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.

Johnny Grey on Kitchens of the Future
The nephew of food guru Elizabeth David, Grey found validation for his design approach in the field of neuroscience.
Project Runaway
Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of...
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 architectural...
Check Back
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 chic steel...
A Meadow With Amenities
The owners of an airy woodland retreat can fit its caretaker in a pocket.