test Kitchen showcase space is the island, which stretches 11 1/2 feet and has a multitude of functions. Visitors can sit at the island and talk with the cook at the nearby sink or cooktop.

    • Island Closeup

      The island's integrated granite sink has teak cutting boards that slide where needed, from the drain board across to the rubbish opening.

    • Pot Rack

      Bistro-style light fixtures are built into the bold chrome pot rack above the island, which anchors the space as the kitchen's focal point. The pergola grid above adds texture and serves to diffuse the inset lights above it.

    • Appliance Garages

      To conquer the inevitable clutter that marches into a kitchen, appliance garages with remote controlled doors store small appliances (and conceal outlets).

    • Textural Tile

      For textural harmony, materials connect via tone and substance, such as the pairing of creamy granite with white marble and the use of both horizontal and vertical wood grains. Here, an unusual narrow strip tile covers the top of the serving cart.

    • Pot-Filler

      This pot-filler faucet is cleverly concealed in a recessed niche to the right of the sink. Placing the plumbing here also opened up a narrow area behind the sink that's perfect for spices and cooking oils, concealed behind a sleek white glass doors on the backsplash.

    • Oversize Sink

      A marble baking-prep table at far end of the island doubles as a serving area. And at the other end of the island, a serving cart, smartly outfitted with storage for linens and serving utensils, can roll to serve the nearby banquette. In between, a long trough sink doubles as a food prep area.

    • Sliding Doors

      Behind the 60-inch gas range, white glass doors glide open to reveal cooking essentials stashed on narrow shelves.

    • Baking Center

      The baking center area includes upper storage and shelves below. In addition, vertical slots streamline the storage of long baking pans while the shallow drawers keep a covey of small utensils within easy reach.

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      In View

      What's cooking at the island is shown on the screen mounted on the wall. The double-sided fireplace opens up to the library-style dining area beyond.

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      Formal Dining

      A French limestone fireplace lends a hearth theme; a flat-screen television inset above it unifies what often can be two disparate focal points in a room. Comfortable seating and a neutral color palette ensure that the food will star in this dining room.

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      Light and Dark

      One of the most comfortable aspects of the showcase kitchen is its library dining room. Lined with dark walnut cabinetry, it's a cozy enclave for showcasing books (like our vast collection of cookbooks) and is the perfect spot for corporate meetings.

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      Potting Sink

      A soapstone sink adjacent to the outdoor garden is perfect for tending potted herbs.

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      Better Homes and Gardens Editors

      Editors from Better Homes and Gardens magazine enjoy working and entertaining in the showcase kitchen. In 2005, they'll welcome more than 2,000 guests, perform more than 5,000 recipe tests, and host the first-ever Family Cook-Off Contest in the new space!

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      Vintage Kitchen Ideas

      Whether inspired by a 1940s diner or an old-world scullery, vintage kitchens offer charm and contemporary convenience. See how these designs reference the past while beautifully accommodating modern needs.
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