If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen you’ve probably looked at magazines and books, visited home shows, visited showrooms, talked to friends and searched the Internet.
The Internet is a great place to do research and gather ideas. There are lots of sites to help with kitchen design ideas and information to plan your kitchen remodeling project. Here are some of our favorite sites:
- A Kitchen Fantastic - A blog about kitchens and cooking.
- AARP's Kitchen Checklist - AARP's tips for kitchen safety and functional design.
- BH&G's Our Favorite Dream Kitchens - Photos and descriptions of 40 inspirational kitchens from Better Homes and Gardens.
- HGTV Kitchens - Current design and style ideas.
- House Beautiful Magazine's Kitchen of the Year - Slideshows, videos and tips.
- KitchenBathIdeas.com - Everything you need to know about kitchens and more.
- Kitchens.com - Design and layout tips.
- NKBA's Kitchen and Bath Workbook - A great planning guide from the National Kitchen and Bath Association to help you work with a kitchen designer.
- NKBA's Kitchen Inspiration Gallery - Great photos!
- REMODELING Magazine - Cost versus value information.
- Traditional Home Magazine's Kitchen Decorating and Design - Trends, designs and new products.
- Remodeling Your Kitchen: An A-to-Z Wish List Guide
- 7 Tips for Determining a Kitchen Remodeling Project Budget
- 6 Things to Do Before Meeting with a Kitchen Designer
- 13 Steps to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel
- A Kitchen Remodel Survival Guide
Another good local resource for ideas and information is the 2010 Central New York Parade of Homes. Sponsored by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central New York, this year’s event will be held from September 11 through September 26 at The Villas in Mallards Landing, Manlius, NY. Eight new homes will be on display showcasing some of the latest products and most current trends in home design.
What are your favorite kitchen sites?