Kitchen, Bath & More

Sliding Partitions

Add flexibility to open kitchens with sliding partitions.

Unique Kitchen Islands

Some of the many functions that a well designed kitchen island can perform.

Home Building Update

The kitchen is coming together for Sticks + Dirt blogger Laura Fowls, who is building a new home with her husband Mike and other family members.

Hardworking Bathrooms

How to make compact bathrooms work harder and feel larger.

Top Kitchen Island Plans

Five ways to configure your kitchen island -- from recent plan sales.

Touchless Toilet

3 innovatiove new products and designs for the bathroom.

Kitchen Checklist

Ten questions to answer before you select or design the plan of your dream kitchen.

Kitchen Island Tips

A veteran architect shares his strategies for marrying function and style.

Island Dimensions

Standard heights and other dimensions for kitchen islands along with a round-up of different types of islands and their functions.

Sunset Idea Houses

Take-away ideas from Sunset's 2013 Idea Houses at Seabrook, Wasington, designed by architect Peter Brachvogel.

Pantry Ideas

Julie Carlson shows a wide range of compelling approaches to the classic English larder (or pantry).

Home Libraries

Katherine Salant explains the difference between library and home office.

Spa-Style Bath

How to create a master bath that feels like a spa in 150 square feet.

Red IKEA Kitchen

Selected winners from the 2013 Watermark Awards (for innovative kitchens and baths), sponsored by Builder magazine and Custom Home -- reviewed by Custom Home editor-in-chief Amy Albert.

Small Bath Steam Shower

Replacing an old tub with a steam shower and updating vanities rejuvenated this bathroom.

Laundry Rooms

Convenient locations for the laundry/utility room in your new home.

Cool Kitchen Products

More news from the Home Builder/KBIS show, from sliding cabinet doors to new color palettes.

New Kitchen Products

New kitchen products and prototypes launched at the 2014 Home Builder/Kitchen & Bath Show in Las Vegas include "Freedom Induction" cooktops from Thermador and wireless charging counters from Dupont Corian.

HOWIE WINNERS

Announcing the six winners in the 2014 Houseplans.com Design Awards -- the HOWIES.

Open Plan Kitchens

Three different open kitchens show artful ways designers met the challenges that open kitchens pose.

Bathroom Trends

Bathtubs are disappearing, according to a new survey by Houzz, the home remodeling and design website.

Kitchen Cabinet Choices

What you need to know about kitchen cabinets, from dimensions to types.

Kitchen Island Ideas

Kitchen islands can take many forms and are only limited by your imagination and pocketbook.

Mudrooms

The essential features and dimensions of a well designed mudroom.

Beyond Dining Rooms

How to plan your eating space, whether it's formal or more casual and multi-functional, with dimensions for tables, chairs, bar stools.

Butcher-Block Countertop

You can order a butcher-block countertop to size. Then you fasten it down. This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how.

Small Bath Ideas

A Japanese-inspired bath that's full of thoughtful details and small-space design ideas.

Countertop Choices

A round-up of eight countertop materials, with cost information and tips for using each.

Bath Sink Primer

What to look for in bathroom sinks: shapes, materials, colors, fixtures.

Planning Kitchen Layout

Five tools to help you plan your kitchen layout.

Floating Vanity

Nancy R. Miller ex[plains in detail how she built this handsome floating vanity.

Kitchen Waste Station

Garbage, recycling, and compost bins are located in roll-out drawers accessible from the back hall.