Inspiring Kitchens

3 of the Most Organized Kitchen Command Centers We’ve Ever Seen — Storage Smarts

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When you have kids, keeping everyone (and all their stuff) organized can feel like a full-time job. Between grocery shopping, appointments, after-school activities, permission slips, and art projects, there's a serious need for a landing zone for all that stuff. If you're not careful, that landing zone might just turn out to be your kitchen island.

The solution? Craft up a clever "command center" that has a place for everything so you stay organized and on top of things from the start. Take inspiration from one of these ingenious (homemade!) solutions.


10 Brilliant Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Space Out of a Small Kitchen — Small Space Kitchens

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When you're short on kitchen space, you have to be extra creative in coming up with ways to maximize the square footage you do have. And while there are tons of smart kitchen organizing hacks out there, you may find that many don't even apply to your snug space (NYC apartment dwellers, we're looking at you!).

That's why we've done the work for you and rounded up 10 pretty brilliant organizing solutions that are small space-approved.


You Have to See This Pretty, Peachy Pink Kitchen — Peachy Keen

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Peach! It's practically the color of summer, right? Whether you're searing them on the grill or freezing them into a rich peach pie ice cream, juicy peaches likely have a constant presence in your kitchen from June to August. But if you've never thought about painting your kitchen walls in the kind-of-pink, kind-of-orange shade, this Barcelona kitchen, from Cargo Collective, might inspire you to change that.


Look at the Prettiest Drawers to Ever Exist in a Kitchen! — Kitchen Design

We're big fans of drawers — instead of lower cabinets — in the kitchen. They often result in more storage space, and they make it easy to see all the contents. (And they're just an unexpected thing to find, as most kitchens have one drawer and then a cabinet — not a row of drawers.)

So you can imagine how excited we got when we saw this kitchen, belonging to Anya Kassoff, the blogger behind Golubka Kitchen. Just look at those drawers! For starters, they're drawers! They're also made out of vintage fruit crates, making them the perfect place to store all sorts of farmers market finds.


9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines — The Farmhouse Kitchen

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We've heard a lot of haters complain that Joanna Gaines (the decorator half of Fixer Upper, HGTV's hit home renovation show based in Waco, Texas) makes every kitchen look the same. While she does have a very specific farmhouse style — with lots of white, shiplap, and oversized clocks — she also has plenty of range and great ideas. Don't believe us? Just check out these final projects and all the great ideas.


Beyond Subway Tile: 10 of the Prettiest Backsplashes We’ve Ever Seen — Kitchen Design

We love subway tile as much as the next home cook, but it's not the end all be all when it comes to kitchen backsplash options. If you're looking for some inspiration for your soon-to-be renovated space, or you just want to ogle some pretty kitchens, check out these beautiful subway tile alternatives — in real kitchens! — and prepare to swoon.


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