Take your kitchen to the next level with these 25 can't-miss ideas for boosting style and functionality.
Spotlight important areas of the kitchen with strategically installed lights. Use wall-mount lamps to illuminate work zones, such as the sink, island, and stove top.
A furniture-look island with curved details is pretty and practical. The shelves on each end are a great spot to store essentials, cookbooks, or decorative accents.
Keep everyday dinnerware within reach and close to the dishwasher using a wall-mount plate rack.
A kitchen workstation gives kids a dedicated space to study while dinner is being prepared, and can also serve as a place for meal planning. Even a small, otherwise unused area can be transformed into a desk with careful planning.
Maximize your kitchen, no matter the size, by dividing it into these 3 zones.
Avoid the backbreaking work of lugging heavy pots of water to the range by installing a cold-water wall-mount faucet above the stove.
Chill your wine in an undercounter refrigerator, which keeps bottles properly chilled in a small amount of space. Doors fitted with cabinetry panels integrate the appliances into the cabinetry.
Create a stunning focal point in an otherwise monochromatic kitchen with an oversize or colorful range hood.
A large kitchen island provides plenty of prep space, which becomes even more hardworking with the addition of a sink.
Add architectural charm to a kitchen otherwise lacking in character-rich details by embellishing the cabinets with crown molding or wooden support brackets. These architectural elements are affordable and available at home centers in a variety of sizes and styles.
For a heaping helping of fun color, choose an island in an unexpected hue. Using a bright shade only on the center cabinetry makes it really pop, but also allows for replacement later without breaking the bank.
Marble countertops and a farmhouse sink are a classic combination that will never go out of style.
Pullout drawers are a clever way to keep countertops clear and keep frequently used items close at hand. This solution is perfect for adding spice storage next to the cooktop, keeping recycling and trash hidden, or for keeping pots and pans better organized.
Window treatments are an important element in the kitchen, providing privacy, light control, and decoration. Avoid fabrics that must be dry-cleaned, wood blinds that require a special cleaner, or cellular shades that must be vacuumed. Stick instead to fabric treatments that can be thrown in the washing machine.
Space above the refrigerator often goes unused. Capture this area with a cabinet that stores items you don't use every day, or try open shelves to display decorative treasures.