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spring in this issue 2014 features 62 CLEAR VISION Clean lines, moody hues, and vintage touches personalize a new kitchen. 68 FRENCH FLAIR An elegant farmhouse kitchen takes its style cues from French country estates. 104 TUXEDO JUNCTION Crisp contrasts give a classic white kitchen sophisticated style. 110 SWEET SUCCESS A colorful kitchen reflects its owner’s love of quilting. 74 BETTER THAN NEW 116 FRESH FOCUS A century-old kitchen gains modern function without compromising its history. A designer turns her inefficient kitchen into a welcoming family hub. 80 FAMILY CENTRAL 122 PERFECT HARMONY A 1920s kitchen embraces its lakeside location with an airy, open design. 86 MODERN REVISION Contemporary fixtures and finishes usher a dated kitchen into a new era. 92 CROWD PLEASER Floor-to-ceiling marble strikes a glamorous note in this revamped bath. 126 QUIET ZONE A claw-foot tub topped the wish list for this restful retreat. Traditional design gets a fresh twist in this kitchen equipped for a crowd. 130 BRIGHT FUTURE 98 SEEING RED 134 BALANCED APPROACH A fire-engine-red range hood provides a dramatic focal point for this warm, transitional-style kitchen. Updated finishes reveal a bath’s true potential. Choosing to forgo a tub makes room for unexpected design ideas. on the cover Open shelving adds instant charm to a country-Frenchinspired kitchen. See page 68. Photographer: John Granen 116 1

in this issue spring 2014 27 departments 6 BHG.COM 36 CONNECTIONS Discover our best online resources for organizing and updating your space. Share your successes and questions with us. 9 WHAT’S NEW 40 SMALL KITCHEN Bring cottage style home with these product picks. 12 ALL ABOUT 44 SMALL BATH Learn how to choose and use color with confidence. 40 Elegant materials bring big style to a small galley kitchen. It’s hard to believe that this sleek, contemporary bath was once an eyesore. 21 QUICK PICKS Sit pretty with our favorite barstool finds. 46 1 BATH, 2 BUDGETS 23 10 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT THIS KITCHEN A bath designer remakes the same space at two price levels. A casual coastal kitchen is inspired by its surroundings. 27 BUYING GUIDE Pick the perfect light fixtures to brighten your space. 32 MULTIPLE CHOICES Add color, pattern, and personality with a distinctive backsplash. 44 2 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 23 53 30 MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS 32 Find out what award-worthy kitchen and bath products made our 2014 list. 138 RESOURCES Directory of professionals and products.

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from the editor PS: Don’t miss our roundup of the 30 Most Innovative Products of the year, including supersmart appliances, one-of-a-kind surfaces, and more (page 53). That’s right. Snap a picture now, while your kitchen or bath still looks like a dark, dated, depressing rabbit hole. Believe me, we’ve seen worse. And even when we think we’ve seen The Worst, another Before photo comes along that makes us gasp (and then rejoice in the fact that this is, indeed, a Before, which means a beautiful After will follow!). We relish the opportunity to go back in time and see just where these homeowners began their remodeling journey, because it’s a place—and space—to which most of us can relate. The pain points tend to be universal: too little square footage, too little style, too little function. But the solutions are remarkably diverse. Take Tina and Keith Rodda’s fresh, breezy kitchen in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (page 116). Its efficient layout and stylish materials belie its origins as a closed-off room that did little to welcome the Roddas’ young family. Now it’s their favorite hangout, thanks to thoughtful planning and patience. (They lived with their existing space for a year to determine just what changes they wanted to make.) Dana and Jeremy Sacks say they “inherited 90 years of bad taste” when they bought their foursquare house in Portland, Oregon—and the ill-conceived kitchen was among the worst offenders. But a gut remodel and addition completely transformed the way the space looks and functions (page 74). And then there’s the 2012 DC Design House bath remodel, a project spearheaded by designer Allie Mann. Out went the cottoncandy pink decor and egregious use of floral wallpaper, and in came a crisp green-and-white palette, clean-lined fixtures, and abundant cottage charm (page 130). It’s one of my all-time favorite before-andafters. And it proves, like all the featured makeovers in this issue, that even the worst Before can have a happily ever After. KITCHEN +BATH IDEAS 30 ® MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TM 2014 4 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 Samantha Hart Editor, Kitchen and Bath Ideas® PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY ALLEN. HAIR AND MAKEUP: MARY-KATE GALES. TAKE A PHOTO!

S O M E RO O M S S I M P LY E X I S T. OT H E R S B E C KO N Y O U T O N E V E R L E AV E . Transform your space with the richness and texture only stone can provide. Eldorado Stone makes it possible with the world’s most believable architectural stone veneer. To receive our book, brimming with inspirational ideas, visit TIME TO START FRESH Refresh and renew your decor, and follow up on those resolutions to get (and stay!) organized. new uses for everyday items Decorating is easy and affordable when you build upon what you already have. See how you can take things from around the house and rework them into your decor. how to decorate a bathroom A bath is often hard to decorate, but its small size doesn’t mean it can’t be big on style. Try these tips for revving up your bath decor. tackle your kitchen storage By cutting clutter and organizing what you have, you can make every inch count and sneak more storage into your kitchen. Here are 23 ideas you can implement in your own space. win $15,000 to refresh Update any room in your home with the Organize, Revive & Start Fresh Sweepstakes. See page 52 for details, then visit to enter online. 6 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 make a quick fix with color Take your walls from drab to fab with a new coat of paint! A bright hue will energize almost any space—but check out these helpful pointers before you begin. PaintWalls

