Inspiration Repairs Kitchen Challenges

Fix any kitchen challenge you face using a little design inspiration.


This makeover of a traditional kitchen achieves warmth and some extra space.

This makeover of a traditional kitchen achieves warmth and some extra space.

Hosts Matt Fox and Shari Hiller bring their decorating sense to three very different kitchens: a traditional space in need of more comfort, a large and cluttered contemporary kitchen and one rich with Tuscan flavor but in need of more storage, preparation space and new furniture.

The three styles allow the designers to come up with some interesting ideas and projects so there's something for everyone.

Traditional Kitchen

The owners of this home love to cook and entertain, but space is an issue. It's obvious why visitors want to spend time in here, but little counter space and an uncomfortable booth make it hard for chef and guests alike.

Some seat cushions, a simple valance made from a tablecloth, interesting artwork and a new stainless-steel island pull the room together and really add warmth.

Contemporary Kitchen

This contemporary kitchen has clean-lined cherry cabinets with stainless-steel hardware, and it's the hub of this home. Mail plus clutter from work and school builds up on the counters, which is the opposite of the sleek look this family enjoys.

Layers of softness within the contemporary style such as simple window toppers, an area rug and a seat cushion make the space more inviting. Office supplies used to organize household items tie in with the style and clear the clutter at the same time.

Tuscany Kitchen

The Tuscan style is beautiful in this kitchen, but the family room portion of it needs to be more comfortable and welcoming.

Plush and functional furniture, new lighting, wine storage and large accessories make the area much more interesting.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Special Kitchen Cleaning Challenges

Rout the dirt and bring sparkle to the kitchen with these cleaning tips for ovens, stove tops and sink and counter areas.

Distressed and Antiqued Kitchen Cabinets

Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing then applying antiquing glaze. This quick and easy project will give builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time.

Paint It Black: Inspiration and Tips for Bold Interior Doors

Bold, black paint can turn even the most basic builder-grade closet doors into architectural statements. See how to make a black door work in your own interior space.

Kitchen Cabinet Door Accessories and Components

Dive into the range of available kitchen cabinet door accessories and components, and create a kitchen with style to spare.

Mediterranean Style 101

Not sure exactly what Mediterranean style is? Get all the design details here.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.