kitchen trends: Kitchen Appliance Trends | What Kitchen Appliances are People Buying Today? - 09/26/10 11:26 PM
Kitchen Appliances in New Homes Replacement Kitchen Appliance Trends The market for kitchen appliances has changed quite a bit in the past few years - as you may have noticed if you've checked out any local appliance showroom lately!
The NAHB Research Center conducts an Annual Consumer Practices Survey, and has all the latest on the market for replacement kitchen appliances.  Remember, this tracts replacement appliances, not new home appliances - but you'll probably see some similarities!
Ranges and Ovens - Appliance Trends Freestanding oven/range combinations are becoming less popular for remodels, as more unique cooking options become available.
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kitchen trends: Top 5 Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas - Behind the Cooktop - 07/20/10 12:18 AM
Tile Backsplash Ideas for the Kitchen Top 5 Tile Design Ideas for Behind the Cooktop Whether you're considering buying a new home or remodeling your current home, a tile backsplash can add both value and drama to your kitchen, while making those walls easy to clean.
While you can add a full height tile backsplash later, it can make sense to install at the same time the new countertops go in.  You'll have a clean line from countertop to cabinets, and won't have to worry about removing a standard 3"-4" laminate or granite splash later.
Here are some great ideas for your kitchen … (17 comments)

kitchen trends: New Home Trends - Top 10 Dos and Donts for Your Kitchen - 06/22/10 01:49 AM
Planning Your New Kitchen Top 10 Cabinetry Dos and Donts The kitchen is the heart of the home.  But an organized, functional kitchen takes extra planning.  We've put together a list of the top ten things you'll want to keep in mind for your new home or kitchen remodel.  Here's how to get started. 

1.  Drawers Don't forget the drawers.  Consider adding a few extra drawers to your base cabinets. 
Drawers are great for utensils, measuring cups, towels and hot pads, and even tupperware. 
Balance the location of drawers throughout the kitchen.

2.  Spices and Cooking Oil Do think … (4 comments)

kitchen trends: Kitchen Islands - New Home Trends and Ideas - 12/21/09 10:07 PM
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Kitchen Island Styles New Home Trends and Ideas for the Kitchen
A kitchen island can be an integral part of your new home kitchen design.  When designed correctly, a kitchen island can work well in an extra large or extra small kitchen.
Islands can be accessed from all sides, which makes them ideal for both workspaces and storage.
A kitchen island can feature display shelves, drawers, and cabinetry. 

Kitchen islands can be a beautiful feature in luxury homes or affordable custom homes. 
The style, size, and design depend on … (24 comments)

kitchen trends: Butler's Pantry - Storage Solution, New Home Trend - Add a Butlers Pantry to Any Home! - 10/12/09 10:47 PM
Butler's Pantries - New Home Trends Top Requests in New Homes - Storage Solutions What, exactly, is a butler's pantry?  One formal definition says "A serving and storage area between the dining room and kitchen."  Today we'll show you how it can be much more - and can even be located in a few other convenient areas!
For anyone who ever wished for a little more storage space in the kitchen, or a place to keep the good china where it can actually be reached, a butler's pantry is the perfect storage solution.

A Butler's Pantry can generally be found … (7 comments)

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