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what’s new Fresh Cottage Modern updates to a traditional style perk up the cottage look. writer kristina mcguirk 9

what’s new 1 2 3 4 5 1. SLEEK CLEAN A contemporary chrome finish accents the sophisticated curves of this showerhead. Traditional Tempassure thermostatic showerhead and arm, $457, Brizo, 2. CURVES AHEAD A simple change—a bowed front—updates this cottage kitchen staple. Shaws Original Waterside apron-front sink, $1,576, Rohl, 3. PASTEL STRIPES Pinks and greens mix with classic blues and whites in this playful rug. Ana aqua ticking woven cotton rug, starting at $33, Dash & Albert Rug Co., 4. RETRO COOL The latest line from GE Appliances features simple design with a vintage appeal that’s perfectly outfitted with cottage charm. Artistry electric range, $649, GE, 5. HARDWARE UPGRADE Punctuate traditional white cabinetry with dark-finish hardware for a little added drama. Jeffrey Alexander Venezia collection cup pull ($14) and cabinet knob ($9) in gunmetal, Elements Verona collection Rustic Bail pull in matte black ($8), Hardware Resources, 10 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014

Bursts of vibrant color mix with classic textures and new materials for energized, but still cozy, cottage style. 6 7 8 9 10 6. CHIC LIGHTING A polished nickel cage frames opaque glass to fashion a softer version of the trendy industrial-style pendant for an updated cottage kitchen. Saddler mini pendant, starting at $278, Kichler, 7. BEADED TILE Get the classic look of beaded board with high shine on durable ceramic tiles. Archive Universal Decorative Field Tile Bead Board A, price upon request, Waterworks, 8. WEATHERED WOODS Age means character in cottage style, but this engineered wood flooring will stand the test of time. Walnut Artesian natural flooring, starting at $7 per square foot, Armstrong, 9. CHEERFUL STORAGE The sweet details of this furniture piece marry with fresh, punchy color to look stylish whether displaying dinnerware or housing linens. Small Island Buffet & Hutch in Key West Teal, $3,171, Maine Cottage, 10. WELL TIMED This oversize wall clock combines iron and antique gold for a dramatic piece that mixes form and function. Chateau Betton clock, $179, Ballard Designs,

all about In LIvIng CoLor Feel confident about adding color to your kitchen or bath with this helpful guide. writer kristina mcguirk 12 kItChen + bath Ideas spring 2014

Primary iary ert T COLOR 101 Ter tiar y Ter tiar y ary erti T Meet the color wheel. Sec on dar y Tertiary color scheming Prim ary ary Prim Tertiary colors, such as blue-green or red-orange, result from combining a primary color with a secondary color. Tertiary Secondary colors— green, orange, and purple—result from combining two primary colors. ry da on Sec Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. They combine to create all other colors. Secondary No-fail ways to pick a palette for your kitchen or bath. MONOCHROMATIC: A scheme that starts with a single color, such as yellow, then uses tints and shades of that color to enliven the palette. ANALOGOUS: A scheme built on colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, such as a panoply of blues, teals, and greens. COMPLEMENTARY: A scheme constructed on colors that are opposite each other on the wheel, such as blue and orange or yellow and purple. bring it home Check out the Better Homes and Gardens COLOR book, which features smart tips, color- and pattern-choosing advice, and specific paint palettes for every room of the home. Look for it at your local bookseller ($20). NEUTRAL ZONE Shades of white, black, brown, and gray are the most pervasive colors in kitchens and baths (wood flooring and creamy marble are perfect examples). These colors and materials have a classic appeal, but the key to keeping the look fresh is mixing patterns, textures, and finishes within the neutral hues. 13

all about color colorful language WARM: Generally reminiscent of heat sources like fire and sunlight, warm hues are made with reds, yellows, and oranges. COOL: Often oceanic in nature, cools are made with blues, greens, and purples. NEUTRALS: Colors that are neither warm nor cool, such as white, black, and gray. TINT: Making a color lighter by adding white. For example, pink is a tint of red. SHADE: Darkening a color by adding black. Navy is a shade of blue. Shade also refers to a slight variation in the color. SATURATION: The degree of a color’s purity in relation to gray. Clear colors are highly saturated. Think fire-engine red. VALUE: The brightness of color; the higher the brightness, the more light it reflects. DOMINANT COLOR: The commanding color in a room. This has the most surface area, and often appears in wallcoverings such as paint, tile, and wallpaper, or cabinetry. SECONDARY COLOR: A color used on a substantial but less widespread aspect of the room, such as an accent wall, tile, or molding. ACCENT COLOR: A color used minimally, often in nonstructural elements, such as seating, linens, or rugs. “The number of colors out there can be overwhelming. But don’t be afraid to try something to brighten your kitchen that will make a personal statement.” Samantha Thorpe editor, Color Made Easy 14 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 from the pros Pale shades are more flexible for pairing with other colors. When you think you’ve found the hue, go a step or two lighter on the paint swatch strip, and you’ll likely be much happier with the outcome.

FROM THE EARTH Remember that natural materials provide color, too. For example, a paint color might bring the red out of woods, or tiles might highlight blues in a stone. Not accounting for these seemingly impartial neutrals, or failing to recognize their roots, can ruin a finished product. 70 Never use one color for more than 70% of a room. For a tricolor approach, try a 70/20/10 distribution. For two colors, go 70/30. When sampling paint colors for walls or cabinetry, check the color throughout the day and night, and in various lighting. MAKE A STATEMENT In spaces large or small, try these tips for attention-getting color. Look up to ceilings, which are usually among the most underdeveloped elements of any room. If deep moldings, coffers, and beams aren’t your style, try simply adding a fresh color overhead. A colorful big-ticket item, such as a range or freestanding tub, can offer an unexpected use of color that delivers instant character. Bold, radiant light fixtures can sometimes have more impact on a kitchen or bath than colorful walls or cabinetry. 15

all about color island appeal Nervous about making a big color commitment? Love your white kitchen but looking for some pizzazz? Paint the island! Unattached to the rest of the kitchen, it’s an ideal place for playing with colors and finishes. MOST piNNED! Find us on Pinterest at to see this island and other bright kitchens.

