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Dec 17

8 Outrageous '80s Kitchens You Might Love, But Will Probably Totally Hate

Eighties design is a fascinating subject of study because of the peculiar arc it’s taken recently: from despised and reviled to avant-garde cool, all within the space of a very short period of time. But with all the love for Memphis and weird ’80s graphics, there’s one particular aspect of this design era I haven’t heard much about: the ’80s kitchen. Is it as terrible as we remember? Has the time for a renaissance finally come? Let’s take a look.

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22
Oct 17

Creative Ways to Add Plants to Even a Tiny Kitchen

Nothing adds life (literally and aesthetically) to a space quite like plants. And in a kitchen, plants can serve a double purpose, because if you choose to grow herbs, you can look at them and eat them, too. You may think that having a teeny-tiny kitchen means no room to grow things, but that’s where you’d be wrong. If you’ve got the light, we’ve got nine ideas for ways you can find the space.

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18
Oct 17

The New Neutral Kitchen is Anything But Bland & Boring

I have a lot of love for color in the kitchen — but with that said, colorful kitchens aren’t for everyone. Plenty of modern homes have open kitchens that are visible from lots of other rooms, which can make a brightly colored kitchen a hard sell. But that doesn’t mean a neutral colored kitchen needs to be boring or dour. By mixing natural materials and embracing texture, you can create a kitchen that eschews color — but is still full of energy and life. Here are some of our favorite examples.

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06
Sep 17

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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03
Sep 17

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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28
Aug 17

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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