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Kitchens are going luxe and they're becoming more modern than ever. The latest kitchen trends include high-end fixtures, high-tech amenities, chef-grade appliances and much more. Here are some modern kitchen ideas that will achieve a sleek design and make cooking a breeze.
The notion of "bringing the outdoors in" has been a common practice in interior decoration for centuries. The freshness brought to an interior through references from adjacent gardens is not only aesthetically appealing but also appropriately practical. In warmer months, a pseudo 'garden room' may act as a transition between the actual garden and the rooms situated further within the interior of the dwelling. In the cooler months, it may remind the user of more pleasing environments. Beyond the obvious employment of botanicals, the quintessential motif used to suggest a blurring of the threshold between a residence's interior and exterior is trelliswork, also known as treillage.
If you're in the midst of a kitchen or bathroom makeover you will find yourself facing an endless string of design decisions about colors, styles and finishes. What goes together to form a cohesive and appealing look with your hard-working faucets, taps, handles and showerheads? It may be best to determine your favorite style and dial things in from there.
Studies show that Millennials know next to nothing about caring for a home, mostly because their over-worked parents never had the time to teach them how to muck out a gutter, change a furnace filter or other homeownership 101 skills. But never fear, we're here to help to explain how to perform the tasks that every new homeowner must know.
Smooth wood can combine with marble to make a beautiful kitchen countertop. But that's not your only choice, you can always use quartz countertops, which are durable and offer amazing finish options.
Designers and DIYers alike are incorporating multiple fixture finishes into their kitchen and bathroom decor. For example, you may want to have a brushed nickel shower head but also opt for oil rubbed bronze faucets. These design tips will help you choose the right finishes to achieve an eclectic yet effortless effect.
Installing a new faucet is a quick way to refresh the look of your kitchen or bathroom, but many people think it's too complicated to do themselves. While this is great for plumbers, the truth is that installing a faucet is actually a pretty straightforward job. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to get the job done right.
Despite having faced a variety of challenges in becoming first time home buyers, milliennials are still dreaming about homeownership. If you're planning to move soon, and considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel to sell your home, keep some of these design considerations in mind to make your home as attractive as possible for millennial buyers.
When your faucet drips, wobbles or just doesn't suit you anymore, you're faced with a common homeowners' dilemma: “repair or replace?"
Want a simple way to add a touch of life to your home? Bring in the houseplants! With green plants sitting pretty in your space, especially in unexpected spots like the kitchen or bathroom, your home will be full of good vibes. And don't worry if your thumb lacks even a hint of green. Before you run to the nearest fake plant store, check out these houseplants that thrive on a minimalistic lifestyle and can easily survive without much water or sunlight.
Clean. Simple. Bold. If that's the desired look for your bathroom or kitchen, monochrome is the way to go. Crisp whites, deep blacks and neutral grays easily transform the busiest rooms into fresh, minimalist spaces. Whether personalizing a first home, or tackling a remodeling project, these updates instantly create a monochrome look.
Even if you live in an American colonial house, incorporating sleek, modern designs is a cinch. By thinking about common design principles and doing a little prior planning, a traditional-looking home can be as funky and fun as you want. From adding pops of color to mostly neutral rooms to scaling up accessories to create points of interest, a home can look just like a professional decorator's. If you're ready to get started, check out these tips below from the pros...
Cozy kitchens can be fabulous. When upgrading fixtures or tackling a remodel, improve the efficiency of the space by installing sleek, stylish features with innovative functionality. With a little DIY know-how and inspiration, it's simple to transform the kitchen into a culinary dream space.
As a first-time homebuyer, you've heard about the importance of an inspection, especially when it comes to plumbing. Potential problems can be hard to spot, and are among the most expensive items to repair and replace.