a strong finish FLAT A paint’s finish can be as important as the color, especially in busy, hardworking rooms like kitchens and baths. Here’s a quick guide to the most common types. MATTE FINISH: Rich and almost velvety looking, matte does not reflect light. It produces a dramatic look but is hard to clean—not suited for kitchens or baths. SATIN SATIN FINISH: Its slight shine gives walls more dimension and makes it a bit easier to clean than flat or matte paint. KEEP CALM Pink! Not only is it feminine, but it’s also believed to be the most calming, passive hue. It has been used in sports facilities as a psychological calming trick in visiting teams’ locker rooms, and it can do the same thing in your home through accents. FROM THE PROS: Make wall color your last decision in a makeover. Cabinets, countertops, flooring, and even appliances should be chosen first. Walls are usually the easiest and least expensive element to change to perfect your look. FLAT FINISH: Almost chalky in appearance, flat paint’s dull finish can show wear, so it’s not the best choice for busy rooms. SEMIGLOSS SEMIGLOSS FINISH: This finish reflects a lot of light—and stands up to a lot of wear—so it’s ideal for kitchens and baths. HIGH-GLOSS FINISH: A hard finish that’s durable and easy to clean, but beware: The vibrant sheen will show fingerprints and smudges, and emphasize surface imperfections. HIGH-GLOSS 17

all about color pattern play One of the many benefts of including color in your space is that it allows you to play with pattern. Love a slim pinstripe, a classic damask, and a bold foral? Seemingly discordant prints work together if they’re in the same color scheme. You’ll want a mix of large- and small-scale designs. In the kitchen, try playing with backsplash tiles, a runner, or window treatments. For the bath, look toward linens, shower curtains, foor tiles, and wallpaper. In each, be sure to leave some neutral space for balance—you don’t want the patterns running into each other.

best in the bath Where should you start looking for bath color inspiration? Think about how you use the room. Is it a place that rejuvenates and relaxes you? Stick to cool, calming, spalike colors: light greens and blues and sandy, bright neutrals. Or is the bath where you get energized and excited for the day? Enliven the space with fiery reds and cheery yellow. Color is a proven mood enhancer, so make the bath’s palette work for your lifestyle. “Look to a tile, rug, or artwork you love to help you select a color or two you like. Then, if you want to try it as a paint color, take the inspiration to a paint shop to create a sample quart to match that color. ” Samantha Thorpe editor, Color Made Easy SMART PRODUCT Looking to paint a dark surface? Brushing a paint sample over an existing dark color will not accurately show the hue unless you use a primer first. Try SureSwatch instead! This paintable 9×12-inch film sticks to the wall and is easily removable—saving the hassle of priming and painting. Learn more online at, then pick it up at Home Depot for about $1. GET CREATIVE Go behind the scenes, adding color inside drawers, behind cabinet doors, or backing open shelves for surprising doses of personality. 19

quick picks SEATED IN STYLE Elevate the look of your kitchen with these dashing stools that double as delightful decor and a place to perch. writer KRISTINA McGUIRK John Vogel chair in acorn/charcoal | $299 West Elm EDITOR’S PICK! Go to to shop more of our favorite seats for every style. Jack barstool in Grand Mum: Sun | $1,126 Maine Cottage Demeter barstool | $321 Lamps Plus CG Sparks Iron Swivel Stool | $116 All Modern Bella Cane counter stool | $369 Ballard Designs Amelia cafe barstool | $218 for set of two Bellacor 21


10 things to love about this kitchen 1 2 SEASIDE 1 SPIRIT A coastal kitchen scores big on style with sophisticated touches of beachy elegance. writer KRISTINA McGUIRK photographer BRIE WILLIAMS field editor BONNIE BROTEN PLEASING PALETTE The nearby ocean inspired a blue and white palette in this Wilmington, North Carolina, kitchen. Rich wood flooring and black concrete countertops provide crisp contrast. 2 OPEN ASSEMBLY Open to adjoining rooms, the kitchen needed a welcoming layout. Positioning the major appliances along the wall lets the island be a place where family and friends can gather. 23

10 things to love about this kitchen 3 5 4 6 3 SIMPLY STUNNING Rustic open shelves let a collection of white dishware and vintage wicker pieces take center stage. Just a few citrus green accents bring playful pops of color. 24 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 4 EASYGOING CHARM Painted shiplap siding is an inexpensive way to add interest behind the open shelving. Carried throughout the kitchen’s walls and island base, its cozy appeal meshes with the beachy cottage look. 5 IN SYNC An apron-front sink is hardworking but has a casual look that appears tailored for this laid-back space. A built-in cutting board and custom inset dish drain flank the sink. 6 DARLING DETAILS Vintage tin ceiling tiles were cut down and used for custom doors under the island sink. Extra attention to detail added character to the clean-lined kitchen.

7 10 9 8 7 FAMILY FAVORITE Inspired by the homeowners’ love of collecting seashells, the kitchen’s focal point is the custom concrete backsplash—a mix of concrete and locally gathered shells. 8 WELL SUITED Concrete counters allow for many customizations. In this kitchen, the concrete was darkened for the ideal look. Plus, it can be manipulated to provide built-in luxuries, such as this trivet. 9 SPACE PLANNING A double-oven range provides the function the homeowner wanted without taking up the space that two wall ovens would require. 10 STORAGE SMARTS Little changes make a big impact when it comes to cabinetry. Trading traditional doors for a few glass-front cabinets— and squeezing in wine storage—perfectly mixes form and function. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 138.

