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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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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1 min.
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…

1 min.
bhg.com

Visit Us Online Check out BHG.com for even more kitchen and bath design inspiration. kitchen ideas to copy now Smart 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/FreshIdeas must-see new products We 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/TechBlog budget-friendly bath makeovers Small 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/SmallBaths read this before choosing cabinets Door styles, finishes, stock versus custom—there’s a lot to consider when selecting cabinets. That’s why our…

2 min.
stone age

“Mix rich, beautiful products such as malachite, agate, and onyx to help set your kitchen apart from everyone else’s.” Blue Arnold principal, Kitchens by Request…

4 min.
cooking appliances

1 electric ideals Typically 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 Btus Commercial-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 duty A 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 helpers Small 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…

2 min.
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, SACRAMENTO Grocery 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…

2 min.
fresh take

1 open for activity An open layout eases traffic flow, while a tightened work core, above, makes meal prep more efficient. One side of the island offers seating; that and an adjacent window seat make this kitchen a popular hangout. 2 two tone The kitchen’s dark-stained oak cabinets and floors, above, match the home’s original woodwork. The white island, backsplash, and upper cabinets balance the wood surfaces so they don’t feel heavy and dark. 3 cleanup zone The working side of the island, left, is all business, thanks to a dishwasher on one end, a trash/recycling pullout on the other, and generous counter space on either side of the sink. Putting the sink in the island rather than on the perimeter allows the cook to keep tabs on kitchen activity and take part in conversation. 4…