Over the years, kitchens and baths have evolved into focal reflections of style, character, and charm. For culinary enthusiasts and families alike, thoughtful kitchen design is more than just a nice touch, it’s an essential gathering place. And when it comes to baths, every square-inch, detail, and finish culminates and counts.

The following 14 design and product stories centering on kitchens and baths made a splash this year, from readers looking for tips, plans, technology, or just a little inspiration. From bright and airy open layouts to compact, versatile spaces, we’ve rounded up the best kitchen and bath stories from the last year as voted by you, our site's users.

Here are BUILDER's buzziest K&B stories from the past year: 

Top Kitchen Stories

10 Floor Plans With Great Kitchens

Natural Instincts: Flooring Trends For 2014

Fourplans: The Best New Kitchens

Crook Cup Bow Twist Kitchen, Nicasio, Calif.

Magnetic Appeal: Induction Technology Draws Closer

Any Way You Want It: New Products Highlight Customization

Goodbye, Breakfast Nook: A More Flexible Open Plan Kitchen

Top Bath Stories

Baths Abounding: Four Plans that Feature Modest Square-Footage and Bathrooms Aplenty

Fourplans: Small House, Nice Master Bath

Fourplans: Dual Master Baths 

Top Trends In Kitchens And Baths

A Spa Bath That’s Production Ready

Sterling Offers A Caulk-Free Shower Installation 

Luxe Linear Shower Drains