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Behind the Kitchen Door: An Interactive Tour

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Planning a kitchen remodel or just daydreaming? Get inspiration from our slideshow of great kitchens. From each slide, click on "Tour the Kitchen" for an interactive graphic or narrated audio tour that shows all the cool details, from appliances to lighting to design elements, that make each kitchen perfectly suited to its owners.


The Wine-Lover's Kitchen

Chef and cookbook author Maria Helm Sinskey seamelessly blends the old (vintage baking-table island) with the new (shiny Viking stove) in her Napa kitchen. In this narrated tour she shows her favorite details.

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Going to Great Heights

This light and airy kitchen in a Philadelphia 1890s Georgian revival home is loaded with details that put convenience at the cook's fingertips.

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Storage City

This kitchen mixes period charm with kid-friendly features and storage space galore: A built-in hutch, over-the-fridge nooks, below-the-banquette cabinets.

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Baker's Paradise

People who live to bake have different needs than the average cook: their activities center on a few key appliances (stand mixer, wall ovens) and ingredients. The ideal baker's kitchen puts them all easy reach.

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Outside In

Grilling guru Bruce Aidells has created a craftsman-style kitchen that flows seamlessly from indoors to out, complete with a wood-burning pizza oven. He shares his favorite details in this narrated tour.

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Kitchen for Couples

A kitchen built for two should have two distinct work zones, ideally with enough space between them that you're not bumping into each other.

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Hibachi at Home

Got a distinctive cooking style? Incorporate it into your kitchen design. This kitchen was built for a Seattle couple that loves Asian food, particularly stir-fries, so an integrated cooktop griddle in the island makes it easy.

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Open Air, Indoors

This Japanese-influenced kitchen on San Juan Island makes the most of its hillside views and mild climate for entertaining indoors or out--or even some combination thereof. The southwest corner of the house folds away, opening the kitchen to a sheltered outdoor terrace.

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