Decor Disputes: 3 Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Are Sweeping The Nation

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 20, 2015
kitchen countertop debate
photo: Smitten Studio

On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy visiting the building district here in Denver. We like to go to the tile and wood shops and plan our future home and decide what we like and what we don't. We've been on the topic of kitchen countertops for a while now and I just can't make a decision on what I love most! While white marble is a fave, there are two other options that are slowly edging that out of my mind!      

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Before and After: $20K DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2015

Photo: Koko Likes

Usually, DIY kitchen makeovers around the Curbly neighborhood clock in at much less than $20k, but Koko and her husband Quincy splurged on all new appliances and cabinetry. The last of those can be a budget-buster, so, when you think about it, $20k is steal. Before, the kitchen wasContinue Reading

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Make It: Coffee Mug Pegboard Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 18, 2015

diy coffee peg 4

What a wonderful solution to man's mug-displaying problems! Not only does this save you precious (and usually limited!) cupboard space, but it creates a piece of wall art that is a definite conversation piece! This is just a portion of the photo, but you gotta see what the whole installation looks like!      

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Before and After: Run-of-the-Mill Kitchen Gets a Dramatic Makeover

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2015
HGTV

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous new-construction, builder-grade kitchen. It's pretty much the same in every suburb across the country, which is why the homeowners decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary.     Continue Reading

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18 Products We've Been Using WRONG

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2015

Did you ever notice perforations on the ends of your tinfoil and plastic wrapper boxes? I didn't until I saw it on the Internets. And then I checked the products in my pantry just to make sure. There they were: perforations to pop inContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

Image: Lifehack

Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 29, 2015
diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!      

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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Make It: Repurpose A Kitchen Staple Into Hanging Shelves

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 28, 2015
Photo: Historias De Casa

See those shelves? Well, before they were shelves, they were something else. Something that is found in EVERY kitchen. Care to venture a guess?      

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A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2015
After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Yesterday we showed you what this Newton, Massachusetts kitchen looked like before - cramped, outdated and not very functional. But just look at it now! Light, airy and perfect for hosting friends and family. Keep reading to see the rest of this beautiful space.   

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Before: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015

A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Renovating this kitchen was no small feat. Sure, the owners could have just installed new appliances and called it a day. But instead, they tackled a massive gut renovation that transformed the space from an outdated eyesore to a contemporary dream kitchen.

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Before and After: A Remarkable Kitchen Transformation

By: Faith-towers Jan 19, 2015

Before and After: A Remarkable Kitchen Transformation
Photo: Our German Village Kitchen Renovation

This kitchen needed some attention. Some TLC. It was in desperate need of closed storage and new flooring. Well it got both of those things. Along with new cabinets, a refinished ceiling and beautiful new flooring. Keep reading to see the amazing makeover.   

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This Glamorous Gold Tray Is Super Easy to Make from An Acrylic Box Frame

By: Faith-towers Jan 14, 2015
How to make a glamorous gold tray using an acrylic box frame.
Faith Towers

This is one of those deceptively easy projects that looks expensive and time consuming - but it's actually super affordable and fast to complete. Click through to find out how to make this gilded, glittery tray that's perfect for the coffee table or the kitchen counter.   

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How-To: Open Kitchen Shelving

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 14, 2015
DIY Open Shelving
by The Sweet Escape 

I can't tell you how badly I'd like to take a sledge hammer to our kitchen cabinets. But since that would be the last thing I'd want to do as a renter (who wants her deposit back), I've decided to live vicariously through The Sweet Escape instead.Continue Reading

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