Kitchens
Tea Kettle Complications - Danger in Home Goods

Tea Kettle Complications – Danger in Home Goods

A well-meaning friend recently gave me this “Alessi” tea kettle as a gift. It is a design by the German designer Richard Sapper. It sure “saps” you.Read More…

Not Paints but Painting Techniques

Not Paints but Painting Techniques

What do the Strativarius  violin and Patch –N-Paint have in common?

• They are both area pleasure to work/play with

• They both produce professional results. But there is more:   Read More…

Time Tested Stone for Your Kitchen Remodels & Bathroom Remodels

Time Tested Stone for Your Kitchen Remodels & Bathroom Remodels

Most everyone is familiar with the look and the benefits of granite for kitchen countertops. The material even kitchen designers and architects are not paying much attention to these days is one of the oldest countertop materials: Soapstone. Read More…

Coffee Machines – Tasty, Fun & Stylish

Coffee Machines – Tasty, Fun & Stylish

Innovative design and great function in one machine –
what a concept…. But that’s what you get with the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee makers built by Krups,  a company so large it really does not need our endorsement. Read More…

Home Improvement Products with Innovation Left Short

Home Improvement Products with Innovation Left Short

Do you see what’s NOT working in this refrigerator? 

Refrigerators are among the most used appliances in a kitchen. Some kitchen designers start their kitchen design by locating the fridge first.  Because of the heavy use of refrigerators, you really want refrigerators to work properly in every way.  Read More…

Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

This is one of the most boring looking light fixtures you can buy on today’s market. It’s okay, since you hopefully will never see it.  You will, however, likely come to rave about the quality of this utility light fixture…. Read More…

More Storage & Enjoyment from DIY Kitchen Remodeling Tricks

More Storage & Enjoyment from DIY Kitchen Remodeling Tricks

Are you thinking your kitchen is too small? Are you finding your kitchen does not have enough storage space? Revamping your kitchen into a super-organized space starts with… Read More…

Home Décor with Nature’s Patterns

Home Décor with Nature’s Patterns

Can you believe this is ceramic floor tile?  It just proves:  Nature does it best.  For years… Read More…

Good-for-your-Body Home Goods

Good-for-your-Body Home Goods

After hours of prep, standing at the stove and clean-up, your cook needs more than a kiss! Hours on wood, or linoleum floors and worse concrete or tile can irritate any back and all 10 toes.  Read More…

Decorative Home Goods for Your Kitchen – The Backsplash

Decorative Home Goods for Your Kitchen – The Backsplash

While backsplashes are not essential to the function of a kitchen they have a huge visual impact on the look and feel of your kitchen.  They are trendy and create style.  The designer in me adds: Read More…

Kitchen Remodels = Couples Therapy

Kitchen Remodels = Couples Therapy

I recently re-discovered the deeper significance of creating beautiful and functional spaces in my own home.  Creating this center island (video project details soon to come) Read More…

Important Home Décor in your Kitchen

Important Home Décor in your Kitchen

What’s wrong with this picture? Read More…