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Walking the Aisles: New Thomasville Cabinetry Offerings Hitting Stores Now

Posted by: on April 19th, 2012 | 5 Comments

Thomasville Cabinetry at The Home Depot

Outdated cabinets will age a kitchen quicker than being President. Home Depot-exclusive Thomasville is rolling out a whole slew of offerings that can give your kitchen the fresh face you want. Head into your local Home Depot to get a look at the line–and don’t forget about our Kitchen Planner, an interactive online tool to help you visualize your new kitchen.

5 Things to Know About the Expanded Thomasville Offerings

1. Lots of New Options for Pulls, Handles and Other Decorative Hardware

Changing out the bling on your cabinets is a do-it-yourself (really!) way to transform your kitchen instantly. Thomasville Cabinetry is offering 26 new pieces of decorative hardware with the rollout, the biggest upgrade in three or four years. Trading out a Tuscany pull for a sleek, modern Craftsman is like trading in your pleated khakis for skinny jeans.

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Places: Eco-Friendly Kitchens

Posted by: on March 8th, 2012 | One Comment
Ekokook Eco-friendly kitchen concept

Image via Ekokook

 

Creating a healthy home is a vital component of living a healthier lifestyle and protecting the environment. Eco-friendly homes not only save you money by wasting less, they can also help to improve the health of your family and the environment.

As the kitchen has increasingly become the focal point of many modern homes, serving as a multi-functional living space where families cook, eat, work and entertain, health-conscious homeowners are seeking green, renewable, sustainable alternatives for use not only in the kitchen, but all throughout their home.

In the not too distant future, led by forward-thinking designers like those at the Faltazi Lab who developed the Ekokook kitchen concept (shown above), we may see affordable, intelligent modular solutions for waste management, kitchen health, food storage and radically reduced energy consumption.

Manufacturers are already creating new, eco-friendly kitchen options, from real wood cabinets and flooring, to low-voc paints, water and energy saving faucetslighting and appliances, and kitchen composters are now widely available at prices comparable to most of the conventional choices.

 

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How To Store Dishes in Pot Drawers

Posted by: on January 29th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Day 29 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you have deep pot drawers that you’d like to use to store dishes, use pegboard and simple wooden dowels to make sure your dishes don’t move in the drawer.

Safely store dishes in pot drawers

Image from BHG

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Install a Hidden Cutting Board

Posted by: on January 28th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 28 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you’ve love the functionality of a kitchen island but don’t have room for one, consider installing a pull-out butcher-block chopping station right over your trash can. You can chop straight on the cutting board and easily whip discards into the trash can. 

Chopping station over the trash can

Image from The Farm Chicks

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

How to Organize Miscellaneous Items

Posted by: on January 23rd, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 23 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Sometimes little areas of your home can be forgotten when you catch the organizing bug. Next time you’re out, grab a few of these wire shower hangers and use them to corral random items. Hang it on the wall, on the inside of a cabinet, or on the back of a door to organize small bathroom containers, first aid items, mail, notebooks, or anything else that might be easily lost or misplaced.

Storage and organization tips: wire shower hanger

Image from BHG

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Install a Pull-Out Shelf in Lower Cabinets

Posted by: on January 15th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 15 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Installing pull-out shelves in your lower cabinets may call for a little more work, but the payoff to this project is great! Not only are you making your cabinets more functional, you’re also adding value to your home.

Storage and Organization Tips: Add a pull-out shelf to your lower cabinets to optimize storage

Image from Martha Stewart

Follow this easy how-to to complete the project on your own.

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Turn the Cabinet Toe-Kick into Storage

Posted by: on January 7th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 7 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Rather than letting a single inch of your kitchen space be function-free, consider having your toe-kick turned into a low drawer.

Storage and organization tip: turn the toe-kick of your kitchen cabinets into a drawer

Image from Better Homes & Gardens

This idea takes a little more to execute (maybe even a hired carpenter), but in a kitchen with limited space, an investment in clever storage can help a small footprint work harder and live larger.

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

How to Organize Pot Lids

Posted by: on January 6th, 2012 | 4 Comments

Day 6 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Add a tension rod in the front of pot drawers to create an easy home for pot lids.

Storage and organization: Organize pot lids with a tension rod in your pot drawer

This clever storage idea comes from Kelly at the blog The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking — and check out her original post for even MORE ideas for organizing your kitchen.

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Create Vertical Storage for Trays and Cutting Boards

Posted by: on January 5th, 2012 | One Comment

While you’re out buying a tension rod to execute this clever organization tip, buy a second one to try this:

Day 5 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Mount tension rods vertically to create slots for cutting boards, serving platters, and trays in a pantry, cupboard, or cabinet.

Storage and organization tip: Use tension rods mounted vertically to create slots for cutting boards, trays, and serving platters.

Image from Martha Stewart

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Add Storage with Baskets above Upper Cabinets

Posted by: on January 4th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Day 4 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: In many new kitchens, upper cabinets don’t reach all the way to the ceiling, but you can still use that gap for storage. Use baskets or bins to store large, seldom-used appliances like ice cream makers or bread makers, or seasonal tablecloths and napkins.

Storage and organization tip: maximize space above upper cabinets

Image from Apartment Therapy

These fabric bins from Martha Stewart LIVING for Home Depot would add a fun pop of color, plus they’re currently on sale!

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]