Articles in: Kitchen

Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas: How to Throw a No Fuss Fall Dinner

Posted by: on October 16th, 2014 | 5 Comments

Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas: How to Throw a No Fuss Fall Dinner

Fall and holiday entertaining is supposed to be fun. And it is! But being a great host can become overwhelming without a few tricks. Lindsay Jackman, author of The White Buffalo Trading Co., has some terrific Thanksgiving entertaining ideas for us in the form of a fall entertaining guide. She has the game plan for you, along with some great fall decorating ideas and a simple DIY candelabra. 

This is her contribution to our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We’ve sent some of the best lifestyle bloggers on the web some Home Depot fall decorations and let the bloggers work their magic creating practical decorating ideas and projects.

Take a look at Lindsay’s entertaining tips, and you’ll be ready to throw a great dinner party with a minimum of fuss, leaving more time for you to actually enjoy yourself.

Fall is finally here! Pumpkins fill the stores, the air is finally crisp (if only at night in the south), and pumpkin baked goods are all I can think about! Everything feels festive and something about the season just makes me want to entertain.

I love throwing a dinner party and setting a beautiful table for friends to gather round. But so often, it becomes a huge production and I end up wishing I hadn’t thrown the party to begin with!

Follow my simple fall entertaining guide filled with the tips I’ve learned to make fall entertaining easy and fun not only for your guests, but for you!

Prepare in Advance

Fall Decorating Ideas

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DIY Glass Cabinet Doors

Posted by: on February 20th, 2014 | 11 Comments

DIY Glass Cabinet Doors

Adding glass doors to existing shelves is a great way to upgrade the look of the room. You can store away your glassware when it’s not in use, but you still get the benefit of its eye-appeal.

Jennifer Bridgman of the home improvement blog The Chronicles of Home says you can make your own DIY glass cabinet doors. That’s exactly what she did in her home. And as you can see, her shelves with custom-built glass cabinet doors look smashing.  

Here’s her step-by-step tutorial, along with lots of photos of how she built the cabinet doors.   

The kitchen in my new house has a great little eating nook with built-in bookshelves on either side of the windows.  All the extra shelving is great for storage but as I started putting some glassware away on the shelves I realized the open style was going to be a dusting nightmare.

Who wants to add dusting all of your glassware, piece by piece, to your weekly cleaning list?

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Inspired: Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by: on February 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kitchen Storage Ideas: Six Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Keeping a tidy kitchen can not only make cooking meals at home just a little bit easier, but also a lot more pleasant. Get your kitchen organized, with plenty of good storage space, you might find yourself spending less money on eating out. Here are six kitchen storage ideas that will cut the clutter and create a well-organized kitchen where cooking is a pleasure.

 

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Keeping pots, pans and lids together is one of the biggest obstacles to organizing your kitchen. Our solution is the two-tiered Rev-A-Shelf X-Large Cookware Organizer. It helps you store pots and pans while maximizing the most out of your cabinet space. Say goodbye to reorganizing pots, pans or lids every time you take one off the shelf.

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5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 14th, 2014 | 11 Comments

5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas: Mason Jars and Clamps

 

 

 

Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too.

 

How much stuff do you have cluttering the counters in your bathroom? Makeup products, cotton swabs, toothpaste, moisturizer… seems like bathroom counters are always collecting lots little things. Reclaim counter space in your bathroom with this clever storage idea:  Attach hose clamps to a wooden board and bolt that to the wall. Clamp mason jars to the board for a unique bathroom organization solution.

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4 Staples of Modern Kitchen Decor

Posted by: on September 30th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Must haves for a modern kitchen design

 

When you tackle a kitchen renovation, you have to consider the kinds of finishes and fixtures you’ll use. Elsewhere in our Inspired series, we showed you some style staples of a cottage kitchen. Here we’re focusing on what goes into a modern kitchen decor.

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Kitchen Design: 4 Staples of Traditional Kitchens

Posted by: on September 11th, 2013 | 7 Comments

Design elements of traditional kitchens

 

Traditional elements, functional workspaces, and top-notch appliances are a guaranteed recipe for success in a kitchen renovation project, and that’s why we rounded up a few classic wins in kitchen design. When you’re planning a kitchen remodel and looking to inject traditional charm into your kitchen, here are top four favorite ways to do it. These are four staples of traditional kitchens.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment
Bathroom decorated in a light green neutral color scheme

Paint color above is Behr’s Spirit Whisper #420A-2

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they aren’t bold doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some of our favorite ways to use neutral wall colors in a more interesting way:

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4 Staples of Cottage Kitchens

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2013 | 4 Comments

Four Staples of Cottage Kitchens

 

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation in the coming months, then you’ve probably been researching styles and various decorative elements that you could put into your new space. In today’s installment of Inspired, we pulled together a few of our favorite kitchen design elements for cottage kitchens, one of the more popular styles for this hardworking space.

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Inspired: Wall Clocks

Posted by: on August 26th, 2013 | Make A Comment

An inspiration board rounding up various decorative wall clocks

 

We love the way wall clocks can lend both function and an interesting focal point to any room, from the bathroom to an entry, and even the kitchen! We rounded up a few of our favorites — there’s something suitable for every style and space!

CLASSIC WALL CLOCKS:

The GE Night Light in Wood Finish looks classic, but it glows warmly at night for added function. The gorgeous 18-inch Wooden Wall clock has a beautiful finish and classically styled arms for a look that lends elegance to a room. For a slightly different look, the Home Decorators Collection Fusca wall clock has a chalky finish that looks traditional but still distinct.

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Inspired: 4 Growing Trends in Kitchen Design

Posted by: on August 19th, 2013 | Make A Comment

An inspiration board showing growing trends in kitchen design

It’s no secret that functional storage is a must-have when it comes to the busiest room in the home, the kitchen. That’s why we weren’t surprised when our team of kitchen designers shared their list of trending kitchen design elements — they all focus on efficient storage options! When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, here are some kitchen design ideas you should consider.

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On-counter storage cabinets, shelves, and even drawers are a growing trend. While it may seem counter intuitive to slash counter space for extra storage, there are certain parts of the kitchen that might not necessarily benefit from having that extra square foot of counter space. Take the above space, for example. A tucked away corner often gets cluttered and doesn’t necessarily make for the most useable counter space. Here, it’s outfitted with a couple of drawers and a cabinet.

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