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What happens when you don’t gravitate toward one clear-cut decor style, but instead you love traditional as much as you swoon over contemporary?

You love to browse Pinterest for the top kitchen design trends (and ogle over the gorgeous kitchen examples), and you love being inspired by endless kitchen style ideas...but when it comes to your own home, you’re conflicted. While you admire the unique qualities of those eye-catching kitchens, you want something that will never go out of style.

We have the perfect solution: hone in on the classic elements from the style (or styles!) that you love to keep your kitchen on-trend yet timeless.

Here’s how you can incorporate ideas from top kitchen design styles and still create a kitchen look with longevity:

A kitchen remodel consultation is when your kitchen dreams start to become a reality. However, if you want to ensure that reality matches your vision, you need a plan.

That’s right -- before your kitchen designer can come up with a plan for you, you need to come up with a plan for him or her. You need an idea of what you like, what you don’t like, what you need and what you want. This pre-consultation homework is a lot of fun, and will put you one step closer to your dream kitchen.

Here are the things to think about before your kitchen design consultation:


top kitchen design trends for 2022

2018 has arrived, and with it a whole new set of kitchen design trends that we love (plus some from 2017 that are stronger than ever).

Here are our predictions for kitchen trends that will be huge in 2018:

Whether you typically make resolutions or not, the new year brings with it a sense of hope, a renewed energy, and that unique, clean-slate feeling.

That’s why we think it’s the perfect time to give your kitchen a fresh start, too.

That doesn’t necessarily mean a remodel or renovation. There are small things you can do and little habits you can start to make your kitchen the sparkling, happy, organized heart of your home.

Here are the kitchen resolutions that you’ll thank us for throughout the year:

holiday party food

We’re headed into the busiest time of the year: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Solstice, and New Year’s Eve are all fast approaching. Whether you celebrate them all or just one, you’ll appreciate our prep and planning tips that make playing host more relaxed and enjoyable.

Are you hosting this Thanksgiving?

Regardless of how many times you’ve welcomed friends and family into your home on Thanksgiving day, it’s a big event that requires significant prep and planning. But it is possible to minimize the stress by maximizing your planning and your kitchen space.  

Here are our favorite tips for kitchen efficiency on turkey day:

before and after of restored beach house in Madison, CT

About the Design

This 1920’s beach cottage was definitely not an easy kitchen to design, but owner/designer Gail Bolling was up for the challenge.

Does your kitchen work for you?

If the answer isn’t a resounding “Yes!” then it’s clear that something needs to change. But what? Do you need to rip it all out and start over, or could some small updates have a big impact on how much you love your kitchen? Here’s how to know.


kitchen appliance essentials

Choosing the tools and equipment that go into your kitchen doesn’t have to involve a lot of guesswork and finger crossing -- if you have some expert insight.

We’ve designed a LOT of kitchens since The Kitchen Company opened back in 1953. Along the way, we’ve learned so much about what works best, what has staying power, and what really makes an impact.

To help you with your kitchen design process, we’ve put together tried-and-true insight into our favorite blenders, toasters, ovens and more.