Month: October 2019

Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Paul Kahan Shows His Urban Sanctuary

Chicago chef Paul Kahan is new out of a recent kitchen remodel; the paint was drying on the walls while I took photos. He codesigned his kitchen with Mary Klonowski, his wife, and contractor Nate Loevy. Using Seattle company Henrybuilt’s design solutions, they took down a wall and relocated the plumbing stack from above, expanding […]

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A Radical Reconstruction Raises an Austin Home

It’s a simple fact of life: Growing families need growing spaces. Architect J.C. Schmeil knows this firsthand. A decade ago he added 700 square feet to his 1935 bungalow in Austin, Texas, when his second son was born. After his two boys lately begun edging toward the adolescent mark, he decided it was time to […]

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10 Stylish Possibilities for Shower Enclosures

A shower is one of the first things you notice when you step into a toilet, so ensure that your enclosure not only matches your personality but also accentuates your toilet. We’ve all seen or lived at a home with the ever-so-famous enclosure framed in polished brass, but there are plenty of other choices with […]

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How to Go Bold With Summer Garden Color

If you take a stroll around your neighborhood on a summer day, you will find that some gardens stick out from the remainder. Some anglers get your focus by using bold colors that stand out from the harsh sunlight, while others take advantage of large-leaved tropical plants that stand out even from the comfort of […]

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