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Feb 19

People Are Ditching Their Upper Kitchen Cabinets and I Don't Think I'm on Board

Upper cabinets are starting to disappear from kitchens, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. It all started with the open-shelving phenomenon, and now, in some cases, it has morphed into this total lack of anything structural above the countertops. On the one hand, it is visually beautiful. You can really go to town with tile—think an uninterrupted, ceiling-high wall of subways or a bold geometric backsplash. But on the other hand, where exactly are you supposed to put your stuff? You have drawers and lower cabinets, of course, but can that possibly be enough storage space when kitchens are meant to house all sorts of cookware, appliances, gadgets and serving pieces? I guess if you’re Marie Kondo, it’s not a problem. But for the undecided amongst us, let’s take a look at some kitchens without upper cabinets to see what might motivate someone to live this way.

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Dec 17

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you’re going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it’s going to last. You don’t want to go through all that effort, only to have the paint start chipping off a few months later. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we talked to three bloggers who painted their kitchens a while ago. Here’s the one thing they each did, which they credit to keeping their cabinets looking brand new.

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