10 home design trends to ditch in 2015
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Until recently, lots of interior designers thought it would be useful for homeowners to build a desk space directly into the counter top. People used the space, which was usually about six inches shorter than the average kitchen counter, for storing cookbooks, making telephone calls and paying the bills.

John Petrie, a Pennsylvania-based master kitchen and bath designer, owner of Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry and the 2014 president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, advises clients to skip the desk — mostly because those needs no longer exist.

“In many cases today, homeowners don’t have a land line,” he said. “My wife was one person who got the Southern Living cookbook over and over, year after year; but we don’t do that anymore. It’s all on her iPad.”

Replace it with: Counter space you will actually use, and more kitchen storage underneath.

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