Cooking Spaces

Cooking isn't just for kitchens anymore (and kitchens aren't just for cooking!). Here you'll find all of our posts about any type of cooking space indoors and out!

Traditional Kitchen Ideas with a Contemporary Twist

Traditional Kitchen Ideas with a Contemporary Twist

Paying attention to simple details is the difference between a ho-hum kitchen remodel and one that will make you want to just sit and look at it, like art! I found this great looking green and white kitchen while looking at the traditional kitchens by Wren Kitchens page of a UK based site. I'm not sure I agree that there really is any such thing … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Black Woodgrain Kitchens

Gorgeous Black Woodgrain Kitchens

Are you ready for this? Black kitchen cabs have been the talk for awhile but most of the time it's black painted cabinets, not woodgrain. This kitchen does the whole black thing but dials it back just a tad by letting the wood show through. I love it! polygon homes on flickr This whole thing just works for me. It's not too dark thanks to the … [Read more...]

Winning Kitchen Storage Ideas

Winning Kitchen Storage Ideas

Sometimes we need just a little more space, or just the right space, to keep everything in order in the kitchen.  I love, love, love seeing my pretty dishes and vintage pyrex bowls so I wouldn’t want to hide them away in a regular kitchen cabinet.  Decorating with what you use can keep it all in reach and look beautiful at the same time.  Here … [Read more...]

Have a Breakfast Nook You Can Be Proud Of!

Have a Breakfast Nook You Can Be Proud Of!

Everybody luuurrrvves a great breakfast nook! They have the potential to be one of the most comfortable and cozy spaces in any home. Here are a few inspiring photos and tips to help you transform your nook into your own little slice of heaven! This little nook to the right is a great example of creatively imagining a space that is both … [Read more...]

10 Country Kitchen Inspired Budget Tips

10 Country Kitchen Inspired Budget Tips

We've taken a few great looking country kitchens and pulled out 10 tips to save you money on your kitchen remodel budget. Did we miss anything?   1. Framed DIY Chalkboards - Skipping the whole set of upper cabinets has two key benefits.  First, it opens up the room and creates a feeling of spaciousness many kitchens yearn for.  Second, it saves a … [Read more...]

Fabulous Farmhouse Sinks

Fabulous Farmhouse Sinks

There’s something about a farmhouse sink that can bring a kitchen together and make it feel inviting.  You might be surprised to see that all these kitchen aren’t your typical country kitchen.  Farmhouse sinks look great with so many styles! I could live in this kitchen!  Between those stunning open shelves and the simple farmhouse sink I … [Read more...]

Your Very Own Bar & Grill in the Backyard!

Your Very Own Bar & Grill in the Backyard!

I always wanted my own "bar & grill"! Now I know how to do it without having to start a whole restaurant! The most interesting features of this set-up, found at __, are the stone front and the thick countertop. Super Thick Counters This counter has an edge that is at least 4" thick. There are two ways to do that. One possibility is … [Read more...]

Turquoise Kitchens – Kick Up The Color

Turquoise Kitchens – Kick Up The Color

Turquoise is amazing!  Are there rules on what color a kitchen should be?  I don’t think so!  Kick up the color in your kitchen and it won’t look like anyone else’s cooking space…that’s a good thing in my book. Check out these beauties… There’s no need to buy new cabinets when you can make them look as beautiful as these in a … [Read more...]