Contributing editor Deborah Bishop approached "Kitchen Design 101" with keen interest, as she is currently plotting her own kitchen renovation. "Having read and been told that this is the most important room in the house- and seeing such an array of aesthetic approaches- I am now effectively paralyzed," confesses Bishop, even though her culinary triumphs tend, at best, toward toast and French-press coffee.

A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same…
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After a stealth makeover, a California Craftsman gains light, space, and a partial facelift.
Pittsburgh Steeler
With a nod to the Burgh’s industrial heritage, and an eye toward the new, Jeff Walz replaced an aging farmhouse with a…
A Meadow With Amenities
The owners of an airy woodland retreat can fit its caretaker in a pocket.
This Endless Playscape Is Complete with a Bamboo Forest and Trampoline
A pleasure garden in northern California is rich in whimsical surprises.
A Couple Cuts Their Commute and Designs All Day
When your house includes an industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop, what more do you need?