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Kitchens & Baths

Kitchens & Baths Summer 2017

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Back issues only
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PERFECT A BUTLER’S PANTRY Design a butler’s pantry that _ ts your storage and cleanup needs, yet is every bit as elegant as your kitchen. Visit BHG.com/ButlersPantry for tips on what will best _ t your lifestyle. EMBOLDENED FINISHES Let your _ xtures shine in standout _ nishes that will take your kitchen from better to best. Peruse a selection of dazzling sinks, faucets, appliances, and handles at TraditionalHome.com/Finish STUNNING MASTER BATHS Creating the ultimate master bath is all about pairing plush and cozy amenities with statement stone and tile surfaces. Learn more at TraditionalHome.com/ BeautifulBaths SOPHISTICATED STORAGE Want a kitchen that’s just as hardworking as it is stylish? Find tips for designing an uncluttered, chic space at BHG.com/BKBStorage KITCHEN BACKSPLASHES From herringbone and subway tile to stacked pebbles and recycled glass, these innovative backsplashes are sure to spark…

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from the editor

IT’S ALWAYS FUN WATCHING A TREND GROW FROM A SMALL IDEA to a full-! edged phenomenon. A couple of years ago, I heard the " rst murmurs that brass was making a comeback, and, I must confess, I shuddered. Visions of shoulder pads, big hair, and carpeted bathrooms ! ew through my head—after all, what could be more 1980s than brass " xtures? But designers and manufacturers assured me that this was not the orange-y brass that I grew up with (whew!) but rather, a more sophisticated, subdued take on the metal. Now it’s 2017, and brass is everywhere: cabinet hardware, faucets, furnishings, lighting, and accessories (and in the charming vintage-inspired Long Island kitchen featured on page 80). Its popularity has fueled the resurgence of other once-passé metal " nishes, too,…

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style defined

Navy Blue HIGH STYLE Add an arc of unexpected color with the slip of a sleeve. Ibiza Faucet in stainless steel with navy blue silicone sleeve ($183). Ruvati; ruvati.com FASHION SETTING With beadlike detailing, this designer china brings fashion to the table. Marchesa Empire Pearl Indigo Dinner Plate ($56). Lenox, available through HIGH STYLE bedbathandbeyond.com BATHING BEAUTY Cast iron gets a fresh look with colorful matte enamel _ nish. Admiral Color Bathtub ($6,055). Devon & Devon; devon-devon.com SITTING PRETTY When a Chippendale design gets a crisp coat of navy lacquer, it’s a classic win-win. Chloe Armchair in Navy Blue ($882). Bungalow 5; bungalow5.com FIRED UP Italian styling plus American ingenuity equals one enviably hot range. Tuscany Range in Dark Blue (starting at $14,769). Viking; vikingrange.com PATTERN PLAY Bring poetry to your walls with playful swirls and whimsical dots. Longfellow in Navy French…

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small luxuries

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farmhouse fresh

Installing an apron-front sink that’s undermount or single-bowl can help conserve space in the kitchen.…

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price guide 2017

AS THE WORKHORSES OF THE HOME, kitchens and baths can cost a pretty penny. From buying the essential appliances to getting the !nishes you want, it’s important to know you’re making informed purchases for your home. To start, !gure out what you can comfortably a"ord for your renovation. Look at your monthly take-home pay, then subtract your monthly !nancial obligations to get your discretionary income. Use this amount to decide on a practical remodeling allowance. Experts recommend adding a cushion of at least 10 percent to your overall budget to account for surprises or changes along the way. Keep your budget practical for the real estate market as well. If there is a good chance you might move in the near future, keep your budget in line with the return you…