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101 Custom Kitchen Design Ideas (Pictures)

Thanks for visiting our main kitchen design page where you can search thousands of kitchen design ideas. This is where we feature everything from luxury kitchens to budget-friendly kitchens and everything in between… in every conceivable style (i.e. rustic kitchens), size (i.e. small kitchens) and color (i.e. white kitchens). We suggest bookmarking this page because as …

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30 Wild Waterfall Kitchen Island Design Ideas

The waterfall island style offers a sleek, seamless surface from top to bottom! Okay, waterfall-style kitchen islands are not really wild but they are more striking in many ways. In case you’re wondering, a waterfall kitchen island is one where the top surface seamlessly continues down the side(s). Here are 30 examples of kitchen islands …

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Why aren’t Kitchen Sink Workstations More Popular than they Are?

A few years back Kohler released what became a popular kitchen sink; it was the beginning of what is now known as the kitchen sink workstation (a different kind of kitchen sink to be sure… keep reading). It’s the Kohler K-5540 Undermount Workstation – here’s a photo from Amazon. Since then, Kohler has released more …

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Hottest Trends in Kitchen Design for 2023 (By an Interior Designer)

This is a joint article with contributions by both Keely Smith and Michelle Fair for a multiple projections and ideas. Another year, another set of kitchen design trends. Trends don’t pop up overnight; they percolate or materialize over time.  The key to spotting trends, whether kitchen design, bathroom design and even fashion is being able …

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16 Clever Multi-Functional Kitchen Island Features You Can Incorporate for a More Useful Kitchen Island

In addition to the usual kitchen island features such as seating and counter space, with a bit of planning you can add a good number of cool island features to get more out of your island.  These islands are referred to as multi-functional kitchen islands. Here are some ideas. 1. Garbage/recycling storage This is what …

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How to Measure for Kitchen Backsplash Installation

Are you renovating your kitchen, or would you like to replace an old or damaged backsplash? You will need to know the correct amount of tile to order, and to do this, you will need to measure your backsplash. Measuring for tile is easy. A measuring tape and some calculations will give you the answer …

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The 10 Best Kitchen Faucet Brands (Experts Weigh In)

Introducing the Best Kitchen Faucet Brands  I’m a person who has moved over 30 times in my life. This means that I’m exceptionally good at packing, I’m even better at unpacking, and it also means that I’ve experienced so many different variations of apartments and all the little unique things that come with living in …

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The Best Place to Put Your Garbage Container in the Kitchen

We got lucky with a few things about our house when we bought it this year.  None of them were the reason we bought it but we’re liking them.  Specifically, it came with a sauna. I love that. It wasn’t a requirement but it’s sure nice. Another bonus about our house is the kitchen garbage …

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How are Cabinet Hinges Measured? (5 Easy Steps)

DIY enthusiasts know that using cabinet hinges is a precise woodworking task. Measuring cabinet hinges is an essential part of the process. You must know the sizes of the cabinet frame to understand what kind of cabinet hinges you need. There are many hinges to choose from, each used for specific designs. Cabinet hinges are …

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How Hot Do Wood Stoves Get?

Winter is always either here or right around the corner. Advances in wood stove design have made the appliances more efficient for heating compared to the older models. According to Penn State University, a wood stove could provide a massive discount compared to electricity or natural gas. A wood stove is a major appliance that …

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30 Different Types of Kitchen Knives – Do You Know Them All?

Quicklist: Types of Kitchen Knives Boning Knife Bread Knife Butter Knife Carving Knife Cheese Knife Chef’s Knife Clam Knife Cleaver Deli Knife Dessert Knife Devein Knife Diner Knife Fillet Knife Frozen Food Knife Granton Edge Knife Grapefruit Knife Jamonero Knife Oyster Knife Paring Knife Peeling Knife Santoku Knife Steak Knife Tomato Slicing Knife Dao Bao …

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What is Freezer Burn? Causes? How to Prevent It?

You’ve experienced freezer burn. You open your freezer, and pull out your favorite food. You are disappointed to discover that it looks much different than it did when you put it in.  Perhaps it’s covered in ice crystals, or the color of the food has changed. Perhaps you consider throwing it out, or perhaps you …

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22 Different Kitchen Cabinet Accessories – Ultimate List

Kitchen cabinet accessories are only limited to our imagination and range from recycling bin roll-out to hidden wine racks, utensil storage, and more.  If you’re like me, an organized cabinet means peace of mind and greater functionality. Everything is in its rightful place and there’s no clutter. Also, accessories below me to know where everything …

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What is Freezer Paper? What’s it Used For?

In appearance, freezer paper is similar to parchment paper, but closer inspection reveals a polyethylene covering on one side. Freezer paper is perfect for freezing food, especially meats, because of its coating, preventing frost buildup and freezer burn. Paper is crucial in all phases of the food service industry, from transporting to storing and presenting …

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31 Different Types of Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Quicklist: Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Aluminum Antique Finish Bar Handles Bin Pulls Bow Handles Brass Bronze Brushed Finish Ceramic Chrome Contemporary Copper Cremone Bolts Crystal Cup Handles Edge Profile Glass Handle Pulls Handleless Iron Knobs Marble Nickel Plastic Porcelain Resin Solid Wood Stainless Steel Traditional Transitional Zinc Most of us spend the majority of our time …

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Are Glass Cutting Boards Good?

