Katie's Kitchen Design & Tips

September 13, 2014

Without hardware, a kitchen can feel incomplete – yet with the hundreds of options available to choose from, picking the perfect cabinet hardware can feel impossible. Here’s a few tips to help you narrow down the choices and finish your kitchen with a personal touch!

September 6, 2014

As one of the most underrated condiments on the shelf, it seems fitting that September is National Honey Month. Honey is a natural wonder that can be used in many unexpected ways. Did you know that Roman soldiers used to apply honey straight to their wounds? It cuts off air for bacteria and moisturizes.  A tablespoon of honey after brushing your teeth both induces sleep and protects your mouth from plaque as a natural bacteria fighter. You can replace granulated sugar in recipes with honey for a healthier, yet just as sweet, alternative.

August 30, 2014

It’s back-to-school time! The long Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to get reorganized and truly ready for the new school year. Between all the shopping, prep work and (admit it) tears, take some time to consider creating a kitchen workstation for the family. Whether it’s as large as a window seat or as small as a slice of counter space, a designated spot for family planning is perfect for everyone. Especially when it’s well-planned and stocked with items designed to encourage organization.

August 24, 2014

Hosting a party requires lots of prep work – inviting your guests, picking a menu, choosing decorations – but sometimes the best parties are the ones you never had a chance to plan! Keep these kitchen essentials handy and you’ll be ready for any impromptu party that comes your way.

Corkscrew/bottle opener combo – Even if you’re not a drinker, this little tool will always come in handy when you least expect it. Like a Boy Scout, a good host must always be prepared and a bottle you can’t open is a party no-no.

August 16, 2014

A little going a long way is true with kitchen décor too. You don’t need a major remodel to give your gathering space a fresh, personalized facelift. Small changes can have big effects too! Here’s a few ways to give your kitchen a mini makeover.

Shelves, Shelves, Shelves – When it comes to kitchen storage, the more shelves the better. They keep important items within easy reach, create more counter space, and can make a small kitchen feel more spacious. Find some blank wall space or an empty corner and consider adding a shelf.

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