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Kitchens & Baths

Kitchens & Baths Summer 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

2 min.
from the editor

I grew up in a very sunny climate where the division between indoors and out all but disappeared for nine months of the year. It was blissful! So I couldn’t help but smile when the photographs of Jeff and Diana Brown’s gorgeous kitchen in Newport Beach, California (page 40), landed in my inbox. Although not exactly a mirror of my modest family home, this earthy contemporary space captures the magic of indoor-outdoor living, where the landscape and view play an integral role in a room’s design. Similarly, in Atlanta, Laura Koch and Bert Sanders prioritized indoor-outdoor connections in the renovation of their kitchen (page 86). Sleek and sophisticated, the new space features glass doors that completely retract to provide unhindered access to the outdoor entertaining area. Knowing what’s most important to you…

1 min.
blissful bathrooms

Ultimate Planning Guide Ready to create your dream bath? Download our free guide for expert advice on working with professionals, planning a layout, selecting products, and much more. BHG.com/BKBGuide color lessons Bathrooms are a great place to experiment with color. From subtle hues to high-contrast schemes, these stylish palettes are sure to inspire. BHG.com/BKBColors take a seat A luxurious shower isn’t complete without a spot to sit. Visit BHG.com/ShowerSeats to discover 15 functional and fashionable ideas. chic accents The smallest details—think: fabric, tile, lighting—often pack the biggest punch. We share our favorite examples. BHG.com/BathDetails…

1 min.
sunny days

Starring Role CREATE ENERGY WITH A LARGE DOSE OF YELLOW. LAYER yellows together for a bold signature look. Streamlined cabinets in sunflower establish a modern foundation. Pack a one-two punch with a backsplash tile in a strong pattern with deep yellow tones. Finalize the contemporary feel with a series of small fiery-yellow pendants. LIGHTEN the room with an egg white color on the upper cabinets. Snow white trim around the windows emphasizes the natural light and creates separation between the wall cabinets. ANCHOR a robust color palette with dark tones on the horizontal surfaces. A medium-stain hardwood is a classic choice. Honed greenishblack granite countertops add interest without introducing another vibrant color to the mix. A buttery GLAZE ON CABINETRY FRESHENS A FARMHOUSE FEEL. Sunshine yellow PAINT DRESSES UP A CUSTOM DOUBLE VANITY. MATCHING WINDOW…

3 min.
global influence

Asian Traditional black lacquer and decorative chinoiserie take a modern turn. French Romance abounds with elegant curves, soft colors, and well-worn patinas. Moroccan Hand-hammered metals and rich jewel tones bring rooms an exotic mystique.…

1 min.
soaking tubs

Freestanding tubs, particularly those made of cast iron, can be very heavy and might require floor reinforcement.…

4 min.
modern farmhouse

MARRY PAST AND PRESENT IN A KITCHEN by mixing sleek design elements with gracefully aged textures and repurposed industrial finds. The resulting space tantalizes your eye with its mix of age-old character and contemporary verve—and intrigues your sense of touch with its amalgam of polished, honed, and weathered surfaces. Add large windows to welcome the sun. Install a showpiece range, architectural hood, and commercial-style faucet to keep the chef happy. Layer in light fixtures with industrial roots, a mix of metal finishes, and whimsical, cottage style finds to ensure your modern farmhouse kitchen envelops visitors in warmth. get the look As elegant as it is practical, this semipro faucet fuses minimalist design with old-fashioned functionality. The high-arc design, 140-degree swivel arm, and pullout spray make this faucet a cook’s best friend. Choose…