101 Kitchen Design

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No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to reenact Iron Chef or simply to zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful predictions in this month's kitchen design primer.

Vintage kitchen illustration
A 1950s illustrated advertisement for the Morphy Richards Astral refrigerator. Image courtesy of Jane McDevitt.
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An Introduction to Kitchen Design

The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.
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Open Kitchen

A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and enjoy the view—–even with his back turned.
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Model Worthy

The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.
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Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System

With its updated version of the old walk-in hearth, Bulthaup deconstructs the kitchen into a freestanding system fit for a modern ascetic.
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Christine Rosen on Kitchens of the Future

“Looking at the data, we will continue to eat more convenience foods and to gather less as a family, just as our kitchens become ever more ‘gourmet’ and ‘professional.’
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Antonio Citterio on Kitchens of the Future

“As the kitchen assumes its place as the most important part of the home, we are thankfully moving away from the idea of designing the kitchen as if it were a clinic or a sterile environment.
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Scott Hudson on Kitchens of the Future

About eight years ago, Scott Hudson founded his Seattle-based company Henrybuilt (named for his grandfather) to try to fill the void between sophisticated high-end European kitchen systems and what…

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