Vintage Eclectic Kitchen on a Budget

Vintage Eclectic Kitchen on a Budget Cover

I’ve been wanting to remodel the kitchen in our house for a few years now. I haven’t started yet for good reason…not enough money to finish the job! I can’t do just part of it. Kitchen’s are often all-or-nothing kind of remodels. As Master Yoda said, “When remodel kitchen you must, do or do not […]

Granite Worktops {aka Countertops}


Granite is an exceptional material for counter surfaces. It’s extremely durable, non-porous, available in colors to fit any design, and universally (and naturally) beautiful. I’ve always been partial to natural products because of the unique variations in each piece. Like a fingerprint, no two bits of natural materials are going to be identical. This goes […]

Black Kitchen Cabinets or White Kitchen Cabinets?


Trying to decide on a cabinet color? Maybe these pictures will help you make the call. It’s pretty darn uncommon to find the exact same kitchen layout in opposite colors, but these two pictures from polygonhomes on flickr are exactly that. So it begs the question, which is your favorite? Personally, I prefer the black. […]

6 Creative Ways to Add A Splash of Color To Your Kitchen


Ask yourself, of all the kitchens you’ve ever graced with your presence, how many stand out in your memory as flat-out amazing? One, five? None!? The truth is that even beautiful, well-designed, and expertly crafted kitchens often aren’t outstanding enough to make them permanently memorable. Let’s put a stop to that right now! Here’s a […]

Delta Touch2O Faucet — Imperfectly Beautiful


Why can’t something just be totally perfect? Must there always be a catch? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself in the days and weeks since I replaced my kitchen faucet with a new Touch2O faucet from Delta Faucet. You see, the faucet is perfect! Totally perfect. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever added […]



When I was eleven years old, I spent my first full-time working week on a construction site. It was a fire job and I still remember that underneath the burned and soaked carpet, was a floor that looked to me like it was pretty nice. It was terrazzo flooring. And it was the first of […]

Banquette Seating


Banquettes are hot! I wrote a post about a year ago called “Banquette, Booth, or Built-In?” and I’ve been noticing these when I see them ever since. And I’m seeing them a good bit. I’ve collected a few more photos to share and discuss all about nice banquette seating. Banquette Bump-Out If I were building […]