Roger Hazard · Lofts in cities like New York and Chicago bring comforts to industrial spaces. Cavernous spaces, huge windows, and great surfaces like old wood floors, brick walls, and exposed-beam ceilings create an environment perfect for fun, funky colors and interesting layouts. Here?s a concept for a wild kitchen tucked into a small space.
Roger Hazard · My take on a 1920's French Country kitchen kicks off with lower cabinetry in delicious German Chocolate, and upper cabinetry in a buttery off-white.
Roger Hazard · This inspiration pinboard combines farm and industrial accents with modern colors and patterns to create a timeless yet fresh look.
Roger Hazard · In a world filled with beige and taupe, sand and putty, I'm always excited to see a homeowner embrace bold color and take their kitchen in a different direction. This kitchen is undeniably bold, and it's fun to see a monochromatic ? though not unsophisticated ? color palette taken to an extreme. Is this right for every home? No way. Do I think the home owners love having a one-of-a-kind kitchen? You bet.
Roger Hazard · This kitchen has been designed to take advantage of a huge volume of space, feature distinctive details, and deliver a sense of old world luxury.
Roger Hazard · I tackled this tiny Austin kitchen in the premier episode of my TV show, "Sell This House: Extreme." In just a few days, my team and I completely renovated the kitchen ? as well as the living room, dining area, both bedrooms, and the front yard. While all of the changes we made were important to increasing the value of the home, the kitchen transformation packed the biggest punch, helping boost the asking price by $100,000.
Roger Hazard · Amy and Chris Hajdu purchased this West Austin home just over a year ago. The house, built in the early 1960s, had been well cared for but had received minimal updates over the decades. The Hajdus purchased the house from the original owner with the goal of respecting the existing architecture, while modernizing the systems and styling.
Roger Hazard · We're in the midst of some significant changes in the interior design landscape. Trends that have dominated home style for the past decade or longer are beginning to fade, to be replaced by new looks paired with beloved classics. Here's where we feel home design is headed in 2014.
Roger Hazard · See exclusive photos of the pilot of 'Sell This House: Extreme.'
Roger Hazard · Each time I meet with a client or speak at a home and garden show, I'm faced with a barrage of questions about renovating kitchens. Homeowners even those who have undertaken major projects in other parts of the house have a tendency to seize up when it comes time to remodel this room. It's easy to understand why: The kitchen is frequently the largest and indisputably the most important room in a home, the epicenter of a family's day-to-day life.
Roger Hazard · Successful kitchen designs stay in harmony with the rest of the house. What's the first step when planning a stylish, functional, enjoyable kitchen? Most people would start by creating a wish list, compiling clippings of design ideas, or perhaps establishing a budget. While these are all great ways to get your kitchen remodel rolling, I believe it's important to back up and look at the big picture. Let me explain.
Roger Hazard · After carefully considering how the layout, style, and purpose of your kitchen fits with the rest of the house, it's time to define your kitchen renovation project by assisting your unique priorities, identifying the spaces that will be impacted by the renovation, seeking opportunities to optimize your budget, and applying the information you gleaned from Step One.
Roger Hazard · Step three of the design process focuses on identifying a kitchen style. Whether you're working with an interior designer or taking on the project yourself, you will need to spend some time researching your options in order to choose the look that works best for your home.
Roger Hazard · Step four of the design process focuses on selecting a professional kitchen designer. Hiring a kitchen designer in most cases will be money well spent. Beyond just assisting you through the myriad of decisions related to your remodel, a designer can introduce fashion-forward colors and finishes that will keep your kitchen looking fresh and up-to-date for years to come.
Roger Hazard · Step five of the design process addresses working within your budget and making informed decisions. After you've spent some time working out the scope of your renovation and begun consulting with a designer to get a better feel for the overall cost, it's time to lock down your budget and put together a plan that gives you the kitchen you need without breaking the bank.
Roger Hazard · Step six of the design process addresses working well with your general contractor. A good working relationship with your kitchen renovation contractor can be the factor that determines the success of your project. Here are seven key tips for creating and maintaining a harmonious partnership.
Roger Hazard · Step seven of the design process addresses some of the challenges you may face during your renovation. While most problems can be avoided through careful planning, all kitchen renovations are bound to uncover a surprise or two. Here are a few of the most common challenges faced in kitchen renovations, and some suggestions on how to minimize them through careful planning and fact-finding.
Roger Hazard · Many of us use our kitchen as the home for our cleaning supplies. Keeping everything in one location can make it easier to quickly locate that bottle of glass cleaner when you need it, but it can also mean a lot of running back to the kitchen for one bottle at a time.
Roger Hazard · Do you have tough-to-reach shelves and cabinets in your kitchen? Are you sick of climbing on dining chairs or digging your step stool out of a closet every time you need to grab a pot or pan?
Roger Hazard · Blind corner cabinets - tucked in the corner of two converging walls - contain a tremendous amount of storage space. Unfortunately, getting access to that space is a challenge.
Roger Hazard · Pull-out trash bins help maximize the functionality of your kitchen by addressing a number of common kitchen challenges.
Roger Hazard · The kitchen is the point of entry for most homes. For those of us without mudrooms, this means the kitchen becomes the default dumping ground for jackets, shoes, hats, book bags, and purses. If you don't have space to create a mudroom or closet, a custom organization station can be a highly functional, unobtrusive alternative.
Roger Hazard · A U-shaped kitchen configuration encourages high-efficiency cooking. The range, sink, and refrigerator are all just a pivot away, creating an obvious "work triangle" with a minimum of obstacles.