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buying guide Left: Elegant swirls unwind into two shaded lights for one eye-catching fixture. Catherine sconce, $420, Circa Lighting, glowing attraction Kitchens and baths shine a little brighter with the right mix of lighting fixtures. writer Katie RynaRd Layout, Layering, and Light output. Focus on those three Ls when lighting a space, says Denise Dick, a certified master kitchen and bath designer and the owner of Signature Kitchens by Design in Carrollton, Texas. “Understand that there are several diferent lighting scenarios you need, including ambient, task, and accent,” Dick says. “Never rely on one fixture to accomplish several tasks.” In addition to the hardworking recessed ceiling lights and undercabinet lighting, here are common task and ambient lighting options that add style to your space. Ceiling-mount fxtures distribute ambient lighting evenly throughout a room. They come in two main varieties: Flush-mount fixtures fit snugly against the ceiling, while semifush fixtures hang about a foot below the ceiling. Pendants hang from the ceiling on a downrod, cord, or chain. They supply eye-level illumination that makes them ideal for task lighting over an island or counter. Chandeliers are attentiongrabbing fixtures that draw the eye upward. Supplement chandeliers with additional fixtures to supply suficient brightness to the room. Sconces provide task lighting and are usually mounted on walls in pairs, one on each side of an object, such as a kitchen window or bath mirror. When shopping for lights, consider scale and proportion, and measure carefully. “In stores, fixtures tend to look smaller than they do once you bring them home,” Dick says. Also think about light output. As natural light changes in a room throughout the day, or as you desire a certain mood, your bulbs might shine too brightly. Putting lights on dimmers allows you to get the exact level of illumination you want. On the following pages you’ll find stunning fixtures to light your kitchen or bath. Ready, set, glow! 27

buying guide ceiling Ceiling-mount fixtures lend subtle style— and leave plenty of headroom. 1 2 3 4 5 1. art deco Modern lines and classic materials create a stylish, versatile fixture for any decor. Livex Lighting Park Ridge semifush, $98, AllModern, 2. nautical nod A cast-aluminum cage, a white glass dome, and wing-nut hardware pay homage to turn-of-the-century naval design. Circa 1900 Streamliner fush-mount, $279, Restoration Hardware, 3. rustic ambience Boasting bold iron details and a reclaimed-wood finish, this striking fixture has staying power. Alsace 3-light semifush, $238, Savoy House, 4. old-Fashioned charm Curvy legs atop oval-shape opal glass help this fixture look right at home in rooms with a vintage vibe. Beacon semifush, $509, Hudson Valley Lighting, 5. radiant glam A laser-cut metal shade surrounds crystal light strands, while xenon bulbs emit a golden glow, showing that contemporary style needn’t be cold. Inca 7-light fush, $298, ET2 Contemporary Lighting, 28 kitchen + bath ideas spring 2014

chandelIers Whether proportionate or oversize, consider scale when choosing a chandelier. 1 2 3 4 5 1. InvItIng glow This Mission-style chandelier’s rustic glass faux candles provide warm illumination. Allen + Roth 6-light oil-rubbed bronze chandelier, $159, Lowe’s, 2. Master MIxology Oversize gray beads cascade from an aged-bronze frame, easily transforming a so-so space into something special. Beaded Basket chandelier, $499, Shades of Light, 3. sculptural appeal Hand-wrought interlocking iron spheres surround delicate fame lights for an exposed style statement. Orb chandelier, $399, Ballard Designs, 4. sparklIng personalIty Blown-glass bubbles drip of a whimsical silver-leaf frame, creating a frothy focal point. Quantum 4-light chandelier, $1,860, Currey & Company; 5. perfect Balance Polished chrome, crisp opal-etched glass shades, and simple lines give this classic look a contemporary interpretation. Malibu collection 3-light singletier chandelier, $230, Feiss,

buying guide SCONCES Consider the tasks you want to illuminate, and choose sconces that mount accordingly. 1 2 3 4 5 30 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 1. STRAIGHTFORWARD STYLE Heavy-gauge brass and exposed hardware bring an industrial edge to kitchens and baths. Irvine double sconce base, starting at $179, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., 2. URBAN OUTFITTED A rich wood-veneer base and a textured fabric shade are backed with polished chrome to create a well-tailored classic. Cameron 1-light sconce, $239, Fredrick Ramond by Hinkley Lighting, 3. UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE A simple shade tops a graceful frame, proving that less really can be more. Millennium 1-light pocket sconce, $163, Quoizel, 4. FLEXIBLE FUNCTION This library light’s adjustable arm stylishly sheds light on any task. Reed swing-arm sconce, $340, Rejuvenation, 5. CRISP CONTEMPORARY Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting casts a warm glow off this no-frills design that meshes with every decor. Candre sconce, $487, Robern,

pendantS Try multiple well-placed pendants for maximum function (and extra style). 1 2 3 4 5 1. aged Beauty Suspended on a sleek metal downrod, a mercury-glass schoolhouse shade lends a just-right touch of shimmer. Everly pendant, $270, Kichler, 2. Bold geometry A gold-leaf Greek key pattern frames an interior linen shade for dimensional contrast. Hicks gold leaf pendant, $715, Worlds Away, 3. modern Silhouette A streamlined glassless lantern cages an edgy candelabra, turning two classics toward the contemporary. Fulton stem-hung 4-light pendant, $499, Hinkley Lighting, 4. Clear View An oversize glass orb on a fabric cord boasts enough weight to stand alone, but it also plays nice when grouped with others. Globe pendant, $99, West Elm, 5. fit to print A punchy print dresses up this drum-style swag pendant and adds a pretty pop of color. Swag style Aster Ivory shade, $130, Lamps Plus,

multiple choices A Better BAcksplAsh Add style while protecting your walls with these backsplash ideas. writer Kristina mcguirK

