Dramatic Bistro Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

Isabella's kitchen was cramped and totally forgettable. With the help of designer Cameron MacNeil, it's now open and inviting with a contemporary bistro feel. Some of the makeover highlights include marble countertops, a drawer dishwasher, a… Continue Reading

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The Tetris'd Kitchen: Putting Everything in its Place

By: Alicia Sep 22, 2011

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… Continue Reading

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Make It: Wood Cutting Boards

By: Craftmel Sep 21, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

If you can peel your eyes from that yummy Baguette and Brie, you'll notice the shapely cutting board beneath it.  It was made completely by hand, and it is easy enough for you to do… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 5 Unique and Gorgeous Range Hoods

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2011

created at: 09/16/2011

I've just realized something. My range hood is goofy. It's one of those microwave/vent combos. It's relatively new. It's absolutely conveinent. It's still goofy. Of course I wouldn't have made this realization if I hadn't decided to put together an Eye Candy post about range hoods. Oh, well. I hope you enjoy them, and if they make you reassess your range hood too, my apologies. 

The one pictured above from Elica is called 'Star'Continue Reading

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Cottage Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 15, 2011

created at: 09/15/2011

Way back in '09, Jennifer posted the most remarkable reveal of her Old Painted Cottage. Although the entire home was made over, we're going to look at the kitchen today. Talk about being a shadow of its former… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Eco-Friendly Materials for Building The Ultimate 'Green' Kitchen!

By: Capreek Sep 15, 2011

created at: 09/15/2011

Curbliers, it's time to get down with 'the green team'!  Whether you're remodeling, starting a new build, or just like daydreaming about gorgeous kitchens, we've rounded up our five favorite eco-friendly building materials.  Ready to dream green?  Let's… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 6 Incredible Mosaic Kitchen Backsplashes

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2011

Bits of china and tile have never looked so beautiful. Here are six mosaic backsplashes that just might make you start breaking dishes. Opa!

Alexandra's mosaic creation, pictured above, is more… Continue Reading

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Make a Recycled Can Wine Rack

By: Kellyb Sep 09, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

I have a wine rack. It's okay, but matches my taste from about a decade ago as opposed to now. While perusing the shops for a new one I came across this industrial chic version that can be DIYed with only a few… Continue Reading

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A Bright Color-Coded Knife Set

By: Kellyb Sep 08, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

Is this not the best set of knives you've ever seen? So visually appealing with those punches of bright… Continue Reading

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Make a Rolling Kitchen Cart From an Old Filing Cabinet

By: Chrisjob Sep 07, 2011

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...

We're bringing you this Curbly original project as part of a series of posts sponsored by Caesarstone - makers of quality natural quartzContinue Reading

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Cupboard Organization: Hanging Measurers

By: Craftmel Sep 06, 2011


created at: 09/05/2011

I know the Great Kitchen Month here at Curbly is over, but why not share one more kitchen organization tip?  I know that my measuring cups and measuring spoons have always sprouted legs and walked away when I need them most, so I am thinking this is a great way to keep tabs on those elusive… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Concrete Countertops

By: Kellyb Sep 02, 2011

created at: 08/28/2011

I love a good industrial kitchen and have always dreamed of stainless steel or concrete countertops. It's almost ironic that these sorts of looks can get really expensive really fast. So when I came across this do-it-yourself project for concrete counters I couldn't help but feel a little giddy… Continue Reading

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My Pantry Recycling Center Makeover

By: Bruno Sep 01, 2011

Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY: 

My recycling center project ... before

Corrugated plastic! Yay!

* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make… Continue Reading

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Amazing $1,500 Kitchen Reno

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

Countertop, backsplash, paint, lighting, flooring, curtains--the WORKS and all for $1,449.00. Except for the installation of the lighting, Vanessa and her boo did all of the work to their galley kitchen. In just a few weekends it went from dreary to cheery. And,… Continue Reading

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How To: Cereal Specimen Art

By: Craftmel Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/30/2011

Cereal Specimen Art.  Need I say more?  Since this month on Curbly we've been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your… Continue Reading

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