Kitchen + Bath

  1. The “Bang For Your Buck” Winner

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    The kitchen becomes part of a great room in a 1929 cottage on the Severn River — and the project wins an HGTV award.
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    Diane and Dave Johnson loved the expansive water view on three sides of their property on the banks of the Severn River in Anne Arundel County. They loved their [...]

  2. “Treehouse” Grows in Columbia

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    By tearing down interior walls and extending an exterior wall, an architect opens up a kitchen that flows easily into a sunny window-lined space with views to a forest.
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    It was the acquisition of their second home that got Ray Johnson and Jerri Shaw thinking about their first. When Johnson retired, the couple [...]

  3. Consider the PKM

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    Get a whole new look for your kitchen without breaking the bank by embarking on a Partial Kitchen Makeover.

    Maybe that kitchen redo that you’ve been putting off because of the expense can happen sooner than you think — you may just need a PKM.
    A PKM is what is known in the design industry as [...]

  4. Lightening up in Phoenix

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    When Kathi and Mike Shaver decided to renovate their master bathroom, they had one word in mind: “soothing.”
    The Phoenix couple wanted to replace their dark, cramped bathroom with one that felt more spalike and spacious. “Kathi wanted to make the room feel bigger and more light-filled,” explains lead architect Peter [...]

  5. High-Tech Details in Eldersburg

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    Homeowners in Westminster in Carroll County felt their master bathroom was in dire need of renovation.
    They called Joe Smith of Owings Brothers Contracting in Eldersburg, who then worked with designer Katie Heyman and a work staff he assembled.
    “The owner wanted to have an elegant, almost spalike feel,” Smith says, recalling that “she was originally thinking [...]

  6. Contemporary Clean Lines in Owings Mills

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    When homeowners from Owings Mills hired Owings Brothers Contracting to remodel two of their bathrooms, Joe Smith, a partner in the family-owned company, got to work.
    “I’m the one who goes out and meets with the clients,” he says. “We get to a contract, then bring in design help and go from there.”
    With plans in [...]

  7. Do it Yourself, or Call in the Pros?

    by Christianna McCausland | October 22, 2013

    If a kitchen or bath remodel is in your future, can you do it yourself, or should you hire some help? and what kind of help? Experts lend their advice on how to get that project started.
    All those home remodeling shows on television can be inspiring and addicting. They can also be a little dangerous. [...]

  8. Aging Beautifully

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 22, 2013

    NEW IDEAS IN UNIVERSAL DESIGN COMBINE GREAT STYLE WITH ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    In the world of kitchen and bath design, “accessible” is no longer a dirty word. In fact, in recent years it’s become quite desirable.
    Accessible, or universal, design — creating spaces that are usable for all people, [...]

  9. Create a Stylish Spread

    by L'Oreal Thompson | September 27, 2012

    Give your Thanksgiving tabletop a treat with pieces that celebrate the colors and themes of the season.
    1 Pie-lettes
    Serve family and friends their own mini pies. The Emile Henry Artisan Mini Ruffled Pie Dish, just under 6 inches in diameter, is made in France from Burgundian clay and features a pretty ruffled edge. In olive green [...]

  10. Groutless

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | February 9, 2012

    by John Byrd
    SUSAN CASSELL, of Great Falls Design Build, recalls the chain of events from which she concluded that some of the fundamentals of bathroom design were about to change. “We were remodeling a bathroom with a lot of cracked grout that had opened the way to serious leakage,” Cassell remembers.
    “This is a common occurrence, [...]