contemporary kitchen makeover

There is no actual dining room in this apartment but with a large kitchen it gave us options: 1. Divide the space into distinct areas for kitchen prep and formal dining 2. Pretend it’s a dining room with a wall of kitchen stuff 3. Build an island and create a big dine-in kitchen The Kitchen Before I would have never ...

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Okay, I'm little embarrassed to admit it, but months ago I made the amateur move of buying counter stools without first measuring the height of the island for which they were intended. The seats I coveted came in two sizes, so I just went with the shorter ones--after all, this was an island, not ...

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These glossy glass tiles make a fun polka dot backsplash, but that's not why I love them . . . The circles are made from the bottoms of wine and beer bottles! This Seattle company, Bedrock Industries, hand makes all of their tiles from 100% recycled glass. Their work comes in a wide range of ...

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When we moved into our apartment last year, we worked as quickly as possible to make it our own--painting, wallpapering, changing hardware, excavating fireplaces, and refinishing floors until there was virtually no trace of the former tenants Jersey/Tuscan villa touches. Though for some reason the easiest thing to change has been one of the last ...

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