Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

When it comes to a kitchen, bigger is not always better. Sure, you might dream of having a huge, open kitchen filled with cabinets and appliances. But in reality, the size of your kitchen is what it is unless you undertake a major renovation to change it. Rather than dwelling on what your kitchen doesn’t have, focus on how to make the most of the space you do have. Doing this will ensure that you are comfortable in your kitchen no matter what the size. Think Vertical One place you might be able to expand your space is up. Extend cabinets or shelves all the way to the ceiling to make the most of the limited storage space. Store rarely-used items at the top, and add a stylish rolling ladder to help you reach them when needed. Consider adding glass fronts to higher cabinets so you remember what’s in them Continue reading

Re-imagine Your Bathroom Vanity with These Ideas

Re-imagine Your Bathroom Vanity with These Ideas

In an age of Freecycle, Craigslist, and secondhand stores, something old has the potential to take on new life before it ends up in a landfill. Before you look at buying a new piece of furniture for your bathroom, consider what items you might be able to re-purpose. Inspiration might be closer than you think, and these unconventional ideas will bring a unique touch to your bathroom. Desks and Dressers If you took away the cabinets below the sink in your bathroom vanity, it would probably look a lot like a desk. So, it’s no surprise that desks can be used as vanity replacements to bring a vintage look to your bathroom. Beyond a unique look, desks are surprisingly functional as vanities, too. Drawers on the sides are ready-made storage and the space where a chair would go leaves plenty of room for plumbing. One element that might not adapt Continue reading

Change Up the Floor in Your Kitchen — Your Feet Will Thank You!

Change Up the Floor in Your Kitchen — Your Feet Will Thank You!

Whether it’s baking, cooking, or socializing, kitchens are made to be used. But, that can sometimes lead to discomfort from hours of standing on a hard floor. The last thing you want to do is fall victim to feet, knee, hip, or back problems from doing something you love. We’re not doctors or chiropractors, but we can suggest a few flooring changes to increase your comfort level in the kitchen. Changing to comfort flooring is not an all or nothing solution. You can still have the sleek look that comes from concrete or tile flooring in parts of the kitchen that are not as heavily used. Here are few of the options: Rubber Rubber floors are common in restaurants and other commercial kitchens, but are now starting to catch on at home as people realize those chefs were on to something! The soft and durable material will absorb the pressure Continue reading