Posts Tagged ‘kitchen decor’

Organizing Your Kitchen

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Hints and Advice, Kitchen and Bath

Are you one of those people that has beautifully organized kitchen cabinets? Would you rather die than have a junk drawer? Do you use your label maker religiously? Stop making the rest of us feel bad, Martha. For those of you who have junk drawers, cabinets overflowing with bowls, strainers, cookie sheets and appliances here are a few tips to organize your kitchen. After all when one is organized one is more efficient.

Your kitchen counters, the front areas of cabinet shelves, top drawers and the fronts of lower drawers are the place to store the items you use everyday like dishes, cups, coffee mugs, serving spoons, saucepans and skillets. Choose the most accessible areas in your kitchen to store the items you use the most.

Kitchen items that are used often but not daily like graters, strainers, roasting pans and mixing bowls should be stored on the lowest or highest shelves in the cabinets or areas in the backs of drawers. You might have to stand on your tiptoes or stoop a bit, but storage is reasonably accessible.

Items like arcane tools, seasonal items or single-use gadgets that are used once or twice a year should be consigned to the dark reaches of bottom shelves and cabinets. This group also includes seasonal cookie-cutters, holiday dishware, single-use gadgets like potato ricers, oversized serving dishes, canning jars or the waffle iron. Small kitchen appliances which, left to multiply, can overtake even the largest kitchen, dangling cords and all should be gone thoroughly decluttered.  Scrutinize before assigning them storage space in the kitchen. If you have never used that ice cream maker, donate it to a friend. If any of these items are decorative, perch them on top of soffits during the off-season. Small cabinets located over the refrigerator or oven, reachable only with a step stool, are a natural home for these gadgets.

Take some time this weekend to reorganize your kitchen. Have any tips for us? Post them on our Facebook page!

 

 

Easy to Implement Kitchen Trends

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Kitchen and Bath

Looking to update your kitchen? Here is a list of what is trending right now.

Go Industrial – change our your traditional pendants for something a bit more edgy.

Display your collection – remove cabinet doors to show off your treasures.

Think about your ceiling – whether you add a coffered ceiling or paint your ceiling a bright color, by paying attention to this fifth wall your kitchen will look super polished.

Maximize storage – keep your gorgeous granite countertops uncluttered by storing appliances and serving pieces in cabinets. In this kitchen they added shallow drawers in the toe kick for extra space.

Don’t be afraid of color – paint your cabinets a bold shade for a cheery feeling.

Don’t Forget the Pantry – make your pantry trendy and neat by using numbered bins and baskets to keep like items together.

Add a colorful backsplash – see how these tiles add a beautiful pop of color and stylish appeal to this kitchen?

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