Monthly Archives: September 2016

8 Reasons Why You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

In many homes, the kitchen is the center of daily activities and a place where memories are made. The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a home and that’s why homeowners usually put off a kitchen remodel. The truth is that countertops, appliances, and cabinets wear out, not to mention appliances get outdated with technology advancements all the time. Remodeling your kitchen can be a major undertaking, but when you plan it carefully it can be a major life improvement. So, here are the most common reasons why you should remodel your kitchen. Continue reading

Best Kitchen Paint Colors

The best thing to do if you want to revive your kitchen is to repaint it. Before you rush out and hire a designer or decide to buy gallons of paint, you should think carefully about what your dream kitchen looks like. Repainting a kitchen is much more than just putting your desired color on the walls. You should consider how that color will relate to the cabinetry, tiles, appliances, flooring, and lighting. Before you buy a color, test some samples on your walls and observe how the colors work with the rest of your kitchen design. This is the best way to determine how the color will work with all the various kitchen elements. Here’s our list of the most popular kitchen paint colors. Continue reading

6 Ideas for How to Store Cookware

When you’re designing a dream kitchen, pots and pans usually present a challenge because they’re so big and unwieldy. Poorly stored cookware can easily ruin your entire kitchen design. What you want is to store them in a way that makes them easy to grab when you’re cooking. So, if you cook often storing them in a deep drawer isn’t a desirable solution.

Before you decide what you want to do with your cookware, you should decide whether you want them hidden or on view. Also, you should think about how often do you actually cook. If you’re not spending that much time in your kitchen, maybe the best solution is to store them in drawers. All in all, this is a professional preference because some people like the clean look of hanging pots and pans, but they almost never cook. If you can’t decide which solution works best for your kitchen, here are some ideas for how to store cookware.

Open Storage Solutions

Using a rack to store cookware can be a good idea in a kitchen with little cabinet space. A modern kitchen design is usually concentrated on minimalism. If you only have necessary cookware in your modern kitchen, it may be a good idea to choose open storage options. A pot rack suspended over a kitchen island is a great solution for such kitchens. When you’re choosing a storage solution for your cookware, make sure to think about your kitchen design and style.

Linear Wall Rack

This is another great idea for those who want to expose their expensive pots and pans. The truth is that kitchen items, cookware especially, is treated like a piece of art nowadays. So, it’s a shame to keep them stored in drawers. In a neutral and warm kitchen, cookware can become a central art piece and take your kitchen design to the next level. This option is also great for smaller kitchens where space is always a problem.

Shelf Organizers

When you can’t find a suitable lid for your pot, it’s the time to rethink your cookware storage situation. If you keep your pots and pans stored in drawers and cabinets, you should also invest in lid racks, drawer dividers, and shelf organizers. This way you will make frequently used gear easy to access.

Hang Them Under the Island

This is a perfect storage solution for those who don’t necessarily want their cookware on view or stored in a cabinet. Just hang your cookware under your kitchen island, it’s easy to grab, and it’s not tucked away in drawers and cabinets.

Deep Drawers

If you love to cook and you have a variety of cookware, it’s understandable that you always need some extra space. Be sure to have enough deep drawers and create separate areas for lids to keep the drawers easy to use and neat.

Hooks in Cabinets

Store your cookware in cabinets, but make them easy to find and organize by installing a small rack with hooks inside a cabinet. You can also use plastic adhesive hooks to store your lids.

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