Numerous of us have put in a ton of time in our kitchens because March of 2020. That time may possibly have triggered a couple of of us to seem at all those areas for cooking and collecting with new eyes … and has probably prompted much more than a handful of of us to feel about strategies to make our kitchens much more welcoming, practical, and lovely.

I’m undoubtedly not immune, even while I wholly renovated my possess home’s kitchen area just a few yrs ago. So when I experienced the likelihood to be part of the U.S. delegation to an intercontinental ceramic tile demonstrate in Bologna, Italy — a 600 exhibitor and 62,000 customer function named CERSAIE — in Oct, effectively, that was an straightforward of course (particularly because I was presently heading to be on that aspect of the pond in any case!). Even though I like all matters kitchen area in typical, my ulterior motive was to find inspiration for the kitchen area of a Victorian residence I’m remodeling in Beechmont and the kitchenettes of some flats I’m reworking to long-continue to be hospitality offerings (Yes, when I’m not creating, I’m working renovations and lodging!).