USEFUL NICHE Recessing an area of the backsplash produces a handy spot for your most-used cooking utensils and ingredients. Using all the same tile makes the niche “float” above the cooktop. COTTAGE CHARM Beaded board gives walls texture—and as this kitchen shows, sometimes color, too! Try running it up the wall and behind open shelving for a tailored look. STRONG DEFENSE BOLD TILE Express your personality with a dramatically patterned ceramic or porcelain tile. Let the color and pattern complement your style while adding interest to a kitchen with simple cabinetry. For the chef who tends to make a mess around the stove top, a sheet of stainless steel provides the ultimate protection for the wall while making it easy to clean up. 33

multiple choices map quest Show of exactly where you found inspiration for your kitchen design. Here, Parisian character comes from a vintage map that’s applied with wallpaper paste and covered with polyurethane. sleek panels frame up Simply framing decorative, patterned tile with liner tiles amid a wall of subway tile will create an easy—and, most important, durable—work of art above the range. Glamour shot Let your walls shine, literally, with a stunning 34 kitchen + bath ideas spring 2014 Convey contemporary style with large backpainted glass panels. The lack of grout lines makes the look streamlined and easy to clean. Plus, it refects ambient light. metallic mosaic. The shimmering accent is an unexpectedly elegant addition that complements polished appliances and fixtures.

blurred lines Slim linear tiles bring color and texture with a modern twist. The condensed pattern does not overwhelm the room, so you can run it the length of the wall.

connections join the conversation Share your questions, advice, photos, and success stories with us, and we’ll show you some fun finds from the home design world. You can talk to us any way you want—letters, e-mails, or Facebook posts. on the road Last October, we joined designers, bloggers, and other members of the media at the headquarters of sub-Zero and Wolf in Madison, Wisconsin. Between cooking demonstrations and factory tours, we learned about the styles and cooking trends infuencing product design—and even got to see one of our 30 Most innovative products in person! (see page 53 for the full lineup.) TWO FOR ONE IN THE BATH? Q: My bath has two sinks on the same cabinet. I want to know if having dual sinks is standard now in a master bathroom, or can I gain more space by installing a single-basin sink since it’s just me? Is it better for resale down the road to keep it as is? —T. Freeman, via e-mail A: “Today, master bathroom designs almost always include double sinks as a standard feature. Our real estate brokers from across the country agree double sinks are better for resale. However, if you feel like having one sink would greatly improve your lifestyle, get creative with the newfound space to add value, such as including a vanity or vertical storage unit with the lowest section housing electrical outlets for hair dryers, curling irons, and electric razors.”—Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, LLC.  36 kitchen + bath ideas spring 2014 on Facebook We asked if you’d go bold with blue cabinets, and judging by the “likes,” we think that’s a definite yes! For blues in every shade—and everywhere from cabinetry to walls, tile, and accents—visit

LIGHTS OUT In 2014, we complete the lighting industry’s three-year phase-out of general-purpose (100-, 75-, 60-, and 40-watt) incandescent lightbulbs. As part of the change, watts are no longer the standard for identifying bulbs. The trick to buying the right LED, CFL, or halogen replacement is to look at the package’s Lighting Facts panel, similar to the nutrition panel on food products. For quick reference, Energy Used indicates what wattage of incandescent bulb you’re replacing. Check out to learn more about picking the right bulb. Bathroom Remodeling We talk a lot about what’s on the walls of kitchens and baths, but what’s behind them is just as important. Check out Purple XP drywall—it’s moisture-resistant, with added mold and mildew resistance in the core and paper, making it an ideal choice for water-centric kitchens and baths. It’s also Greenguard-certified for indoor air quality. Learn more at PANTONE 18-3224 Color of the Year 2014 has a bright future with Radiant Orchid as Pantone’s Color of the Year! Although we don’t anticipate it dominating the scene for cabinetry or tile, we do think the hue will provide a stunning accent to many of the common color palettes in kitchens and baths. Supplying custom soapstone products to architects, designers, and homeowners for over 15 years. Denver • San Francisco • New Jersey We Ship Nationwide • Toll Free 877. 478 . 8170 •

connections 32% chef’s stove 18% double ovens 9% induction cooktop Wish List DIY DIVINE A shout-out to reader Holly Sylvester, who spent months researching and planning her new kitchen, even creating a cardboard model to get it just right. By making smart choices, she was able to afford her must-haves for the mostly DIY kitchen, including new appliances, hardwood floors, granite counters, and LED lighting. IKEA cabinets are a budget-friendly choice that still have high-end amenities such as softclose drawers. “I have more seating, more work space, and a much more efficient setup,” she writes. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story, Holly. COOKING WITH STEAM Last year we joined appliance manufacturer Miele in Seattle to learn about how technology is influencing cooking trends. After exploring the rich culinary history of the city and the Pike Place Market, the group of designers and media prepared a meal with Miele’s CombiSteam technology, trying foods such as homemade pastries and succulent chicken—with delicious results! 38 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 In a kitchen-trends study by Houzz, Inc. last October, cooking appliances topped consumers’ wish lists. Simple Wine Storage Create a wine cabinet this weekend with this easy-toinstall system. The horizontal design keeps bottles stored at the right level, and it fits into a standard base cabinet so the wine is enclosed in a dark space. Choose from 12-, 18-, 24- or 30-bottle models to fit your needs. This is a quick way to add a luxurious amenity to the kitchen you already have! Starting at $299, Contact us: FACEBOOK: E-MAIL: MAIL: Kitchen and Bath Ideas, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023

