DIY Kitchen Makeover With a Twist

by DIY Maven
Megan's kitchen before
Photo: One Kings Lane

What I love about Megan's DIY kitchen makeover is it's totally unexpected. Let's face it, there's a lot of kitchen makeovers out there that, although they look fabulous after, they all kinda look alike. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; they're popular for a reason. But as someone who searches for kitchen makeovers on the intertubes on a regular basis, something different is good. Now back to

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Eye Candy: Swoon-Worthy Linoleum Floors (We're Not Joking!)

by Jennifer Farley
Roundup: Linoleum Flooring
Source: Smith Creative; Designer: Michael Smith; Photo: Simon Brown

Lately, in the home renovating world, the word "linoleum" has been intertwined with the word "vinyl" and therefore considered to be low end. In reality linoleum is not only extremely durable but extremely eco friendly. The resurgence of linoleum has given us homeowners another stylish yet affordable flooring option. Here are ten  floors that might change your mind about linoluem.

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How to Organize Your Spice Cabinet Once and For All

by Chris Gardner

 

We like to cook at our house. We'll read cookbooks cover-to-cover as entertainment, subscribe to a nearly ridiculous amount of food magazines and blogs, and think a whole day spent in the kitchen or the grill is a very fine thing to do with a weekend.

And since we like a variety of foods, we have a lot of spices. Like, a alot. Since ground spices only last about six months, we like to buy them in bulk at ethnic markets and toast and grind them as needed. Which means, of course, that our cabinets is full of all kinds of bags and shakers and chip clips and jars and complete insanity.

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How to Clean Tile Grout

by Chris Gardner

 How To Clean Dirty Grout

Dirty grout is a common problem. But with so many cleaning tips floating around on the internet, it's hard to know what to believe. So I decided to take the guess work out of it by testing a few methods and reporting back to you. Read on to see what I discovered...  

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How to Clean Tile Grout

by Chris Gardner

 How To Clean Dirty Grout

Dirty grout is a common problem. But with so many cleaning tips floating around on the internet, it's hard to know what to believe. So I decided to take the guess work out of it by testing a few methods and reporting back to you. Read on to see what I discovered...  

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Jaw-Dropping IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

IKEA kitchen before
Photo: Allie at Home

The kitchen in Allie's 1978 home looks nothing like this anymore thanks in large part to some strategic demolition and IKEA. The demo bit came when she and her husband knock down the wall between their kitchen and dining room to create one open space. The wood flooring was removed and replaced with something that unified the expansion. When it came time to furnish the area, IKEA cabinets...

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10 Genius Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier

by Faith Towers
10 Genius Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier
Photo: Corynne Pless Designs

I love to cook but, like most people, I don't have a lot of time. So I can really appreciate any item that promises to make my life just that much easier. And I've found quite a few that I love... so today I'm sharing them with you. Here goes! 10 amazing tried-and-true kitchen gadgets that I would recommend to anybody who likes to be in the kitchen.   

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Before and After: An Ugly Wall to Open Kitchen Storage

by Jennifer Farley

Open Wall of Kitchen Storage

I have a tiny galley kitchen that will one day be fully renovated. I know you are wondering why I want to renovate it? There is much to love here with the yellow rounded countetop, the little desk area, the hard to clean textured vinyl floor, and multi-colored brick. Here is the deal...we are planning to renovate the kitchen from top to bottom in about three years. I had no shame in living with a 70's kitchen until then, but I only have three upper cabinets and three lower cabinets (not including the sink cabinet). I needed storage. And the cheapest place to gain some storage was right here on this wall.    

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Roundup: 10 Ways to Gain More Storage in Your Refrigerator

by Jennifer Farley

One of the New Years resolutions my family had in 2015 was to eat less processed and packaged foods. Believe me it was a challenge and we have not 100% switched over to all fresh foods, but we have noticed that our fridge storage is becoming more of a priority over our pantry storage. It feels like, to me, that the world is starting to make small or big changes in eating fresh foods and I am wondering if anyone you who are doing this are as frustrated with your fridge storage as I am? Today, here are some refrigerator storage ideas than can help you make full use of your fridge.      

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How to: Clear The Clutter In Your Cabinets Once and for All

by Lexy Ward
How to: Clear The Clutter In Your Cabinets Once and for All
photo: Inside Out Mar/Apr 09

I don't know if I can speak for everyone when I say that cabinets (especially closed ones) are hard to keep organized. The dishes stack up and can get put in the wrong place. Random knick knacks from around the house can be placed in that one cabinet in your home. And before you know it, the clutter overwhelms you. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of that clutter once and for all!      

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Drawers in the New Year

by DIY Maven

 

Is "being more organized" one of your new year's resolutions? With all resolutions, saying it is easy, but doing it can be....also easy! Especially when following some practical advice. In this post, we're going to tackle drawer organization. From dressers drawers to shop drawers to kitchen drawers, these 5 tips will help you start and keep "being more organized" now and throughout the year. But don't just read and...

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