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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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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 While many are made of beautiful and new-fangled materials, cutting boards were originally made of wood.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. How Can I Clean My Wooden Chopping Board? Here are ways to clean your chopping board. Cleaning …

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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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