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Kitchens & Baths Spring 2016

Filled with North America's most gorgeous kitchens and baths, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths focuses on the spectacular products and high-end design solutions that make a space truly envy-inducing. Gorgeous photos bring to life top designers' most amazing work, showcasing rich architecture, fabulous finishes, and luxurious features. These are rooms meant to inspire and to put a face on your dreams.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

I recently had the privilege of attending the first Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, which brought together tech, culinary, and design experts from around the country and abroad to discuss what the kitchen might look like—and how it might function—20 years from now. With the advent of smart appliances, cooking apps, and Amazon Echo’s astounding Alexa, the kitchen has become an evolving landscape, a testing ground for new technologies designed to make our lives easier. How exactly all these technologies will influence design trends in the future is yet to be determined, but I am watching with great interest as the gap between high tech and high style continues to shrink. The items we chose for our annual 30 Most Innovative Products Awards (page 33) illustrate this point. From a medicine cabinet…

1 min.
smart solutions

What Is a Smart Home? It’s accessible, flexible, lowmaintenance, energy-efficient, comforting, personalized, and downright fun! Find out more: BHG.com/HouseTech 1 innovation home Tour the Better Homes and Gardens® Innovation Home, which showcases the best smart-home features in a gorgeous, transitional design. BHG.com/InnoHome 2 easy does it A simple switch of a lightbulb could give your home some major tech cred. Learn more about this Sengled bulb, above, and other innovative products. BHG.com/SmartBlog 3 kitchen trends Even the most traditional-style kitchens are becoming more streamlined and efficient. Discover the trends, including open layouts and induction cooking, that are here to stay. BHG.com/KitchenIdeas…

2 min.
graceful gray

Starring Role CREATE CASUAL ELEGANCE WITH A LARGE DOSE OF GRAY ANCHOR an airy, transitionalstyle kitchen with muted gray base cabinets. This keeps the focus on the bright white walls and helps hide spills and scuffs below. Create consistency by using the same color on the island cabinetry and on tall cabinet units at each end of the kitchen. SUPPORT the color scheme with other materials in shades of gray. Reflective stainless-steel appliances bring in a lighter gray tone, while weathered dark wood floors add a stormy gray hue. Balance the room with cloud white countertops and subway tiles. ACCENT with a bright color. Here, a green pantry door adds refreshing contrast to the neutral palette. Colorful dishware and accessories on open shelves are playful, but could easily be switched out to update the…

4 min.
locale inspiration

City Sleek lines meet dressy metallics for uptown sophistication. Coastal Retreat with natural materials and bright colors pulled fresh from the sea. Country Warm textures and clean lines freshen up classic farmhouse shapes. Country Kitchens Freestanding furniture, fresh color, and antique accents give our favorite country kitchens enduring charm. BHG.com/CountryKitchen…

1 min.
shimmering chandeliers

Geometric shapes, warm metallic finishes, and glitzy details add a touch of glamour to any room.…

4 min.
southern-style kitchens

NATURAL WONDER True to its Southern roots, this Florida kitchen features handsome millwork that echoes the moldings, columns, and cornices found on the Georgianstyle home’s exterior. A large-scale Palladian window with shapely dentil-molding cornices connects the kitchen to nature by channeling natural light and embracing a riverside view. The kitchen’s hard edges are softened by the arched window, tone-on-tone wallpaper, and a pair of antique French alabaster pendants adorned with bas relief designs and exquisite veining. INSPIRED BY THE AMERICAN SOUTH’S WELL-KNOWN HOSPITALITY, these kitchens boast traditional features, elegant materials, and plenty of room to make everyone feel at home. Large windows and soothing palettes make these spaces appear perpetually filled with light. Handsome crown molding and other architectural details deliver room-defining character. Glass-front cabinets show off treasured keepsakes. Antique furnishings mix…