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May 18

Use Keurig K Cups or Coffee Pods? This Storage Hack's For You

Use Keurig K cups or Nespresso coffee pods? If yours live in one of those bulky carousels on your counter, or take up an entire drawer, they are using precious kitchen real estate. Here’s a great quick (and temporary) way to up your storage game with an affordable, DIY solution that frees up space, and lets you easily see and grab the flavor you want. Best of all, it only takes minutes and just a couple of bucks.

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May 18

7 Gorgeous Marble Backsplashes With An Unforgettable Twist

We see a lot of kitchens and bathrooms. We see a lot of marble kitchens and bathrooms. And we see a lot of marble backsplashes in those marble kitchens and bathrooms. But, just when we thought we’d seen every example out there, a clever and beautiful twist started popping up. It’s not a new idea (in fact it’s quite old), but it definitely feels fresh again. If you love marble as a material, but want a unique way to make it your own, check out these examples.

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Apr 18

The Best Way to Add Kitchen Lighting For Under $35

Kitchen cabinets are just big boxes on your wall, which is great for storing dishes and drinking glasses, but bad for casting shadows on your counters. Make cooking so much better, more enjoyable, and just plain visible, by adding lighting to this one key spot. If you don’t want to hardwire anything new, or rent your current home, here are some great inexpensive, easy-to-install options.

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Apr 18

8 Ways to Cover an Old Tile Backsplash You Hate

An ugly backsplash can really bring down the look of your kitchen — and there are some kitchens out there with some really ugly backsplashes. But the good news is that, even if you’re renting or on a tight budget, there are still plenty of ways to save an awful backsplash without remodeling or re-tiling. Here are eight creative, budget-friendly (and even renter-friendly!) ways to cover up a backsplash you hate.

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Apr 18

11 Kitchen Cabinets With Paint Jobs We Love

Sure, you could paint your kitchen cabinets all the same color, but if you’re looking at this post, you’re probably someone that likes thinking outside the box. As color makes more and more of a showing in the kitchen, there are more and more different ways to paint your kitchen cabinets, whether you’re going for a quirky look, something super stylish, or something in between. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, or just like to dream, here are a few options to get those creative juices flowing.

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Apr 18

Before and After: A Two Weekend, $600 Kitchen Facelift

This low-key kitchen refresh should serve as an inspiration to those of us who have these exact same cabinets and don’t know what to do with them other than replace them (super pricey) or paint them (it can be hard to get oneself to paint hardwood). All hope of improving our kitchens is not lost! As for that fan, however…

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Mar 18

7 Kitchens That Are Rocking an L-Shaped Layout

One of the most important kitchen design decisions you’ll make, both for looks and functionality, is the layout. You have a few options—the tried and true U shape, or the elegant and functional galley shape. But if you love entertaining, and love the look of an open kitchen, there’s another kind of kitchen layout that’s worth a look: the L shape.

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Mar 18

A Fail-Proof Formula for an $8,000 Kitchen Remodel

Say you want a new look in your kitchen. And you have a budget of $8,000. This may seem like a lot of money (and Trulia tells us it’s what the average person wants to spend), but in the world of kitchen remodels it’s definitely on the low end of the scale. (Intrepid remodelers Claire and Jeffrey, who shared their kitchen renovation with us, finished the whole thing for just $8,720, but that involved a lot of budget choices and a whole lot of DIYing.) But it is possible to transform your kitchen, even at this relatively low price point. Here’s one fail-proof formula.

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Feb 18

Before & After: This Kitchen Had One Great Thing Worth Saving

Adam and Amber bought their first home — a 1940 Tudor in Knoxville, TN — in 2016 and have been carefully re-designing it ever since. One of the main projects was the “heart” of any home — the kitchen — which Amber described as “on the verge of cardiac arrest.”

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Feb 18

Before & After: From Cherry Wood Beast to Mind-Blowing Beauty

This unremarkable “cherry wood cave with black plastic counter tops” in the suburbs of Chicago was transformed into a dreamy kitchen, full of personality and luxurious finishes. The homeowner spent months searching for the perfect interior designer, someone who would bring authenticity to the project, and the wait was clearly well worth it. A note: before you get too jealous of the fabulous kitchen you’re about to see, know that the homeowner confessed to totally blowing the budget!

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