Jaw-Dropping IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Makeover

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

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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IKEA Hack: Mostorp TV Unit goes Mid-Century Modern

Diy Maven

 

 

Mostorp Before
Photo: IKEA

Kortiny wanted a mid-century modern credenza for her new house, but the cost of such was not in the cards. So, like any good DIYer, she set out to make her own with the help of an IKEA Mostorp TV Unit. Haven't heard of the Mostorp? That's because it's a new product, which just happened to be perfect for Kortiny's hack. Although it had the right overall vibe, its legs were

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Before and After: An Ugly Wall to Open Kitchen Storage

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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How To: Build a Restoration Hardware Inspired Rolling Console Table

Diy Maven
Restoration Hardware Inspiration
Photo: Restoration Hardware

Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and

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Roundup: 10 Ways to Gain More Storage in Your Refrigerator

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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Modernize Your Boring Desk with this DIY Giant Wood Block Calendar

Brittni Mehlhoff

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

In an effort to get organized early in the new year, I've been making myself little desk accessories to get excited about computer work. And I'm happy to say, it's actually working. So, I thought I would share one of the projects that I recently made, for a jumbo wood block perpetual calendar. The larger size makes this calendar a statment piece and adds a fun playfulness to the typically bland work...

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