Kitchen Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring kitchen ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

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A Family Brings New Life to Spanish Revival in Los Angeles

Having passed on the Spanish Revival six years prior, a California couple seizes another opportunity to purchase the place, giving it the family-friendly space and flow it lacked, while staying true to its style.
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LG Refrigerator Review (2023 Top Picks)

LG is one of the top brands for home appliances, including refrigerators of various types and sizes. Here are our picks for the best LG Refrigerators.
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5 Best Samsung Refrigerators (2023 Guide)

Finding a new fridge can be difficult, but Samsung makes it easy with its line of high-quality fridges in various styles. Here are our top picks.

Before & After Kitchen: Streamlining for Workflow

These homeowners streamlined traffic and workflow and added a bold dose of cool color to bring their dreary cook space into mint condition.
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Preserving a Home's Original Character While Remodeling

To make basement flooding a thing of the past, a couple renovate their 1925 house to reroute stormwater, add needed square footage, and open up the layout—while preserving the home’s original charm.
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7 Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

An eco-friendly kitchen is helpful to the environment because it helps reduce your carbon footprint. It also helps you save money by conserving resources and reducing utility bills. Here are some ways for you to create an eco-friendly kitchen. 
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Renovating a 1909 Craftsman in Portland, OR—Over Two Decades

Renovating in stages over nearly two decades, a homeowner transforms a once forlorn bungalow into a cozy, very personal space.
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Before & After Kitchen: Relocating the Dining Room Wall

This kitchen remodel grabs a few feet from the adjacent dining room to yield major layout improvements.
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Remodeling a 1929 Classic Home in Westfield, NJ

A thoughtful remodel delivers a new kitchen hub, a mudroom entry, and more—while honoring the 1929 house’s classic bones
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Before and After: Building a Functional Kitchen Island

A center island and more open passageways enhance the function and flow of this homeowner's kitchen and its adjacent spaces.
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Best Kitchen and Bath Products from KBIS

From well-priced finds to splurge-worthy upgrades, our picks for the best of what’s new bring function and flair to the most-used rooms in your house.
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A Buyer's Guide to Induction Ranges

This latest generation of electric cookers is sleek, precise, and better for you (and the planet). Here’s what to know before bringing one home.
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Before and After: Kitchen Island Design Ideas

No, we’re not suggesting less time at the stove. We’re highlighting smart layout fixes for circulation problems. A key strategy: the right island design.

The 5 Best Upright Freezers (2024 Review)

Upright freezers provide extra freezer storage outside of your normal refrigerator. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best upright freezers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you.

Microwave Buying Guide: Features, Types, and FAQs (2024)

Microwaves let you quickly and easily cook or reheat food. Here is everything you should keep in mind when purchasing a microwave.

The 5 Best Dinnerware Sets (2024 Review)

Dinnerware sets come with matching plates, bowls, and cups. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best dinnerware sets on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Before & After: Keeping a Period-Style Kitchen

Annexing a pantry gives a cook space needed breathing room, while an original hutch inspires a vintage-look makeover that improves function and flow.

Best Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Want to get a jump on the remodel of your worn-out kitchen or dated bath? Check out our picks for the best of what’s new, all designed to enhance how we want to live now.
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How to Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden From Scratch

A handy, productive home vegetable patch is more popular than ever. Planned and built right, it can even enhance the look of your home. Here’s how one pro delivers on all counts—and you can, too.

The 5 Best Coffee Mugs (2023 Review)

For a caffeine lover, there’s nothing better than starting your day with a cup of coffee. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best coffee mugs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Before & After: Multifunctional Kitchen Designs

With the kitchen devoted solely to cooking having gone the way of the butter churn, it’s no wonder that today’s kitchen remodels are multifunctional, too.

All About High-End Concrete Countertops

Considering concrete countertops for your next kitchen remodel, but not sure where to begin? Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about introducing this strong and stylish material as part of your kitchen renovation.

The 5 Best Wine Coolers (2023 Review)

Storing wine bottles in a regular fridge can take up precious space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wine coolers to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Organize a Pantry

Discover extra room for food supplies and enjoy easier access to them with this step-by-step pantry improvement plan.

The 5 Best Refrigerators of 2023

Shopping for appliances can be a daunting task. Prioritize your desired features, overall price, and configuration with our thorough review of the five best refrigerators of 2021.

The 5 Best Dishwashers of 2022

Appliance purchases are among the big-ticket home expenses and it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Read our review of the five best dishwashers of 2022.

Before & After Kitchen: Making Every Inch Count

A design pro upgrades her family’s cook space, improving its function, flow, and finishes while making the most of its existing footprint.

Before & After Kitchen: A Farmhouse Refresh

Living in his grandparents’ old house, across the road from the family farm, a lifestyle blogger is making it his own. His latest project: an updated, more functional kitchen that’s still true to the vintage home’s rural roots.

How to Make a Galley Kitchen Look Bigger

Bring maximum functionality to a long, narrow cook space with tidiness and smart storage solutions, plus tricks to make the place look larger than it is.

Clever Breakfast Bar Ideas

Spice up your dining experience with these ingenious ways to add and use a breakfast bar in your kitchen.

Creative Spice Rack Ideas

Got an impressive collection of spices? Show them off with an equally impressive spice rack.

Before and After Kitchen: A Kitchen Makeover That Lets the Light In

Lose a wall, add windows, and reallocate adjacent space, then blend sparkling white surfaces with warm wood-tone accents. That’s the recipe for a bright, open kitchen made for family gatherings!

Marble Accent Trends to Try in Your Home

Love the look of marble? Read this guide to gain some stylish ideas for adding a touch of the luxe stone with fewer worries.