Kitchens

Improving Energy Efficiency During a Home Renovation

Energy efficiency measures reduce electricity and gas bills, but their installation is often disruptive for homeowners. For example, replacing a conventional air...

From Bachelor Pad to Personal Kingdom

Thoughts of a bachelor pad often conjure up images of recklessly placed furniture, mountains of laundry, a kitchen teeming with mold, and very little...

Dream home: Lots of natural light, architectural details, and beautiful...

A pretty and polished home from Studio McGee This house is pretty darn close to my dream house.  The large windows that pour in natural...
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Amazing kitchens with wow factor

Amazing kitchens Prepared to be wowed.  These kitchens aren't your run of the mill food prep or gathering spaces.  The size of them is grand,...

Is this kitchen TOO glamorous? A dramatic kitchen renovation

Everybody likes a good before and after.  And this kitchen renovation is one of the most dramatic transformation I've see.  But is this kitchen...

LA Neighborhoods That Are Dog Friendly

No matter where you live in southern California, you are free to own a dog, but not every town tolerates pets in...

Selling Your Home in California

Builder: Patterson Custom HomesArchitect: Brandon ArchitectsMaterial Selections: Brooke Wagner DesignPhotographer: Ryan Garvin; Jeri Koegel (night shots) Real estate is a very lucrative venture, but...

How To Choose the Best Paint Colors for Your Home

When it comes to the emotions evoked by a location or an object, color accounts for 60% of an individual's response. Therefore, it is...
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Traditional kitchens, stunning and white, from architect John B. Murray

Below are some jaw-dropping traditional kitchens from the John B. Murray Architect. I've featured their work before, as I'm a big fan of the...

What Your Home Needs Most

What makes a house a home? It’s hard to define the mix of comfort and utility that we get out of our living...