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Dec 18

This May Be the Prettiest Thing You Can Buy at Anthropologie Right Now

Anthropologie crushes it around the holidays. Year after year, the brand comes up with the cutest, most giftable items. There are always super-adorable ornaments (many of which are food-themed), a new version of the store’s iconic monogrammed mugs, various cheese boards, and more. In fact, it’s totally possible to shop for everyone on your list in one fell swoop. (We know what you’re thinking and, yes, there are plenty of gifts for your dad!)

Some Kitchn staffers were talking about the new holiday items the other day when we realized we were all in agreement about the single best thing to buy this time of year: coupe glasses! Hear us out.

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Dec 18

The $60 Kitchen Rack (from Amazon!) That the Internet's Obsessed With

Spend enough time looking at kitchen designs, and things start to look familiar. You start to see the same trends and products—KitchenAid stand mixers, pot rails from IKEA, and bright-pink rugs, for example—over and again. Sometimes things become popular because of a dedicated marketing team with a lot of ad dollars, but sometimes it happens on its own because a product is just that useful.

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Nov 18

This Stylish Amazon Kitchen Organizer Instantly Creates Extra Storage Space

Every once in a while I come across an organizer that seriously makes my heart skip a beat. It’s rare, so when it happens I have to take a minute to tell you guys about it. Earlier this year, I waxed poetic about this $10 flatware organizer for narrow drawers, which I’ll still talk about to anyone who will listen. And just a few weeks ago I came across this wire under-shelf basket … in copper!

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05
Nov 18

One Good Reason Not to Throw Out Those Mesh Produce Bags

Repurposing your household items doesn’t just reduce waste—it saves money, too. That’s the good news. The great news is: You don’t have to be super crafty to reap the benefits of creative reuse. If you think you’ve got the chops (read: literally five minutes) for a super quick, easy, and clever home project, we’ve got just the kitchen DIY for you.

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Oct 18

The 5 Biggest Design Mistakes People Make in Their Kitchens, According to Designers

When taking on a home improvement project as major, time-consuming, and expensive (!!!) as designing a new kitchen, the last thing that you want to do is make a few choices now that you end up regretting later—especially if that ends up meaning you wasted money.

To help identify the biggest money-wasting no-nos to avoid, we consulted a few kitchen design experts. Having been around plenty of renovations, they had some good live-and-learn lessons and what-not-to-dos to share.

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Oct 18

I Finally Bought This $20 Thing for My Kitchen and I Can't Believe I Didn't Get One Sooner

I stand at about five feet and three inches, and I’ve yet to live in a house with a kitchen designed for not-so-tall people. While I appreciate maximizing wall space with cabinets that reach the ceiling, over the years it has become incredibly annoying to drag a chair away from my kitchen table or climb onto the counter to get something down from the top shelf. And because I like to keep my kitchen fully stocked with baking ingredients, snacks, and booze, there’s always something on the top shelf.

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Sep 18

10 Genius Kitchen Buys That Keep My Countertops Clear

Having clutter-free countertops is one of the easiest ways to fake a clean kitchen. I’m not advocating for never rolling up your sleeves and scrubbing down your cookspace. I’m merely suggesting a shortcut for keeping it together in between cleans. The trick is finding the right gadgets that store your stuff neatly—without taking up tons of real estate. Lucky for you, I’m in the market for some help in my own kitchen, so I rounded up a few options for the rest of the spatially-challenged out there. Better yet, these products will work in a sprawling kitchen too. After all, doesn’t everyone have #clearcountertop goals?

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08
Sep 18

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinet Doors Aren't Just Beautiful

One of the most popular (and also one of the most controversial) kitchen design trends of the past few years has been open shelving. Replacing your upper cabinets with open shelving gives your kitchen a lighter, more open look, and it’s a great way to put beautiful dishware on display. On the flip side, it can look a bit chaotic unless you edit rigorously, and then there’s the issue of dust and grime collecting on your dishes. If you like the lighter look of open shelving, but not the attendant hassle, there is another way.

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Aug 18

The Scary Reason I’ll Never Cook with Glass Pans Again

Chief among the sounds you never want to hear in your kitchen is an explosive shattering of glass. I’m here to tell you that the stuff of urban legend sometimes is true.

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Aug 18

This Crackle Glaze Tile Trend is Taking Over the Kitchen and Bath

#Ihavethisthingwithtiles, and it’s sort of unfortunate because I’ve never actually picked any of my own. I fell in love with subway tiles nearly a decade ago, and I was crushing hard on those matte patterned cement tiles that popped up a couple years ago. I’m even into faux “wood” larger scale ceramic tiles and teeny tiny, mesh-backed penny tiles. And I’m not mad at a fish scale or arabesque shape either. So right now, I’m thinking it’s not such a bad thing that I don’t have a tile decision—or three—to make. Because honestly what would I choose? That’s a lot of pressure.

Lately though, I’ve been gravitating towards field tiles in all shapes, colors, and sizes that look almost ombre—darker around the edges, lighter in the middle, and on further inspection, slightly mottled in appearance as opposed to perfectly smooth. It’s the crackle glaze, people, and it’s popping up on kitchen backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds, and bathroom walls and floors everywhere.

This new trend is definitely a take on “old world” style. By definition, the “crackle” finish is a glass glaze on a ceramic tile, fired at a specific temperature to create an antiqued crackled finish on the surface. It can be pronounced or subtle, and all the “it” designers and tile makers are definitely up on this game.

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