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Kitchen and Bath Ideas

Fall 2015

Offering fresh design ideas, real-life solutions, top product picks, and advice from the pros, Kitchen and Bath Ideas inspires and empowers the reader to create a beautiful kitchen or bath that fits her family and lifestyle.

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Meredith Corporation
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i like math.

We need your help!Join our Magazine Advisers Community to see sneak peeks of upcoming cover ideas and share your thoughts about them. Visit magazineadvisers.com to sign up.There is something immensely satisfying about solving an equation, or balancing a checkbook, or convincing my husband that we really can update our master bath for less than $5,000 (I have done the math!). Our bath is only 10 years old, but it appears to be aging in dog years. The vinyl floor tiles are peeling, the drywall is chipped, and there is a hint of mildew around the mirror. And did I mention the broken toilet paper holder?I realize that a tight budget might mean letting go of my dream of radiant in-floor heating and possibly settling for a more basic vanity than…

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Visit Us OnlineCheck out BHG.com for even more kitchen and bath design inspiration.kitchen ideas to copy nowSmart details can take a kitchen from good to great. From a bold island to a space-saving command center—and much more—gather inspiration from four kitchens that got it right. BHG.com/FreshIdeasmust-see new productsWe love items that make our lives easier. Get the scoop on innovative tech products for your home and your life at BHG’s newest blog, State of the Smart. BHG.com/TechBlogbudget-friendly bath makeoversSmall bath, small budget, no problem! These compact spaces received stylish overhauls without breaking the bank. But don’t just take our word for it— check out the before-and-after photos in this slideshow. BHG.com/SmallBathsread this before choosing cabinetsDoor styles, finishes, stock versus custom—there’s a lot to consider when selecting cabinets. That’s why our…

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stone age

1. SERVING SIMPLICITYThese handsome boards are as good-looking on their own as they are delivering a tempting charcuterie. Marble & Wood Serving Boards, starting at $68, Terrain, shopterrain.com.2. GOING GRAYInspired by the warm hues of natural stone, this dark matte finish resists smudges and easily complements other natural tones. GE French Door Refrigerator in Slate, starting at $1,600, GE, geappliances.com.3. FINISHING TOUCHPolished slices of vibrant agate are like jewelry for your cabinets. Agate Cabinet Handle Set in Green, $49, West Elm, westelm.com.4. YOU’RE SO VEINDistinctive black veining gives this creamy quartz-surfacing the look of classic marble without the upkeep. Quartz-Surfacing in Ella, contact dealer for pricing, Cambria, cambriausa.com.5. DEEP SOAKCrafted from a solid piece of stone, this handsome oval tub pairs a rugged exterior and a polished interior. 60-inch Augustus…

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cooking appliances

1 electric idealsTypically less expensive than gas or dual-fuel models, electric ranges and cooktops with smooth glass cooking surfaces are also popular because they’re easy to wipe clean with a soapy cloth.2 all about the BtusCommercial-style ranges, opposite, often boast impressively high Btus for more heat and faster cooking. British thermal units, or Btus, measure energy output. Look closely, and you’ll discover that only one burner on a typical cooktop is equipped with a higher Btu rating.3 double dutyA double-oven range, below, allows you to prepare multiple recipes at different temperatures. Bonus: You can save energy by firing up only the smaller oven.4 countertop helpersSmall appliances, such as toasters and mixers, above, are a cook’s best friends. Plan enough counter and storage space for these regularly used items. Artisan Stand…

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smarter, easier appliance shopping

“Ask your appliance showroom if you can take a ‘test drive’ by bringing in a recipe and seeing how it turns out on the appliance you are considering. The look, touch, and test rule is crucial for such a major purchase.”—KERRIE KELLY, OWNER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER, KERRIE KELLY DESIGN LAB, SACRAMENTOGrocery shopping habits help determine a suitable refrigerator. Consider what you enjoy preparing and how often you shop for food. As for cooking, a homeowner who prepares every meal from scratch may need more precision cooking appliances than someone who prefers convenience cooking.”—KATHRYN O’DONOVAN, DESIGNER, NORMANDY DESIGN BUILD REMODELING, HINSDALE, ILLINOIS“TAKE CAREFUL, DETAILED MEASUREMENTS BEFORE YOU ORDER! THE NO. 1 REASON FOR A KITCHEN REMODEL IS THAT NEW UNITS DON’T FIT INTO THE OLD APPLIANCE SPACE.”—JUDITH A. NEARY, OWNER AND…

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in the glow

The Ashland Wall Sconce in Royal Blue | $179 Barn Light Electric Co. barnlightelectric.comGeorge Kovacs Gold 12½-Inch-High Wall Sconce | $69 Lamps Plus lampsplus.comCedar & Moss Sconce in Brushed Satin | $225 Rejuvenation rejuvenation.comStacked Crystal Sconce | $119 Pottery Barn potterybarn.comKartell E’ 1 Light Wall Sconce in Matte White | $110 AllModern allmodern.comCirque du Edison Sconce in Bronze | $140 Shades of Light shadesoflight.com ■…