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Editor's Notepad

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Kitchen & Bath Design Resources

comments (1) October 15th, 2012 in Blogs
Browse through this collection of ingenious details and those in the articles below to find inspiration for your own kitchen and bathroom projects.
Browse through this collection of ingenious details and those in the articles below to find inspiration for your own kitchen and bathroom projects.
Browse through this collection of ingenious details and those in the articles below to find inspiration for your own kitchen and bathroom projects.
Browse through this collection of ingenious details and those in the articles below to find inspiration for your own kitchen and bathroom projects.Click To Enlarge

Browse through this collection of ingenious details and those in the articles below to find inspiration for your own kitchen and bathroom projects.


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

Add a booth

Drop-in Dining

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

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

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

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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