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designing a modern kitchen discussion with Martha Fay, Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva, and Kevin O’Connor

How to Design a Modern Kitchen

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O'Connor, and kitchen designer Martha Fay discuss the elements that make up today's kitchen

All About Ceramic Subway Tile

Add visual interest in your bathroom or kitchen with this versatile household staple.

How to Build a Kitchen Island

Decide on the right counter height, size and placement, aesthetics, and lighting for your space for your kitchen island build.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? Read This!

Before you embark on your remodel, check out our list of spend-smart strategies to get the kitchen you covet—within your budget.

Read This Before Hiring a Kitchen Designer

You’ve finally decided it’s time to say "goodbye" to those laminate countertops and that puny white refrigerator. Here’s how a professional kitchen designer can help make the kitchen you’ve envisioned come to life


How to Choose a Countertop

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop

All About Wood Countertops

From types of wood to maintenance, our experts help you weigh your options before putting in a wood kitchen countertop.

All About Pro-Style Ranges

Pick the right high end range for your space, cooking style, and budget.

How to Refinish Cabinets Without Sanding

Want to save time on a kitchen update? Consider painting your kitchen cabinets without having to sand them first. Read our tips to learn how.

All About Kitchen Vent Hoods

An essential partner to your range, kitchen hood vents are workhorses that help keep your air clean. Here’s how to choose the right one.

Quartz Countertops: Buying Guide, Costs, and Care

With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, quartz countertops give granite a run for its money.

All About Kitchen Islands

Placed at the heart of the cook space, these multipurpose units can enhance a kitchen's utility and appearance.

The Best Backsplash Materials for Your Kitchen

Backsplashes are the decorative focal point of your kitchen. From ceramic tile to wood, here are the best backsplash materials to choose from.

Plan the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

There are some important factors to consider when planning your outdoor kitchen.

What to Know About Non-Toxic Kitchen Cabinets

Protect your health by choosing one of these non-toxic materials for your cabinets.


Open House | Kitchen Renovations

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses how kitchen renovations can impact a house budget

Pot Rack Shopping Guide

Keep pots at the ready with this kitchen-storage upgrade. Starting at $42

All About Farmhouse Sinks

You spend more time at the kitchen sink than the stove, so why not invest in one of these capacious attention-getters? But first, take a moment to master their surprising nuances

Blending Wood and Tile in an Open Plan

Spaces like the one above (by SuzAnn Kletzien) inspired renovator Melissa McCreight to go for the no-thresholds look in her Euclid, Ohio, house.

31 Best New Kitchen and Bath Finds

From a luxury soaker to a mini stand mixer, here are some standouts from the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, plus a few discoveries of our own

Butterfly Hinges Perfect for Cabinet Upgrades

Try these symmetrical, surface-mount hinges on inset cabinet doors in need of a style metamorphosis

4 Universal-Design Ideas for Comfortable Kitchens

Interior-design advice on creating an accessible cook space


How to Build a Takeout Menu Holder

A wall-mount organizer—with a chalkboard surface—is a tidy alternative to a cluttered drawer

All About Stone Countertops

The experts at This Old House explain how to find a quarried countertop that suits your home, your budget, and your cooking style

Are You Ready for an Induction Cooktop?

This new technology is fast, efficient, and safety-minded. But making the leap may mean more than you bargained for, so keep these tips in mind

A Kitchen Designed With the Kids in Mind

Parallel workstations and several thoughtful details make this light and airy space function for the entire household

A Triumphant Kitchen Remodel with a Toaster Oven

Cooking out of the dank basement for 11 months as their dream kitchen took shape upstairs didn't stop these readers from eating in—and dining in style

All About Kitchen Faucets

For a quick and easy upgrade in a house's most popular room, nothing makes a bigger impact with less sweat and expense than replacing an outdated faucet

All About Kitchen Cabinets

More than just storage for pots and plates, cabinetry defines the look of your cook space. The experts at This Old House help you pick the right style for your budget and your needs

10 Tips for Tile Backsplashes

Make an affordable and stylish upgrade to your kitchen

Health-Conscious Kitchen Cabinets

Why a pediatrician mom chose nontoxic kitchen cabinets for her young family's vintage home

Bar Sinks

Impress your guests this holiday season with one of these stylish bar sinks, perfect for chilling cocktails, prepping hors d'oeuvres, and cleaning up.