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small kitchen PERFECTLY PETITE This little gem of a kitchen makes room for everything its owners want, including a stunning view. writer WENDY GRAY stylist and photographer JAMES YOCHUM field editor GISELA ROSE 40 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 IT’S YOUR DREAM lakefront property, but the kitchen is small and outdated. Do you keep looking or start cooking? For Mike and Milissa Castrucci, it was an easy decision: The location of their Harbor Springs, Michigan, house was perfect; the kitchen just needed some help to get there, too. Still, they had a tall order for a room so short on space. The kitchen had to accommodate the couple and their three young daughters while capitalizing on gorgeous views. “We made absolutely every inch count,” certified kitchen designer Liz Firebaugh says. “For example, we specified a range rather than using a separate wall oven and cooktop. We also integrated storage enhancements like tray dividers, utensil and silverware dividers, and double pullouts for recycling and trash.” At 144 square feet, the U-shape kitchen benefits from high ceilings— and cabinetry that reaches all the way up to them. Firebaugh designed the room to be a hardworking dynamo. “There’s functional work space with a microwave, refrigerator, and range at one end, then a serving and cleanup area at the other end,” she says. “This way, one person can be cooking and preparing the meal, and another person can be on the opposite side of the sink preparing a salad or unloading the dishwasher. Neither one gets in the way of the other.” Form and function aside, there’s also the matter of a stunning harbor view. Soft blue walls and a bank of windows above the sink help the room melt into the water outside. An arched pass-through to the adjoining dining and living rooms furthers the feeling of openness. “With all of that open space and natural lighting, you do not feel like you are in a small kitchen at all,” Firebaugh says.

OPPOSITE: “The kitchen was a galley before the remodel,” designer Liz Firebaugh says. “There used to be a door where the range is now.” THIS PHOTO: An arched toe-kick at the sink adds elegance to the long line of white-painted cabinets and paneled appliances.

EYE-CATCHING CABINETRY Get creative with glass inserts to give your kitchen cabinets furniturelike appeal.

small kitchen DW 16x9 MW R/F Honed quartzite countertops and white painted cabinetry help achieve the timeless cottage design Milissa had in mind for the kitchen, while elegant details like polishednickel hardware and furniturestyle architectural elements on the cabinetry make it chic and graceful. It all works perfectly for the Castruccis. Milissa says she wouldn’t change a thing. “Our new kitchen has everything we need and more. I love the cottage charm it offers with such a classic, simple design.” She continues, “Looking out at the water from our kitchen is what we really love the most. That is why we chose to be on the water—so our home could capture all of what the harbor has to offer.” KBI RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 138. OPPOSITE: Bringing a 15-inch-deep glass-door wall cabinet down to the countertop makes for perfect dish storage while creating visual interest. ABOVE: Polishednickel finishes are among the chic touches that help bring the kitchen’s neutral palette to life. FAR LEFT: Shiny white subway tile on the backsplash provides subtle contrast with the honed countertop. LEFT: A narrow pullout beside the range keeps spices and other ingredients at hand. 43

small bath Before: Dull, da cramped this bathÕs ted fixtures style. STRETCHING EXERCISE Small but smart, this Michigan bath accommodates family and guests alike. writer ANDRIA HAYDAY photographer BETH SINGER field editor KHRISTI S. ZIMMETH 44 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 FACED WITH A DISMAL, crowded hall bath, you might not expect much from a remodel. But Maria and Paul Johnston set their expectations high—and were rewarded with a sleek retreat in less than 63 square feet. Packed with storage, it keeps clutter out of sight and works like a bath twice its size. “It’s all about form and function,” says Maria, who gravitates toward modern Italian design. “I wanted everything to be beautiful as well as practical, and I wasn’t willing to sacrifice either one.” Neither was bath designer Tanya Woods. “This is the only bath serving the main-floor living areas and two bedrooms,” Woods says, so it must serve not only as a family bath, but also as a powder room and guest bath. Woods used clever tricks to visually expand the room. She tweaked the floor plan, consolidating open space in the middle to create an airy layout. In the original 1950s plan, the tub/ shower stretched along one side of the room, with the toilet and sink on the other side, leaving a tight center aisle. Meanwhile, at the end of the room, a linen cupboard perched over basement stairs opened into “funky dead space.” Woods moved the tub into the dead space, then turned the cupboard into two niches—one in the shower—with open shelving. For her next space-expanding trick, the designer floated custom wenge wood cabinetry off the floor, so the lines of the floor extend from wall to wall. “It’s amazing how big a difference this makes,” Maria says. Woods also made generous use of mirrors and glass. The reflective surfaces create the illusion of more space while amplifying light throughout the bath. Eurochic 4×24-inch porcelain wall tile extends to the ceiling—continuing behind cabinets to eliminate awkward

cuts. “The clean lines draw your eye around the room,” Woods says. One of Maria’s favorite improvements is the lighting. When guests are expected, she turns off the recessed cans, dims the pendants, and lights up a mosaic-lined niche and the long mirror, which is subtly backlit. “It’s welcoming and elegant,” Maria says, “with a little sexiness.” Her insistence that everything be practical as well as beautiful has definitely paid off. Soon after the 2010 remodel, this bath became “splash central” for Paul and Maria’s baby boy. The look stayed fresh through it all, Maria says. “I love the big sink, and with all the tile, splashes are never a problem.” KBI RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 138. OPPOSITE: Luxe tile and floating cabinetry distinguish this Euro-inspired bath. ABOVE LEFT: Because the sink and dressing table are slightly offset from each other, it’s easier to maneuver in the small bath. ABOVE MIDDLE: Tucked into the wall, shelves offer discreet storage in the shower. ABOVE RIGHT: The deep corner cabinet contains accessory and linen storage and a hamper. LEFT: A rain-style showerhead and heated towel rack pamper guests. 7x10

one bath, two budgets ROOM FOR LuxuRy BEFORE THE PROBLEMS A simple space gets bold upgrades for a more stylish, livable bath. writer Kristina mcguirK photographer marty Baldwin illustrator ann weiss 1. The vanity did not properly balance the oversize built-in tub on the opposite wall. 2. Separate rooms for the toilet and shower were wasting valuable space in the foor plan. 3. Heavy woods mixed with dismal wall color darkened the already lifeless palette. 4. The cavelike shower was dark and cramped—poor conditions for a place to start or end the day. 16x10

