2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Anchor the room
Idea Home: A striking wall-to-wall glass tile treatment by Mandala, asymmetrical upper cabinet placement and a tall stainless-steel backsplash/range hood combine to act as the kitchen's eye-catching centerpiece. The 48-inch KitchenAid professional-style gas range, microwave and nearby warming drawer help with food prep for entertaining.
Your home: Combine practicality with beauty in a redesigned kitchen. Open your kitchen to adjacent rooms, but keep traffic flow out of the cooking area. Consider multiple work zones. Seating areas should offer flexibility for family and friends; in smaller areas, counter stools with low backs and thin, tubular bases take up little actual or visual space.