I adore breakfast and coffee bars in bedrooms. We have been including them in our designs for years. How wonderful to be able to wake up to your coffee brewing, or to get up in the middle of the night for a quick snack. The increase in popularity is due, in part, to clients traveling. You find breakfast bars in luxury hotel rooms and Air BnBs.  I love having my cup of tea with me to sip on while I am getting ready. CJ Knapp, Yours by Design. 


    These homeowners were looking for a charming updated kitchen that connected to the outdoors, functioned for everyday living and offered island seating for the entire family. Liston Design Build reconfigured the layout increasing the overall footprint by extending cabinetry to the ceiling and incorporating a small bar area between the kitchen and dining room. Soft gray upper cabinets paired with white-and-blue veined quartz countertops provide a beautiful canvas for the space.

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    2020 Kitchens of the Year

    The eight winners of our 2020 Kitchens of the Year contest are all creative, classic and will make you want to go on in and...

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    With longer days and warm nights, families today are taking summertime cooking outdoors. We asked local design professionals if outdoor kitchens are a classic or a craze.


    For our Jan/Feb kitchen issue, we asked local design professionals their thoughts on waterfall edge countertops in the kitchen. Here is what the experts had to say. 

    “The waterfall edge is a very nice transitional -to-contemporary design element but definitely a CRAZE!” Chris Powers, Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath.