Kitchen & Bath Design Resourcescomments (1) October 15th, 2012 in Blogs
The Fine Homebuilding archives are full of design tips and material reviews that could help you to plan your dream project. To make things easier for you, we've created this collection of some of the best kitchen and bath articles from our magazine departments.
Ideasa for making kitchens more functional, comfortable, and attractive
To accommodate visits from grown children and many grandchildren in his parents' relatively small kitchen, architect Tom Catalano designed this booth for their Maine home. A semicircular nook with a drop-leaf table was the perfect answer to maximizing both seating space and water views...
Read more about this and other booths, nooks, and banquettes
Bookshelf Divider Unites House
The rear portion of the clients' house was split in half by a wall that created two too-small areas: one a back entry/mudroom, the other a breakfast alcove. Architect Lynn Hopkins solved the problem with a bookcase, a closet, and a relocated door...
Read more about this breakfast-alcove transformation
A Window Seat with a Garden View
When Bill Mastin started working with Michael and Lianne, they expressed a fondness for the cozy quarters in their vintage 1920s bungalow. They needed to enlarge the house a bit to accommodate the whole family as the kids got older, but they didn't want to lose the sense of coziness. They also love books, and they prize reading as a shared family activity. That's just one of the ways that the 3-ft. by 7-ft. window seat at the south end of the kitchen gets used...
Read more about this window seat
Baking On the Go
My clients asked me to design a multipurpose kitchen/family room flexible enough to accommodate many tasks, including baking. However, they didn't want a dedicated baking area that would interfere with other activities or overwhelm the rest of the kitchen.
Read more about this roll-out baking station
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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding. read more