You don't have to plow an alfalfa field to love farmhouse design. From the farmhouse sink to wooden beams, modern farmhouse design uses a combination of organic materials, neutral colors and traditional lines to conjure up images of a simple and self-sufficient time. Whether you live in a suburban clapboard or Manhattan high-rise, here are six design tips on how to revive or create a modern farmhouse.
Want your home to radiate warmth and classic timelessness? If you're updating a kitchen or bath, consider using oil rubbed bronze fixtures to add contrast or an out-of-the-box snap to your room. Oil rubbed bronze finishes are chemically darkened to simulate aged bronze. The finish can range from a chocolate brown to gray/green and often includes copper tones with a light and dark appearance. Rather than polished nickel, satin chrome or stainless steel, using oil rubbed bronze fixtures either alone or mixed with other metal finishes allows you to create a layered, polished contrast to your rooms.
When's the right time to call a plumber? When the toilet’s clogged? The faucet drips? A foul smell wafts from the sink? Some plumbing problems are easy to fix yourself, but others require a professional. Which is which?
Plumbing issues can often lead to expensive repairs. As a new homeowner, it's important to have a firm grasp on basic plumbing terminology so you can discuss any issues knowledgeably with your plumbing professional. Between kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor plumbing elements, here is a list of eight important plumbing terms to know.
Master chefs are known for their tools and creative kitchen ideas. Whether it's a secret ingredient, a particular stove, utensil or saucepan, there's always something that gives a great cook an edge. Attaching a sleek, hands-free faucet to your kitchen sink can provide a gourmet touch for those who like to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home. Here are four reasons to add a motion-sensing faucet to your list of kitchen remodeling ideas.
From favoring natural materials, like woods and stone, to a fondness for industrial features, millennial design is all about creating a functional, yet warm space that allows your personality to stand out. To bring this aesthetic to life in the kitchen, a hot new trend is the use of matte black finishes for design accents.
Kitchen has become theater. How so? Guests are so often tempted to hang out in or near the action while dinner is being prepared. For for those who like to entertain in the kitchen, but don't have a big (or organized) footprint for doing so, here are six creative floor-to-ceiling ways to cultivate a sense of space, light, and air around the art in progress, for kitchens of all styles and shapes.
Before you list your home for sale, add value to your kitchen design with a few weekend DIY updates and popular remodeling projects. We reached out to a few real estate pros to see what potential buyers really want in their future kitchens. It's not surprising that modern features and luxurious updates top the list. Consider adding a few of these projects to your home-selling checklist.
Traditional kitchens are warm and classic. They make you want to pull up a stool and hang out with the family. If you're updating or remodeling and looking to retain or create a traditional feel, think of your style as cozy with elements of the English and French. Here's how to upgrade your kitchen keeping a traditional design.
With their parallel counters and lots of built-in storage space, galley kitchens are an efficient way to get the most of out of a small space. But if they're not designed smartly, they can feel cramped and uncomfortable. We offer three small kitchen ideas to help you get the most out of your galley kitchen.
Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they currently have a garbage disposal in their home, but many may be misinformed
about this workhorse in the kitchen. Moen demystifies the garbage disposal.
Now is a great time to invest in your home, and renovating your kitchen is usually the most cost-effective upgrade you can make. As the room where families spend the most time together, the improvements can be enjoyed on a daily basis and much of the renovation costs can be recouped when you do decide to sell.
What's so exciting about faucets and fixtures? You turn the knob and water comes out, right? Wrong. New innovations in kitchen and bathroom design are giving us faucets that come on when motion is detected, pull out for close-in work and retract by themselves. And that's not all, how about a showerhead equipped with magnets and new styling choices featuring uber-hip 90-degree angles? Now, you're interested, right?
Whether your current garbage disposal is on the fritz or simply lacks the oomph you need to make your kitchen a perfect place, you're in luck. Garbage disposal installation is a simple, do-it-yourself project that you can complete in an hour or so.
