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  • My "New-Old" Kitchen, My modest-sized kitchen is double the size it used to be. We took 4 teeny spaces and turned them into 1 bigger area. We used every inch we could. I  love our pop-up ceiling over the island that houses a sun tube and 2 pendants. The subway tile backspash is from 2"x4" tiles. Counters are "coast green" granite - a fantastic neutral yet different than your typical biege or black. Not a fan of stainless appliances so went with the Heartland 36" range., Kitchens Design

    My "New-Old" Kitchen

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  • 1940's Kitchen Renovation, Three rooms now become a cozy, entertaining and functional kitchen.  A complete renovation now adds space to our home that is enjoyed by friends and family while creating delightful meals., Kitchens Design

    1940's Kitchen Renova...

    9 photos, 4,852 Views, Flag

  • rustic, but classy!, log home kitchen, find the fridge!  knots in the oak cabinetry roll top desk  solid authentic "from an old butcher shop" chopping block bahama blue granite walk-in pantry breakfast bar great storage and flow for exceptional functionality, Kitchens Design

    rustic, but classy!, l...

    5 photos, 2,332 Views, Flag

  • rustic kitchen barn style, wanted a great room style rustic...wide plank flooring and high wood ceilings so cozy..TILE COUNTERTOPS WOOD CENTER ISLAND STONE AROUND THE AGA STOVE....SLATE FLOORING AT STOVE....THE BLUE IS A TAD GRAYER IN PERSON, Kitchens Design

    rustic kitchen barn st...

    6 photos, 3,320 Views, Flag

  • Modern Bistro Galley Kitchen, We took a frumpy 1950’s kitchen and updated it into a bright and airy kitchen with bistro touches.  White shaker cabinetry a vintage pendant ribbed glass door fronts marble backsplash and retro handles and cup pulls create a vintage feel against the modern stainless steel appliances., Kitchens Design

    Modern Bistro Galley ...

    10 photos, 79,995 Views, Flag

  • Modern Cottage Kitchen- Please Rate., It might not look like a big deal to you but I'm thrilled to have a functioning kitchen! It's just a simple cottage kitchen but we love it. It looks great and works great too. My favorite thing aside from the Quartz counters is my spice rack that slides out from the side of the range. All the spices fit so neatly in the narrow cabinet and they're right there ready to use when I'm cooking... which is now often., Kitchens Design

    Modern Cottage Kitch...

    5 photos, 11,996 Views, Flag

  • Something's Gotta Give Inspired Kitchen, We built what was supposed to be our "dream house" in 2006-07, but I was designing the kitchen in my mind for years before that. I won't go into the gory details, but suffice to say we had a LOT of problems, many still outstanding, and it's likely the house may never be worth what we ended up paying for it, thanks to a crooked/incompetent contractor and other woes. 

On the bright side, though it's not perfect, it's still pretty comfy, especially if you don't look too closely, and it's a lot nicer than any house I ever thought I'd live in, even in my wildest imagination. It wasn't that long ago that I was making Thanksgiving dinner for 12 in a tiny apartment with a 20-year-old coil top stove and 3 sq. inches of counter space, so I do know how very, very lucky I am.

I did all the design, from basic floor plan to decorating, myself, so blame me if you hate it. And, no, not everything is exactly as I'd like it, but the money tree didn't take root, so I work with what I have, including a lot of flat pack furniture. I was inspired by, among other things, the Hampton's beach house in the movie Something's Gotta Give, even though we're nowhere near the water, unfortunately. I guess I'd call my overall "look" cottage beach house via Pottery Barn.

To answer the most frequently asked question ... I'm an avid cook and baker and often feed a crowd so, yes, I really do use all those ovens. There are five, in case you're counting: two electric, one gas, a convection/steam oven and an Advantium.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to share comments, and a special thank you for all those folks who shared their own kitchen pictures, many of which inspired me. I am just trying to return the favor.

If you're interested in additional details and more photos, of the whole house, actually, you can go to:, Kitchens Design

    Something's Gotta Gi...

    21 photos, 58,976 Views, Flag

  • My fru fru kitchen, I know this is not everyone's cup of tea but the before kitchen had orange cabinets, fake brick, brown paneling and brown appliances.  I painted the cabinets white and added the fru fru. It does go with the style of the home which is a small victorian type house. We will be redoing this in a year or two but I still think it's pretty., Kitchens Design

    My fru fru kitchen

    8 photos, 2,660 Views, Flag

  • 600 dollar throw away house, I bought this house 7 months ago for 600 dollars.  It was marked for demolition as it was a complete mess but the structure was sound! Just needed cleaning and updating. It is far from finished but here are the before and after photos of what it is now, Kitchens Design

    600 dollar throw away ...

    20 photos, 12,950 Views, Flag

  • Our New Modern Kitchen, We just got moved into our house and this is our new modern kitchen.  We have them finish the oak cabinets in a dark brown stain/paint and high gloss but not too much where you can't see the beautiful grain.  We picked out 1x2 glass backsplash tiles.  Not sure what exactly to do with our winows or center island.  Let me know if you have any suggestions. :), Kitchens Design

    Our New Modern Kitch...

    4 photos, 43,458 Views, Flag

  • From Boring to Beautiful!!!, We decided our kitchen needed  a little more personality!  I like many different styles, and I truly think this kitchen reflects that!  In the end, I wanted "simple, classic, and functional".   Please enjoy ( I know I do)!!, Kitchens Design

    From Boring to Beauti...

    8 photos, 19,502 Views, Flag

  • Condo Kitchen _Under 15K, When I bought my condo it was in great need of updating.  I was on a budget so I went to came out better then I expected!, Kitchens Design

    Condo Kitchen _Under ...

    7 photos, 13,648 Views, Flag

  • Roosters, My older son thought we'd had the rooster carved but he was a Hancock's find. The 2nd picture shows a teapot pitcher and Mr. Big White Rooster in the background., Kitchens Design


    2 photos, 5,587 Views, Flag

  • Our New Kitchen, We are finally getting settled in our new house...most of the rooms still have a ways to go but they are finally beginning to come together. I still have a little more I want to do in our kitchen but at least it's a start and I will continue to add pictures as I get more done. , Kitchens Design

    Our New Kitchen

    6 photos, 32,560 Views, Flag

  • Kitchen Before/After, New townhouse kitchen remodel, Kitchens Design

    Kitchen Before/After

    2 photos, 4,700 Views, Flag

  • My Rustic Kitchen and Fireplace!, This is the kitchen in our Oregon home. I did the layout myself and decided to just go for it with the rustic black finish on the cabinets!  I was afraid!!  But I love the results and the fireplace is so cozy!   Carole, Kitchens Design

    My Rustic Kitchen and...

    10 photos, 3,674 Views, Flag

  • Out with the Oak, In with the French Flair!!  (almost done), After almost 6 years of living in my off-the-shelf oak kitchen I have gone French!!! New countertops backsplash paint a little french twist here  and a lot of sweat later I'm almost there.  Just couldn't wait.  I've got to install the mini-pendent over the bar grout the marble backsplash and I'm awaiting my new barstools and I'll be finished!!!!, Kitchens Design

    Out with the Oak, In ...

    12 photos, 3,071 Views, Flag

  • My primitive kitchen, Just wanted to put some pics of my kitchen.   It's seen many changes throughout the years from wallpaper to counter tops. , Kitchens Design

    My primitive kitchen

    24 photos, 9,682 Views, Flag