EASY KITCHEN DECLUTTER Whether you're cooking in your dream kitchen or trying to make do in a tiny one, there's a chance things get a little unorganized at times. These quick organization tricks will help you make the most out of your space so you'll spend less time gadget hunting and more time perfecting your favorite meals.
5 Essential (and Renter-Friendly) Storage Products for Small Kitchens
If you cook in a small kitchen, you know that keeping things organized and accessible is absolutely essential. If you’ve conquered the small kitchen conundrums, we applaud you! But we know many of you still struggle with finding cheap, easy-to-implement ways to maximize your space constraints and reduce your stress levels. Well, these five products are the place to start – and they’re completely DIY and renter-friendly!1. IKEA’s Grundtal Series, particularly the rail ($9.
Easy DIY Tricks For ‘Challenges’ Around the House
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DIY Knife Garden – A Universal Knife Holder
Have you seen those bamboo universal knife holders, where you just plop in a knife? It’s a pretty cool idea. I’ve seen a lot of projects on Pinterest that try to replicate them, but th…
Build a Kitchen Island Out of Plumbing Supplies & IKEA Butcher Block
Home improvement magazines like This Old House have been my airplane reading of choice ever since our huge home gut renovation last summer (see how my kitchen turned out here). So on a flight to New York yesterday I opened up my latest issue of TOH, with pleasure, but almost dropped it in my club soda when I saw this truly gorgeous kitchen island project. This kitchen island is just beautiful, in that industrial-esque way that is so popular right now.
Kitchen Organization Ideas
Does your Kitchen need some special attention? Mine could use some more organization and I found some great and inspirational Kitchen Organization Tips that are inspiring me to work on a few areas that need some organization.
A Perrier Bottle Makes a Really Excellent (and Cheap!) Oil Cruet
What do you use to store your oil and vinegar? One reader sent us this really pretty setup he created for almost nothing out of Perrier bottles, which turn out to be rather good-looking, once you peel off the labels. Here’s his rationale… Wit & Vinegar Oil cruets are usually expensive and ugly so I decided to repurpose an old Perrier bottle to hold my olive oil a little more stylishly. I used a dispenser I already had, so it was all pretty much free.
5 Ways To Hang a Magnetic Knife Rack
When I was first settling into my kitchen, I quickly realized that drawer space was at such a premium that I would not have room for an in-drawer knife block (my number one choice for knife storage). Ditto goes for the countertop. So I purchased a magnetic knife rack. But when it came time to hang it up, I faced, well, a bit of a hangup: Should it be vertical? Horizontal? Tucked into the backsplash between the countertop and upper cabinets or located on a more open wall? And at what height?
Get the Look: Dramatic Black Tile Kitchen
When you first glance at this kitchen, you think the walls are painted black. But what you’re actually seeing is black tile — floor to ceiling tile, to be exact! Love the look? Want to emulate some of it in your own kitchen? Here are sources to help you get the look. (Fill in the blanks in the comments!
Shell’s ‘Nordic Chic’ Studio Kitchen
Shell’s newly renovated studio in Greenwich Village, New York feels much more spacious than it actually is! The 520-square-foot apartment is smartly laid out and full of hidden storage solutions, including a hidden pantry in the open kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are IKEA (a budget choice), but the countertops are 2.5″ thick monolithic white Corian countertops — a worthwhile investment, according to Shell.