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The Cheery Color that Makes Kitchens Feel Fresh

Earlier this year, we predicted what would be trendy in the kitchen for 2017, from rich, muted hues , warmer finishes , New Bohemian style and more. We’re now more than halfway through this year, and I find myself looking back at 2017’s designs. I’ve seen many of the trends predicted above come true, but I’ve also noticed a color trend emerge for the kitchen that I didn’t expect: mint green!

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017

10 Badass Kitchens Rocking the Black Trend Right Now

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The 2017 kitchen trend scene has taken an all-black-everything approach to design and we are all the way here for it. The inky hue might not be the first thought that comes to mind when considering the bright and clean vibe of a contemporary kitchen, but in practice, it’s all kinds of amazing. From black cabinetry and ebony backsplashes to matte coal-colored lighting and accents, this color is killer when it comes to infusing your look with a chic, modern edge. Don’t believe us? One look at these crazy-gorgeous kitchens is all you’ll need to become a full-time subscriber to this stunning trend.

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Posted on Sep 7, 2017

Junk Drawer No More: How To Tame a Tangle of Cooking Tools — Video from Apartment Therapy

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It’s natural to focus your attention on the parts of your home that other people see, but we’d like to advocate today that you turn your focus to a small spot that easily becomes messy, cluttered and frustrating — your kitchen utensil drawer. Go open yours right now; what do you see? A streamlined monument to organization and efficiency? No? Ok, it’s time to straighten it up. It will look better and, more importantly, work better for you.

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Posted on Sep 7, 2017

The Inside Scoop: What It’s Really Like Living With Open Kitchen Shelving

The debate between open shelving and closed cabinets in the kitchen divides many people. Some find the look charming, but hate the practicality of it. Others think it looks messy, but wonder if they’d use their stuff more if they could see. And many other opinions in between abound. So I asked some folks who live with open shelving in their kitchen every day to share the real truth.

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Posted on Sep 5, 2017

For This Brief Period, Kitchens Went Totally Wild — 100 Years in the Kitchen

The kitchen many not seem like the most adventurous room in the home (especially today as we gravitate toward all white kitchens), but there was a time when it was bold and daring. You see little hints of this in the ’60s, but it’s in the ’70s that the kitchen started to get really wild.

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Posted on Sep 2, 2017

The Cleaning Nudge You Need: Take 20 Minutes and Make Today Fridge Day!

I’ve never been skydiving or gotten a tattoo, but I like to imagine the rush that keeps people coming back for more is a lot like the feeling I get when I open my refrigerator door to find a perfectly pristine display worthy of being photographed for “I Eat Well and Have My Life Together” magazine. Because, truthfully, I feel like a clean and well-organized refrigerator is the most important key to happiness.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2017

6 Eat-In Kitchens that Won’t Make you Miss Your Formal Dining Room

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Whether you live in a mansion or a Sprinter van, implementing a good space-efficient solution is always a satisfying feat. If you can stand giving up your Great Gatsby dreams of putting all the leaves in your dining table and throwing elaborate dinner parties, an eat-in kitchen nook should provide more than enough space for your regular eating activities. These cozy eat-in kitchens nail multi-purposing and are worthy of trading even the most elite guest list for quaint daily breakfasts. (You know you want to wake up and have a croissant in the space above from Small Space Design Ideas via Stadshem , don’t you?)

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Posted on Aug 26, 2017

How A Decade of Domesticity Changed Our Nation’s Kitchens — 100 Years in the Kitchen

Pink everywhere! It must be the 1950s. This kitchen is a design from 1958, spotted on Midcentury Living .

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It’s the 1950s. The war is over, and the United States is enjoying a wave of unprecedented prosperity. Millions of GIs returned, eager for the comforts of home that they had been missing, and everyone settled down to a kind of nationwide nesting. Record numbers of homes were being built in the newly developed suburbs, and the center of all those homes was the kitchen.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2017

A Modern Copper Kitchen Hanging Rack You Can DIY

Melissa and James are just renting this cozy Cape Town apartment , but as avid entertainers (and Melissa a soy candle maker), updating the kitchen was a necessity. Old, dark wood cabinetry was given a crisp coat of white paint. And an eye-catching cut vinyl piece above the stove adds pattern and drama to the room. But while the whole kitchen features lovely elements, there’s one item that stood out the most to me: the hanging copper pipe rack. It was a DIY project James made when they first moved into their home, and they’ve shared how it’s made below. “It has been quite the conversation piece!” says Melissa.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2017

The Clever DIY Storage Idea That’ll Take Your Kitchen to the Next Level

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If you’ve got a pantry — no matter the size, from a small cabinet to a complete closet to a dedicated room — chances are you have a door or two enclosing it. While you might have given attention to organizing the shelves within your pantry, have you thought about tackling all that wasted space behind your door? This DIY pantry door storage solution is functional and beautiful.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017

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