better kitchen lighting design

Better Kitchen Lighting Design: The Ultimate Guide

The most common mistake when lighting a kitchen is assuming that one central fixture will be enough. Modern design trends demand plenty of natural light—oversize picture windows, sliding glass walls,...

Mia Collection Aran Cucine Modern Kitchen Cabinets

7 Kitchens Designed with the Mia Collection

You'll love the design—and the price—of these one-of-a-kind kitchens. The Mia collection by Aran Cucine is billed as a practically indestructible kitchen at an affordable price, ideal for young households....

San Francisco Bay Area Contractor Peter Pomianek Kitchen Design

A Kitchen & Bath Contractor on Designing His Own Kitchen

Peter Pomianek says when you’re working for yourself, the possibilities are limitless. San Francisco Bay Area kitchen and bath contractor Peter Pomianek said his clients’ tastes typically lean toward transitional...

Casabath Bathroom Collection 9 Reasons Love

9 Reasons to Love the Casabath Bathroom Collection

A million beautiful bathrooms can’t be wrong. It goes without saying that Casabath produces top-of-the-line bathroom vanities, but if purchase popularity is any indication, there are quite a few ways...

CARB 2 compliance formaldehyde emissions composite wood

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. If you’re building a home, in the middle of...

Skema Living Easy + laminate in Sunny Oak

9 Homes More Beautiful with Modern Italian Flooring

From Poland to Palo Alto, these homes, apartments, and townhouses are built to impress—from the engineered hardwood floor up. One of the most exciting things about home design is the...

Makio Hasuike Minimalist Kitchen Design

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. At the intersection of Japanese simplicity and Italian modernist design is Sipario, a new...

Fenix NTM nanotech kitchen countertop cabinets

Fenix NTM: A Space-Age Material for Healthy, Sustainable Living

This granite alternative uses nanotechnology to make better, more sustainable kitchen countertops and cabinets. At Salone del Mobile, we found it used for tables, chairs, and even showers and sinks....

salone del mobile

Tour Salone del Mobile with European Cabinets

We made our bi-annual trip to Salon del Mobile last month to see what's new in interior design. https://youtu.be/BhyLC_V3_mA Most of our vendors were represented in at Milan Design Week:...

oikos nova modern glass front door

The Most Beautiful Modern Glass Front Door You’ve Ever Seen

And it’s bulletproof, too. Oikos Venezia, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom-made high-performance safety doors, has unveiled a new line of modern glass front doors. Nova is an innovative new...