Let's say you're renovating the kitchen. You're changing out cabinets, appliances, countertops and backsplashes. If ever there was a time to change the hardest working component of your kitchen, it is now. Lucky for you, here's some tips on different mounting styles, configurations, steel thickness and even some sink-centric bells and whistles.
A few small touches here and there can take your kitchen from dull to dyanmic. Or you can do something big and bold that changes the entire mood of the room. But whether you're planing something minor or major, just approach your kitchen remodeling project with an open mind and you'll make your dream a reality.
This article provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about faucet selection, installation and maintenance. Follow the advice given here and you will not only know how to select a quality faucet, but you will also know how to get the most out of it.
If your faucet should ever develop a leak or drip during the Warranty Period, Moen will provide the parts necessary to put the faucet back in good working condition FREE OF CHARGE and will replace (FREE OF CHARGE) any part or finish that proves defective in material and manufacturing workmanship. Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1-800-289-6636 (Canada 1-800-465-6130).
Does your kitchen feel more like Julie's than Julia's? No need to be concerned if you saw the film "Julie & Julia" and identified more with Julie, the inexperienced chef, than culinary icon Julia Child. If Julie could learn how to master the art of cooking in less than a year; you can design your own chef's studio in a fraction of that time. But follow Julie's footsteps and take your lead from those who know kitchens best - professional chefs. Moen spoke with chefs and restaurant owners to find the secrets to the best kitchen tools and design.
Maybe you still don't know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do's and don'ts for your upcoming project.
Your kitchen sink is probably one of the most frequented areas in your home. From making your morning coffee to scrubbing the dishes at night -- not to mention all the hand washing, cooking, cup filling, plant watering, crafting and cleaning that goes on in between, your faucet and sink area likely sees a lot of traffic every day. With so much action happening in one place, it's important to find kitchen fixtures and appliances that offer reliable, long-lasting solutions for you and your family.
Don't you wish every product in your kitchen could be as dependable as your Moen faucet? Kitchens everywhere are now one step closer to achieving superior, Moen-quality performance, thanks to the introduction of Moen garbage disposals. This new line of disposals ensures a complete product solution you can trust, above the sink and below.
Imagine the convenience of a kitchen faucet that can sense what the user is trying to accomplish and then respond to that need, in an instant! It's not the future... it's Moen's MotionSense hands-free faucet, and it's making its debut in kitchens across America.
When considering kitchen upgrades, many homeowners dream about new colors, flooring and finishes, with professional-grade appliances and styling that's straight out of a magazine. Your dream kitchen may be pretty, but is it practical? With today's kitchen working as the hub of the ome, it's important to incorporate tools to make your everyday life a little easier.
For many, the kitchen island is where great meals begin and end. A variety of activities occur there, from slicing, dicing and rinsing, to dining, drinking and gathering with friends and family. Make sure your island is an oasis, meeting the needs of your family and matching your entertaining style.
It's one of the most used items in your home, but how much do you really know about the kitchen sink? Which materials are the most scratch or stain resistant? Which can withstand hot pots and pans from the oven or stove? Are there certain sinks that will chip and others that won't? Which sinks perform better - stainless, composite, cast iron or solid surface?
When it comes to chores, does it seem like you never have the right cleaning products for the job? The solution may be as close as your kitchen cabinets. A lot of household items can be used to make short work of your cleaning duties.
Does spring fever have you feeling the urge to spruce up your home? Kitchen renovations often come with a hefty price tag. Learn how to decorate for the season with these affordable ways to update your kitchen for spring.
According to the EPA, food is the largest single source of waste in U.S. landfills and incinerators, making up more than 20 percent of the country's garbage. Americans are dumping food waste into landfills and the figures are staggering: we're putting millions of tons of food waste into the ground each year.
From automatic appliance sensors to refrigerators with touch screens, the kitchen is a technology hotspot in many contemporary homes. Here are several advancements taking place in kitchens today…and tomorrow.
Don't know where to start? Use these simple tools to help you find the perfect products for your space.