“I wanted to create two completely diferent looks, but with the primary focus of opening up the walls for a spacious feel.” Jules Dufy designer DESIGNER Jules Dufy’s fresh perspective reinvents old spaces with bold style that you can live in. See more of the New Jersey-based designer’s work at 47

one bath, two budgets value solution Choosing materials with similar color palettes allows the varying patterns of the window shade, wallpaper, and rug to coexist. STYLISH DOUBLE VANITIES Twice is nice when it comes to a busy shared space like a master bath. Check out for spaces that benefit from twice the style, too. 48 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014 Pairing a sleek desk with a fun mirror fashions a makeup vanity that embraces the bath’s clean lines. The pouf is a whimsical touch.

LIGHTING Hudson Valley Trinity two-light sconce | $239 Luxury Lighting Direct WALLPAPER Butterfly Garden in aqua | $72 per roll Thibaut THE SOLUTIONS 1. Ditching the separate toilet and shower rooms allowed for an open floor plan that feels less constricted. A partial wall still provides privacy for the toilet. 2. Moving the shower to the tub wall created a more balanced bathing area opposite the vanities. 3. Earthy hues and nature-inspired design in the wheat-color shower walls, pebble tile shower floor, garden-theme wallpaper, and hemp cage light have a relaxing aura that lightens the space. 4. Two petite, separate vanities serve the same purpose as the previous two-sink unit but without crowding the room. Their small structure allows a makeup vanity to also fit into the space. TOILET Kohler Santa Rosa comfort-height one piece in white | $328 Lowe’s FAUCET Grohe Essence widespread in chrome | $264 Home Depot VALUE BUDGET FIXTURES Produits Neptune tub Grohe Essence 8-inch widespread faucets Symmons Ballina shower combo kit Whittington Mahon freestanding bath filler Kohler Santa Rosa white comfort-height toilet $1,496 $528 $515 $430 $328 CABINETRY Worlds Away Jared white and stainless-steel desk Windham soft white vanities with white marble tops $1,963 $1,172 SURFACES Virtue Tile Ariostea Verde Brasil floor tiles Virtue Tile Porcelanosa Yakarta shower wall tiles Thibaut Butterfly Garden metallic wallpaper in aqua Solistone Cayman Blue pebble shower floor tiles $2,030 $933 $864 $220 MISCELLANEOUS 16x10 AFTER Custom glass shower enclosure Zinc Door Mirror Image framed pagoda mirror Relaxed Roman shade with Ogee pattern fabric in aquamarine from Hudson Valley Trinity two-light bath sconces Pegasus 24-inch medicine cabinets with silver beveled mirrors Shades of Light hemp netting drum pendant Fabulous Furs ivory Mongolian lamb faux fur pouf Jaipur Maroc Nyasha 3×5 rug Aqua Teak shower bench $3,000 $785 $542 TOTAL $16,339 prices are estimates, excluding installation $478 $296 $239 $199 $171 $150

one bath, two budgets custom solution “The sofa wall is meant to be inviting,” Duffy says. “It makes the space more of a lounge and less of a bathroom.” A marble countertop and plumbing fixtures transform a piece of furniture into a simple vanity that contrasts with the graphic wallpaper. 50 KITCHEN + BATH IDEAS SPRING 2014

LIGHTING Arteriors Ice faceted large pendant | $660 Bellacor WALLPAPER Tibet in navy | available to the trade only Clarence House THE SOLUTIONS TOILET Toto Eco Promenade | $349 Home Click FAUCET Rohl Zephyr in Tuscan brass | $758 eFaucets 1. A loveseat replaces the unused tub. It’s a dramatic change that doesn’t alter the available space—but does create a more intimate setting. CUSTOM BUDGET 2. Taking risks with new products, like the boldly Rohl widespread Zephyr faucets in Tuscan brass Rohl Michael Berman oil-rubbed bronze shower with diverter Toto Eco Promenade toilet Rohl oil-rubbed bronze 8-inch Anti-Cal showerhead Kohler Verticyl oval undermount sinks patterned concrete flooring and dramatic wallpaper, pays off when the elements are paired with more traditional finishes, silhouettes, and fabrics. The result is a stylish and tailored high-end look. 3. Installing both rain-style and handheld fixtures upgrades the shower to a more spa-like experience. 4. Running the same flooring throughout the bath (including the shower) creates a visual consistency that, paired with the glass shower enclosure, makes the space appear larger. The design tricks the eye into seeing the shower as connected to the main area of the floor plan. 16x10 FIXTURES $349 $320 $234 CABINETRY Zentique Chloe chests Custom marble vanity tops $4,125 $2,000 SURFACES Hacienda Design Studio Cape Town pattern flooring with Vienna pattern border Onyx slab shower walls Clarence House Tibet pattern wallpaper in navy $3,500 $3,000 $1,500 MISCELLANEOUS Custom loveseat by Jules Duffy in Designers Guild Iona pomegranate fabric Ro Sham Beaux Gigi ghost agate bead chandelier Custom glass shower enclosure Custom Kravet linen 27847-50 window treatments with Samuel & Sons Greek Fret border in lemon Arteriors Ice large clear faceted pendants GO Home Ltd. Criss Cross Mirrors Infinity Drain FXMN65 shower drain Worlds Away Bamboo floor lamp TOTAL AFTER $1,516 $864 prices are estimates, excluding installation $3,870 $3,120 $3,000 $2,550 $1,980 $1,900 $695 $623 $35,146

