Some homeowners are tired of letting everyone see their dirty dishes and are seeking ways to block off the kitchen, at least part of the time.
A steel backsplash and kick plate in this Texas home's kitchen add flair to the 3-year-old abode.
Reports from kitchen-and-bath show indicate that manufacturers may be migrating to a different palette.
Homeowners are seeking more open-concept kitchens and fewer cherry cabinets. Computer areas and polished chrome are also rising in popularity.
Design gurus have been predicting the decline of granite countertops for several years, but the surface remains popular. Will we still love it in 10 years?
As warm weather and vacation season near, ensure that water evaporation isn't breaking the seal under your sinks and tubs.
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence goes all out to design the House Beautiful showcase, but reminds us that you don't need a fancy kitchen to be a good cook.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.