10 smart kitchen and bath updates
Paint an accent wall — try a bold, bright color!
Design by Amanda Kyser
Create a station for what you love — baking, crafts, you name it!
Bing: Kitchen workspaces
Design by Dionne Trifiro
With a banquette at the table, you'll dine in comfort. Walker in Benton-Cloud, mgbwhome.com.
A comfortable chair is a great piece to have in the bath. Try upholstering one in terry cloth or even putting a ceramic garden stool right in the shower.
Design by Barry Dixon
Kitchen island alternative
A pretty table and chairs makes a great alternative to an island, while a single large-scale lantern or chandelier hanging above it will punctuate the room.
Design by Bates Corkern Studio
TV in the bathroom
If you love a good long soak in the tub, hang a wall-mounted flat-screen.
Design by Laura Kirar
Indoor-outdoor rugs are super-easy to clean whether they're in the front of the sink, under a table, or if you have young children or pets. Trimaran Stripe, $38-$514. dashandalbert.com.
Hang your pots and pans for easy access and to free up cabinet space.
Design by Jeffrey Bilhuber
Corral perfume bottles, jewelry — even flowers — on a small tray for a pretty, clutter-free countertop.
Design by Carrie Hayden
Place kitchen supplies — like cookbooks, bottles, and canisters — on an open shelf so they're within easy reach. Reclaimed Wood Shelf with Modern Brackets. $78-$118. westelm.com.