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Combine These 10 Ingredients for a Hassle-Free Kitchen

Combine These 10 Ingredients for a Hassle-Free Kitchen

Say ciao to your favorite barista with Thermador’s built-in fully automatic coffee machine, kiss cabinet clutter goodbye with Porcelanosa’s plate drawer organizers crafted from wood and stainless steel, and display your fire saftey tools with pride thanks Boffi’s Minimal series domestic extinguisher. Each of these stylish design objects make for a hassle-free kitchen.

Cool Whites Begone: This Year's Biggest Trend in Kitchen Design is Heading into the Woods for a Warmer Shade of Pale

Cool Whites Begone: This Year's Biggest Trend in Kitchen Design is Heading into the Woods for a Warmer Shade of Pale

A place for everything and everything in its place was the mantra for this kitchen by Rose Adams of Rose Adams Cabinetry & Design, who loves the challenge of working with an older home. A total redesign of the existing space involved removing everything down to the existing framing, then adding new plumbing, appliances, lighting, windows, venting system, storage and more. “We kept the existing floor,” says Adams. “It’s in keeping with the house and runs in the downstairs mudroom. It’s timeless and looks amazing—a must-keep.”

Elegant Yet Playful Details Define This Updated 19th-Century Fairfield County Victorian

Elegant Yet Playful Details Define This Updated 19th-Century Fairfield County Victorian

When it was time for one Fairfield County couple to buy a bigger home to accommodate their growing family, they set their sights on a 19th-century Victorian with good bones. That was important to them, because they were more interested in renovating the existing structure than starting from scratch. We love old houses, says the wife. And we could never imagine tearing one down. Originally built in the 1860s, the house had undergone multiple renovations and expansions over the years--and it showed. It was a shell of its former self, says McKee (Mac) Patterson, whose firm, Austin Patterson Disston Architects spearheaded the transformation.

Designer Allison Hennessy Infuses an Outdated Colonial with Cheerful Pattern, Joyous Color and Happy Energy

Designer Allison Hennessy Infuses an Outdated Colonial with Cheerful Pattern, Joyous Color and Happy Energy

A 1950s Colonial Revival in Greenwich was too charming to pass up for a young family relocating from New York City. The color palette wasn’t the only historical relic in the house, though, nothing had been touched architecturally since the house was built. The layout was quirky and inconsistent, creating some not-so-charming spaces.

Inspired by Styles from Rustic Barn to Classic Colonial, These Homeowners Turned to a Team of Experts to Build a Home That Captures the Best of New Englan's Vernacular

Inspired by Styles from Rustic Barn to Classic Colonial, These Homeowners Turned to a Team of Experts to Build a Home That Captures the Best of New Englan's Vernacular

Cruising through the picturesque countryside of Washington is like taking a journey back in architectural time. The Georgian, Greek Revival and shingle-style homes often paired with 19th-century barns or mill structures that dot the landscape represent the best of New England’s classic vernacular. Not surprisingly, many people who move there feel an obligation to maintain the status quo, and a Manhattan couple looking to set down part-time roots was no exception.

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