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2012 Kitchen Trends

Dark, rich cabinet finishes and a pop of color are hot trends for 2012. This kitchen has cardinal and onyx painted finishes from KraftMaid.

2011 Kitchen Gift Guide

You give gifts to relatives you rarely see, so why not give a gift to your kitchen, which you use every day!

Vacation Home Kitchens

It's summertime - and the living is easy! This Sensible Style is dedicated to vacations…and vacation home kitchens.

Missed in America

In January of this year, I was privileged to be one of six American bloggers brought by Blanco to attend the LivingKitchen trade show in Cologne, Germany. It was my first European industry event, and it was a revelation.

Pet-Friendly Kitchen Tips

Curiosity actually can kill your cat. And an old dog's new tricks may leave messes around your kitchen. So how do you make this hard-working space friendly for both four and two-legged occupants?

Color Charged

Maybe Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle is your color of the year, too. But how do you incorporate a hot, trendy shade without dating your kitchen or anchoring yourself into a strong color you may not love down the line?

Backsplash Bling

Here are some things to take into account before finalizing any backsplash plans or buying any material.

Family Kitchens

So many of the kitchens I design are for families with active children or teens. Some include grandparents who now live with the parents and kids. Some also include pets. I love designing these projects, as I know that my success in making them both sensible and stylish will lead to years of happy use.

Design Tips for Home Sellers

This is a special edition of Sensible Style, one geared toward the thousands of homeowners wanting--or needing--to sell their homes, condos or townhouses.

Easy Makeovers

Your kitchen is the sum of many parts, and when those parts need fixing, it's tempting to gut the entire thing with a remodel. Makeovers need not be overwhelming projects with endless investment of time and money. 

Overrated Kitchen Products

You see them everywhere! On TV, in newsstand magazines and in model homes. These are the must-have kitchen products du jour.

Easy Ways to Go Green

Earth Day is fast approaching, so Sensible Style is observing this important April 22nd date with some easy tips on how to make your kitchen more eco-friendly.

Four Underrated Products

Some products get all the attention! They supplant older offerings in consumers' minds, and those older options then unfairly fall out of fashion. That doesn't mean they're no longer functional or a good choice for your kitchen. 

Kitchen Love

What are your favorite Valentine's gifts? Candy? Flowers? Jewelry? A romantic dinner? An island getaway? Here are some swoon-worthy treats along those lines that your kitchen would surely welcome.

Color Updates

One of the most common questions readers ask is how to incorporate color into a kitchen without dating it. Here are some ways to add a hot color without a major investment.

Holiday Helpers

Sensible Style launched in July to answer your questions about how to get the most out of your kitchen.

Mini Makeovers

Sometimes a full kitchen remodel is neither practical nor possible. This month in Sensible Style, we'll focus on kitchen makeovers: Not the kind that take months to plan and execute and thousands of dollars to cover, but rather small, reasonably quick and affordable ways to make over your kitchen.

Color Combinations

Among the most commonly asked kitchen design questions are which colors and materials work best together. That's what we'll be looking at this time around in Sensible Style, using three of the most popular cabinet finishes as a starting point.

Small Kitchens, Big Splurges

What if your kitchen is totally teeny-tiny? Consider yourself lucky. Kitchens like these give you the opportunity to splurge on higher-end products, even on a smaller budget. While it's more challenging to squeeze the storage and work space you need into tighter kitchens, it's much, much easier to add style without breaking the bank.

6 Small Kitchen Tips

This posting tackles the two most vexing issues associated with small kitchens: how to maximize your storage capacity and how to make a small kitchen look great. 

5 Common Kitchen Problems

Today the Kitchenology blog introduces Sensible Style, a series of guest postings by Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS, a kitchen designer and writer in Tampa, Fla.

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