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MOST INNOVATIVE 2014 Our favorite kitchen and bath products of the year combine smart function, seamless style, and cutting-edge technology. writer RENEE FREEMON MULVIHILL

1 3 TEXTURED FINISHES Why stick with stainless steel when you can choose from a new line of 10 textured paints and finishes that add drama and dimension to your range? Textures range (shown in Premium Copper Vein color), $10,000 for RNB484GCBV1 shown, BlueStar, 2 BARELY-THERE DRAIN Understated styling lets you beautifully integrate your shower drain with surrounding tile or stone, making the drain all but disappear. StyleDrain Tile, $397–$589, California Faucets, EASY UPGRADE With this 14-inch shower arm, you can enjoy the soothing soak of a rain-style showerhead— without the plumbing and remodeling costs associated with adding a standard ceilingmount version. Arris shower arm, from $94, Moen, 4 GRACEFUL FORM The asymmetrical, organic shape of this tub is striking from any angle. As you view it from different places in the room, its shape seems to shift and take on a new fluidity. Juliet tub, $6,995–$10,655, MTI Baths,

7 WATER-SAVING STYLE This minimalist faucet is about more than just good looks; it allows you to choose between a flow rate of 0.9 or 1.3 gallons per minute for excellent water savings either way. The spray pattern uses 90 channels to produce gentle drops and cover a larger surface area. Axor Starck Organic faucet, from $520, Axor, 5 PRO-STYLE FUNCTION FOR LESS Now you can have a professional-style range hood—with a 1,200-cfm blower powerful enough to pair with a pro-style range—at a surprisingly affordable price. This hood has five speed settings, a light that tells you when to clean the filter, and an auto-delay feature that shuts the hood off five minutes after you’re done cooking. Siena Pro hood, $1,299, Zephyr, 6 VERSATILE COOKWARE Thanks to removable handles, these pots easily transition from cookware to serving dishes. Plus, they’ll take up less room in your kitchen cabinet and dishwasher. Strate Removable Handle Collection, $1,189 for a 13-piece set, Cristel, 8 4-BOTTLE DISPENSER Feel free to open another bottle of wine, thanks to this temperature-controlled four-bottle wine dispenser. An argon-gas preservation system keeps your wine fresh for up to 60 days. Discovery WineStation, from $5,299, Dacor, 55

KITCHEN +BATH IDEAS 30 ® MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TM 2014 9 OLD MEETS NEW Change can be difficult—that’s why Kohler introduced this dual-flush handle that brings traditional lever style to watersaving dual-flush toilets (which usually have a push-button flush). Push the bottom lever for a 1.1-gallon flush or both levers for a 1.6-gallon flush. Dual-Flush Trip Lever feature, available on the Wellworth ($254) and Highline ($340) toilets, Kohler, 11 INSTANT SPARKING WATER The sparkling-water dispenser in this four-door refrigerator takes the standard water and ice dispenser up a notch. RF31FMESBSR four-door refrigerator, $3,699, Samsung, 10 CUSTOM DESIGNS With this easy-to-use online tool, you can design your own Cuerda Seca tiles and create a one-of-a-kind backsplash or flooring design. Choose the colors you want to have handpainted on any of more than 150 existing tile patterns. Color-it tool, Fireclay Tile, 12 REALISTIC WOOD LOOKS Hardwood-inspired designs bring an amazingly real wood look and feel to laminate countertops. Available in a dark chocolate reclaimed-wood look or with a light maple color and grain. Blocked Wood designs in the Wilsonart Premium Collection, $31 per square foot installed, Wilsonart,

“ Today’s top products work better, faster, and smarter than ever before. Samantha Hart Editor, Kitchen + Bath Ideas® ” 15 13 CLEANING POWER FLEXIBLE COOLING Two separate temperature zones allow you to keep wine and other beverages properly stored in one unit. Indoor and outdoor models are available. 24-inch Signature Series dual-zone refrigerator/wine reserve, from $3,249, Perlick, Having trouble getting those travel mugs and baby bottles clean? This dishwasher features 16 jets integrated into the top rack to help clean hard-to-reach spots of dried coffee or milk. GE Profile Series stainless-steel-interior dishwasher (PDT750SSFSS), $1,299, GE Appliances, 14 FILTERED WATER FOR THE BATH Enjoy filtered water in your master bath without a separate filter fixture. This space-savvy faucet does it all. Perrin & Rowe Contemporary 3-Lever lavatory filtration faucet, $1,598, Rohl, 16 RUGGED TEXTURE Cabinet doors with a handhammered appearance promise to bring a new dimension to your kitchen. The new door style pairs a 2¹/₈-inch frame with several glass-insert options. Vetro Hammered Bronze Door, see showroom for pricing, KraftMaid, 57

KITCHEN +BATH IDEAS 30 ® MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TM 2014 17 18 A BETTER BULB This LED bulb looks like a standard lightbulb and offers light that mimics that of an incandescent bulb—but it saves energy and lasts far longer. 40-watt replacement lightbulb, $9.97, Cree, Inc. (available through Home Depot), “ ULTIMATE LUXURY The shower takes on a whole new look and feel with this 63-inch-tall column that features an integrated chromatherapy system with LED lighting and multiple spray options, including a gentle rain shower, a waterfall, and body sprays. Available in chrome, architectural black, or architectural white. Ametis shower column, price upon request, Graff, The best innovations bring daily satisfaction and make life easier. Kit Selzer Senior Editor, Home Design Better Homes and Gardens® 19 ” LOOK-ALIKE STYLE Enjoy the beauty of marble and the durability of porcelain. Available in several sizes, these marble-look field tiles can be used on interior floors, interior and exterior walls, and countertops. Virtue porcelain tile collection, $7.14–$9.58 per square foot uninstalled, Crossville,

22 CUSTOM SETTINGS These digital faucets for the sink and tub let you save customized settings for water temperature,

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