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Bringing back trends: Brass in the kitchen

Prompted by the brass we saw at the National Kitchen & Bath Association (KBIS) trade show, we had to see if everyone was on board with brass accents coming back into style. Our Houzz poll proved that some of you are down with brass being “on trend” again, while others are begging for any other metal. 50% love that brass is back […]

Clash of the chefs: is the kitchen the new man cave?

  We broached the subject of the man cave in a poll on Houzz, and combined with the recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the kitchen seems to be creeping up as the new retreat for men. Houzz commenters were not shy in expressing their opinions and the results were quite interesting: 40 % said YES, the kitchen is the […]

Large traditional white kitchen with creative display options, integrated refrigerator, butler's pantry, in Wayne, IL, by PB Kitchen Design.

Are paneled appliances replacing the stainless trend?

This week on the Past Basket Design/Houzz poll, we wanted to get a feel for consumer preference on the decorative face of their refrigerators. Specifically in regards to the paneled – matched to the cabinet doors vs. stainless variety. Houzz commenters were almost 50/50 in their preferred style, and we were excited to see in addition to user comments, readers shared actual pictures of their […]

Are formal dining rooms a thing of the past?

Past Basket has been on Houzz for the past few years and we have to say, it’s the place to go to get inspiration for future projects. Whether you are looking for a kitchen torn down to the studs or a new spa-like oasis in your bathroom, Houzz is exploding with ideas. One aspect of Houzz that we particularly love […]