kitchen design

Rustic Range Settings

While modern appliances can be quite the convenience, they often aren’t the most attractive items inside the home. Sure, stainless steel can have an industrial charm to it, but many homeowners want a softer feel. For appliances like refrigerators or dishwashers, disguising them to match cabinetry is an effective choice. The stove or range, however, usually cannot be hidden due to its heat output. One solution is to not try to hide the range but merely surround it with a more rustic environment.

Timberpeg: Homes of the Past and Future

The New Year provides a great opportunity for reflection on the past and insight into the future. Rather than solely using the New Year to propose resolutions, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at how people in the past viewed the home of the future. In the 1950s and 1960s, there were all manner of predictions of what the modern home would look like in the seemingly distant 21st century.

The Evolving Kitchen

Today, the kitchen is often the social center of the house, with its appearance and function being dictated as much by entertaining concerns as by everyday meal preparation. From antiquity until just a few decades ago, however, the kitchen was a much different space. Hidden from visitors, the kitchen was a strictly utilitarian space that was spartanly appointed.

10 Ways to Make Your Post & Beam Kitchen Uniquely You

As we mentioned in our "kitchen layout ideas" posting, it wasn't too long ago that the kitchen was sequestered from the rest of the home.  But that was then, and this is now.  Nowadays, the adage goes "No matter the guest, they'll always like your kitchen best."  This really speaks to the propensity for guests to all bunch up in the kitchen. So, we think, if your guests are going to end up in the kitchen, you should approach decorating your kitchen like the other rooms in your house - making it reflect your personal style.  With that in mind, here are 10 ways to make your kitchen uniquely you!

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