KITCHEN DESIGN GUIDE

This handy resource will help you get you started designing your dream kitchen and keep all the details organized to make the process as painless as possible.

NEW! OFFICE FURNITURE

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IKON BY BMT BAGNI

A modern bathroom collection made up of simple geometric shapes and featuring integrated washbasins to create a lasting impression.

SIPARIO BY ARAN CUCINE

An innovative and minimalist kitchen created in collaboration with renowned Japanese designer Makio Hasuike.

MODERN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DOORS

SYNUA BY OIKOS

An oversized security door on a unique vertical pivoting system for wider opening. Closed, the door sits flush with the wall.

CUSTOM CLOSETS

WALK-IN CLOSETS

Pianca offers custom-designed, walk-in closet solutions that combine functionality and beauty available in a variety of colors, textures, and materials.

CUSTOM STAIRCASES

HELIKA LUX BY CAST

Curved staircases custom-designed with wood, glass, stainless steel, or powder-coated iron steps and railings.

FLOORING

OXIMORO BY SKEMA

Natural, beautiful, sustainable engineered European oak flooring available in a variety of finishes, and thicknesses.

TREVI BY ARAN CUCINE

A classic Mediterranean kitchen drawing inspiration and elegance from the warm fragrances of the region.

Category Archives:Kitchens

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5 Things to do in the Kitchen During the Quarantine

We know that being stuck at home is not most people’s cup of tea, so here are a few things you can do to pass the time.

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Stress-Free Home Remodeling Begins with Trust

The scope of this project expanded from the kitchen and bathrooms to include flooring, doors, and fireplaces. And the client couldn’t be happier with the process and the result.

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A Kitchen for Those Who Love to Entertain

The kitchen isn’t just the heart of this home remodel; it’s the feature that creates the overall impression of the house.

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Better Kitchen Lighting Design: The Ultimate Guide

The most common mistake when lighting a kitchen is assuming that one central fixture will be enough.

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Whole Home Design, from Floorplan to Hardscape

Susan Bowen and Revital Kaufman-Meron focus their Cupertino design practice on integrating architecture, interior details, and outdoor living space.

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7 Kitchens Designed with the Mia Collection

You’ll love the design—and the price—of these one-of-a-kind kitchens.

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A Kitchen & Bath Contractor on Designing His Own Kitchen

Peter Pomianek says when you’re working for yourself, the possibilities are limitless.

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What Consumers Need to Know about CARB 2 Compliance

Deciphering the rules for formaldehyde regulation and labeling, and how to know if the product you want to purchase is compliant.

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Love Minimalist Design? This Is the Kitchen Designer for You

Renowned industrial designer Makio Hasuike is behind Sipario, a new modern kitchen collection from Aran Cucine.

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It Takes Courage to Design a Magnificent Kitchen

Technically a renovation, the structure of this Monte Sereno home was taken down to the footprint, with significant modifications including a large, open kitchen, new bathrooms, and an in-law unit.

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The Best Professional-Grade Wall Ovens for the Home Cook

Cook heart-healthy meals in a flash for your family with these sleek, top-of-the-line wall ovens.

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5 Types of Kitchen Sinks – And How to Choose

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the sink is the heart of the kitchen.

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Interior Designer Toni DeWaal on Combining Ultra-Modern & Earthy Accents

The clients wanted to remodel their modest galley kitchen with ultra-modern Italian cabinets and work in some of their Asian accents.

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5 Exquisite Kitchens Designed with the Volare Collection

You’ll love these five very different modern kitchens (and one bathroom) designed with cabinets from the Aran Cucine Volare collection.

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An Interior Designer On Remodeling Her Own Kitchen

Lucile Glessner says remodeling her own Eichler kitchen has given her a better understanding of the emotional aspect of home design.

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Everything You Need to Know About Under Cabinet Lighting

5 reasons you want to have under cabinet lighting, plus how to navigate the myriad of options available.

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Planning Your Kitchen: Designing a Better Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. Here’s how to determine the ideal island size and shape for your kitchen.

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Planning Your Kitchen: Making Design Choices in the Right Order

A step-by-step guide to the kitchen design process that will save you time, money, and a huge headache.

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Restored Midcentury Modern Home Wins Design Excellence Award

Two kitchens featuring cabinets from European Cabinets & Design Studios were recognized in the ASID CA Peninsula Chapter’s Design Excellence Award competition.

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10 Best Kitchen Appliances to Get Now

Whether you’re planning a new kitchen or just looking for a few details to update your current kitchen, these appliances will make your kitchen as smart as you are.

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Germ-Free

The kitchen is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Follow these simple steps to keep your kitchen cleaner.

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8 Gorgeous Living Room Feature Wall Ideas

Top designers and savvy homeowners are taking the feature wall in a whole new direction.

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Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets Compliment Home Design

The contemporary open kitchen in this new $11 million home in Palo Alto was designed to complement the living space, not be the focal point of it.

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Modern Design Brings Sex Appeal to East Bay Real Estate

This Beverly Hills-style home in the hills of Lafayette, CA, designed by award-winning architect Steven Kubitschek features panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and an expansive Italian kitchen.

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A Modern Kitchen in a Rustic Colorado Mountain Town

One regular customer calls her new Telluride condo “Palo Alto 2.0.”

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How to Design an Open Kitchen

The benefits of the open kitchen and living room are clear, but there are some drawbacks, too. Here’s how to design your kitchen right.

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Announcing Bay StoneWorks Custom Countertop Fabrication

After years of out-sourcing our countertop fabrication, European Cabinets & Design Studios has acquired the stone fabrication business that has been our long-time source for custom countertops.

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Designer Lucile Glessner on the Return of Midcentury Modern

The Eichler—the Bay Area’s iconic Midcentury Modern home—offers a modern, natural aesthetic that appeals to many homebuyers.

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When Is the Best Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

There’s a lot more to consider when planning a kitchen remodeling project than the weather outside.

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Our 3 Favorite New Wine Refrigerators

Because there’s absolutely no reason why your kitchen shouldn’t have a great wine refrigerator.

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3 Ways to Make a Traditional Kitchen Modern

The best kitchens combine form with function. Here’s how to create a beautiful, traditional kitchen, with all the modern features.

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Architect Tali Hardonag Says, Let There Be Light

Palo Alto-based architect Tali Hardonag needed an open, modern kitchen for a down-to-the-foundation remodeling project that takes advantage of the natural California sunlight.

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