Part of the 10,000-sq.-ft. the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2007 Design Idea Center (DIC), Better Homes and Gardens’ A Gardener’s Kitchen vignette brought the outdoors inside via a kitchen designed to act as an oasis in the midst of one’s hectic life. Created for those who think of their garden as the ultimate get-away, this kitchen opened onto a back deck with a container garden and potting table nook. Playing on the trend of multi-functional living, this kitchen’s spaces were designed to be used for cooking, dining, gathering or just unwinding. For example, opposite the range was a dual-function laundry center whose long counter was also perfect for setting up a buffet for relaxing get-togethers.
It was one of five distinct, calming and soothing kitchen and bath vignettes by five of Meredith Corp.’s consumer magazines: Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home and Midwest Living. Each space evoked the feeling of getting away without leaving home by reflecting a specific theme based on the individual magazine’s core readership. For the second consecutive year, the “Everyday Getaways” DIC marked the collaboration between Meredith Corp. and the NKBA at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Las Vegas.
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