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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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 Read More

14 Unexpected Kitchen Backsplashes We Can’t Get Enough Of

There’s a reason the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s where you cook your meals, eat, and catch up with your roommates or family, and pour a big glass of wine after a particularly grueling day at work. You spend so much time in your kitchen, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be as stylish as every other room in your home. Colorful kitchen accessories and countertops are two ways to step up your design game, but a cool backsplash will completely transform your space. Below, 14 unexpected, yet totally amazing, backsplashes to kickstart Read More

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you’re over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a quick cup of coffee, their kitchens are always spotless — with gleaming countertops, floors you could eat off of, and everything in its place. How do these people manage to keep things so neat and tidy? They know to do these five things. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Here's Proof That Kitchen Contractors Do IKEA Hacks Better Than The Rest of Us

When professional kitchen renovators get into the IKEA hacking game, the results are pretty spectacular. Combine NW Homeworks‘ knowledge and experience with IKEA’s products’ mutability, and you get things like the space above, which is chock full of special features and custom touches. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

5 Kitchen Items You're Storing the Wrong Way

Your kitchen is the workhorse of the home, and the items you store in it — serving pieces, utensils, and all that cookware — are among the toughest items in the whole place because they have to stand up to daily use. And even though these items are super-durable, if you store them incorrectly, you could potentially damage them (or, at the very least, waste space you could be using for something else). Here are five kitchen items you may be storing the wrong way. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

We Have A Couple of Questions About Black Kitchen Sinks

Here’s an exciting new kitchen trend to love, or maybe hate. Most kitchen sinks are often white or stainless, but lately I’ve seen more and more of an unusual new feature: the black kitchen sink. Yes, black. You can find black sinks in metal, or ceramic, or even marble. Whether you love this look, or hate it, you’ve got to admit that it definitely draws the eye. But we still have some questions. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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. Read More

The Biggest Unsolved Mystery in the History of Kitchen Appliances

We’re living in a world where anything is possible. I can talk to my light bulbs. My plants water themselves. There’s an electric car floating out in space somewhere right at this very moment. The sky’s the lim— ok the sky isn’t even the limit anymore. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

6 Easy Yet Dramatic Ways To Organize Your Kitchen Food Storage

Your pantry may not be a glamorous space, but it is a very useful one. It’s where all your food lives, and maybe some pots and pans too, and it’s a space where organization is key. We’ve written, before, about dreamy, Pinterest-worthy pantries, but that is not what this post is about. This post is about small upgrades you can make to your existing pantry that will make it perhaps not dazzlingly beautiful, but definitely a place where you can store everything that you need, and find it too. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico