Not so long ago, few of us worried about formaldehyde in our furniture or off-gassing sheet rock or the harmful effects of those toxins on our health. Back then, creating a healthy home was a relatively simple affair. We installed good water filters and air...

Design trends come and go, but a kitchen is forever. Or is it? The reality, according to Joanne Kellar Bouknight, author of the Kitchen Idea Book (The Taunton Press) is that the average kitchen “sees some kind of makeover every fifteen years.” Nevertheless, a well-designed...