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Alternative to a massive stove hood

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Here’s an unusual design in a Los Feliz kitchen. Instead of a massive stainless-steel or stucco-looking stove hood over the gigantic range and built-in grill, these [...]

Kitchen design with the dogs in mind

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Here’s what I need: an entirely separate room for my Newfoundland mix Zeus — to bathe and dry him, feed and water him, and give him the high self-esteem a dog [...]

Blend your own glass tile

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Do you ever feel “terminally unique?” I do. And that’s why blending my own glass tile backsplash is so appealing. Oceanside Glasstile of Carlsbad offers an [...]

Dispatch from the kitchen and bath show

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Kitchen designer Susan Serra, who writes an ever-inspiring blog called The Kitchen Designer, just got back from the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Chicago and offered [...]

Rock and roll kitchen remodel

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You may have read the story about this Glassell Park kitchen remodel. You may have checked out details of the budget. Now, here’s the whole story in pictures, set to [...]

Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Act 1

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This is Joni’s SoCal kitchen. And this is Patti contemplating Joni’s kitchen. Patti and Joni are nurses who work together. Patti has a great sense of style — [...]

Love this green tile

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As I’m perusing tile stores to get ideas for my own backsplash, I come across a photo of this gorgeous green glass tile. It’s in a house featured by the L.A. [...]

Combatting counter clutter

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As I plan to paint and lighten up my kitchen, to spend around $200 on a beautiful, yet-to-be-determined backsplash and under-counter lighting, I got to thinking about how [...]

Envy in Santa Ynez

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In all the years I’ve been writing about remodels (nearly 20) and in all the gorgeous homes I’ve visited (more than 500), I’ve only felt envy three times. [...]

Eagle Rock kitchen gets a fresh look

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Although the sleek new kitchen in Bethany Orlemann and Danny Miller’s vintage Eagle Rock bungalow took only eight weeks to build in the summer of 2007, planning it was [...]

A galley-licious kitchen redo

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I do some writing for a Better Homes & Gardens magazine and when I present my editor with a great remodel in a galley kitchen she tells me they can’t use galley [...]

The $12,000 luxury kitchen remodel

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An enterprising homeowner in the Portland, Ore. area set out to do a luxury kitchen remodel for $10,000, according to his blog (which is anonymous, so we have to take this [...]
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