The Curbly House: Our Dream Mudroom and Laundry Room is Finished!

by Alicia Lacy

Curbly House Mudroom & Laundry Room

Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines.      

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Giveaway: Win an 8GB Apple iPod Touch Pre-Loaded with the Caesarstone App ($199 Value!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

created at: 07/11/2011
This fall, we've done a series of kitchen projects and posts sponsored by Caesarstone, the original quartz surface manufacturer. Alicia did a fun kitchen re-org post, Capree did an eco-friendly kitchen roundup, and Chris showed you how to make a rolling kitchen cart from a filing cabinet.

Caesarstone iPod app

This week, we're thrilled to be teaming up with Caesarstone again to give away a brand-new 8GB iPod Touch pre-loaded with their excellent designer's-assistant iPod app:

Read on to find out how to enter to win the iPod Touch from Caesarstone!

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The Tetris'd Kitchen: Putting Everything in its Place

by Alicia Lacy

This summer, Bruno told you all about our sometimes-trying, very-rewarding kitchen makeover (parts 1, 2, and 3). What he didn't tell you about was all the work I put in behind the scenes to make our kitchen look photographable (huh, musta just slipped his mind). No, our kitchen doesn't always look like that:

Today, I'll tell you about all the organizational hoops I had to jump through to get our cupboards, pantry and lazy susan under control...

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Make a Rolling Kitchen Cart From an Old Filing Cabinet

by Chris Gardner

Rolling Kitchen cart from a filing cabinet

We’ve never met anyone who couldn’t use more kitchen storage and counter space. This rolling kitchen cart offers both - drawers for storage of tools, spices, or root vegetables, racks to hang towels and utensils, and a butcher-block top for food preparation or appliance storage. 

Read on to find out, in step-by-step detail, how to make one yourself...

The main structure is a used filing cabinet, which are plentiful in secondhand shops...

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