Glass cutting boards are aesthetically beautiful, but are they just style over substance? While they look more appealing than wood or plastic cutting boards, unfortunately, looks are all they have. Glass cutting boards will dull and roll knife edges, are slippery, and could potentially break. Keep reading, and I’ll explain why glass cutting boards are …

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What Size/Dimensions are Most Cutting Boards? How Thick?

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” said celebrity chef Julia Child. She also said “You’re alone in the kitchen.” She was encouraging and forgiving of people who made small mistakes while cooking. However, there are some mistakes in the kitchen you should never make. One is cross contamination. This is the …

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How to Pick Hardware for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing hardware for your kitchen cabinets is not as easy a task as one might think. The hardware in your kitchen references any knobs or pulls you have on your kitchen cabinets and drawers throughout. How you want your kitchen to appear in style and functionality is at the core of your decision-making. Depending on …

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What Oil Should be Used on Cutting Boards?

Cutting Boards are Kitchen Essentials. While many are made of beautiful and new-fangled materials, cutting boards were originally made of wood. Many still consider the wood cutting board the professional’s choice.   It may seem surprising to learn that a cutting board (or a simple slab of wood) would need maintenance.  But the truth is …

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Should You Put a Sink on Your Kitchen Island? We’ve Had Islands With and Without a Sink: This is What I Suggest

Two houses ago we had a spectacular galley kitchen with one long, massive kitchen island with a sink. 3 weeks ago we moved into a new house with a large kitchen island with no sink. I now know firsthand the pros and cons of having a kitchen island with a sink.   My preferred kitchen island …

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What Oils Are Good for Wood Cutting Boards?

Whether reconditioning a cutting board you currently have or dressing a new one, they need to be oiled no matter the wood from which they are made. Woodcutting boards can become dry with use and constant washing. If you neglect to oil them, they get dry, brittle, and can delaminate if they are neglected for …

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How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash (12 Considerations)

Have you checked recently just how many different kitchen backsplash options are out there?  Choice is great and all, and I’d take too much choice over not enough, but at some point it becomes overwhelming. We just bought a new house. The kitchen is spectacular but we want to put our personal flavor into the …

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Can Wood Cutting Boards Go in the Dishwasher?

It might be tempting to submerge your wooden cutting board in the dishwasher. But, it isn’t a good idea. Wood can splinter, warp and even break when exposed to moisture and high heat in a long washing cycle. Related To: Do Dishwashers Save Water? How Can I Clean My Wooden Chopping Board? Here are ways …

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How Many Cutting Boards Should You Have?

You might not know this, but you should always have 4 cutting boards at all times. Use separate cutting boards when preparing raw meat and veggies. To keep your kitchen as sanitary as possible, it’s best to designate one cutting board just for veggies, another just for meat, and two backups.  Cutting meats on the …

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Are Wood Cutting Boards Sanitary?

Many people have several wooden cutting boards in their kitchen—one for fruits and vegetables, one for raw meat, and maybe one or two more. But why do people use them? It’s not just because they’re pretty to look at; it’s also because wooden cutting boards are sanitary and safer than plastic ones if cleaned correctly.  …

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What Wood is Best for Cutting Boards?

“When choosing what wood is best for cutting boards, go with what the pro chefs recommend and choose maple. Hands down, maple wooden cutting boards are my go-to choice.” I knew I had officially transformed into a real adult when I became enthralled with a beautiful cutting board. The smooth expanse of end-grain walnut and maple, …

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How Often Should You Clean Your Coffee Maker?

There’s nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning. It wakes us up, helps to get our day started, and tastes great. But did you know having an unclean coffee maker can actually affect the taste and quality of your coffee? Build up of minerals and organics in the coffee maker can also …

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How often should you clean your kitchen sink?

The kitchen sink for many families is the heart of the kitchen. You’d be surprised to know however it is the second dirtiest space in your kitchen. It’s where we wash the cake batter off of our hands, defrost the frozen chicken, and begrudgingly clean up the dishes after cooking a nice meal. All of …

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How often should you clean your dishwasher?

It might sound unnecessary to deep clean a machine that’s function is to clean. After all, your dishwasher cleans your dishes, so it must be clean right? In a perfect world maybe, but in reality, our dishwashers can get even dirtier than the dishes we put in them. This can not only create cloudy and …

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Why were paper towels invented? History and evolution of the paper towel

While we use paper towels today to clean up a number of accidents, the invention of the paper towel itself was too an accident. Ever since their accidental invention, paper towels have greatly reduced the spread of germs and disease, as well as cleaning up a few messes along the way. The paper towel lets …

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Is a Butcher Block Surface on Kitchen Island a Good Idea?

If you are interested in using a butcher block for cooking, then no. However, a butcher block is great for presentation and eye appeal. The material that goes into the making of a butcher block is not sustainable for the long term. It is typically a softwood that is likely to endure knife cuts, molds, …

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