A New Counter Culture: Ideas for Kitchen and Bath Renovations

A New Counter Culture: Ideas for Kitchen and Bath Renovations

Cooking (Without) Gas: The Climate Case for Going Electric
Collective Effort: Two Families, One House, and a Great Work Space


Editor’s Letter: Introducing Our Annual Kitchen and Bath Issue
Editor’s Letter: Introducing Our Annual Kitchen and Bath Issue
We offer renovation inspiration, expert recommendations, the climate case for giving up your gas stove, and more.
By William Hanley - 2 years ago
A Mexico City Artist’s Home and Studio Frames Open Spaces With Sculptural Forms
Designed by architects Luis Beltran del Río and Andrew Sosa of local firm Vrtical, the live/work residence uses simple materials to define volumes and courtyards.
Spring Cleaning: The Latest Ideas and Advice for Maximum Impact When Redoing Your Kitchen or Bath
As our audience regularly reminds us, the kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently renovated rooms in the house.
Designer Ed Warner Is Creating Stylish Bathrooms for People With Disabilities
The leader of London studio Fine & Able shares how he imagines spaces for diverse body types—and anyone wanting a lifelong home free of “design crimes.”
Opinion: Will Our Future Be All-Electric?
Cities across the country are banning natural gas in new homes.
Recipes for Success: Three Families Tell Us How They Created a Perfect Kitchen
Check out these varying approaches—from a London kitchen’s pitched-timber ceiling to an all-in-one island tucked neatly into a Chilean A-frame.
A House Sheathed in Metal and Oriented for Energy Efficiency Is a Brooklyn Family’s Upstate Haven
Architect Alessandro Ronfini of Demo Architects designs an award-winning passive house using a prefab-panel structure cloaked in dark Galvalume.
Designer and Artist Tom Deacon Goes Back to the Drawing Board to Re-Renovate His Home and Studio
You’ve probably sat in one of his office chairs, but his revamped Toronto residence is more about art than ergonomics.
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A nod to the past, the contemporary country escape by Mapa Architects is surprisingly close to São Paulo’s hustle and bustle.
A 19th-Century Farmhouse in Eastern Germany Gets New Tricks With an Ecologically Minded Update
Located in an outlying village three hours north of Berlin, the remote property—which until recently lacked potable water—was transformed by architects Sierra Boaz Cobb and...
A Former Dentist’s Office Becomes an Intriguingly Layered Home on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula
As two ex–New Yorkers reimagine their lives in Mérida, they band together with a local team to create an unexpected residence.
Budget Breakdown: Four Minnesota Housemates Turn Their Dingy Garage Into a Workspace for $26K
The friends scoured Facebook Marketplace and local salvage centers—locating such treasures as decades-old Douglas fir flooring from a decommissioned munitions plant—to remake the...
An Atypical Paint Job and a Dedicated Dog Cabin Complete This Clever $3K Camper-Van Conversion
Texas-based artist and designer Rachel Farrington was inspired by the rocky ground, prairie grass, sandstone, and bright open skies of the Southwestern U.S.—where she and her...
A Prized Serving Utensil Gives Chef Ana Ortiz an Edge in the Kitchen
The founder of Brooklyn catering company Day Into Night tells us why she’s always reaching for her grandmother’s serving spoon.