3 Lessons You Can Steal from This Fancy-Pants Butler’s Pantry — Pantries to Pin

(Image credit: Dana Wheelock)

Most of us will never have a butler's pantry, let alone a kitchen that is half as nice (or organized) as this one. Not only is this fancy-pants Minnesota butler's pantry fun to look at, but it also has some smart ideas that are worth stealing for your own, normal-person kitchen.

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The Coolest Way to Paint Your Tiny Kitchen on a Budget — Kitchen Projects

It seems to me that I'm always one or two steps behind my peers in the general scheme of things. My friends have beautiful homes with expansive kitchens and adorable children and handsome, hard-working husbands, and I'm over here in my tiny house that I rent, single, and I can't even keep a plant alive. I realize that everyone gets there (wherever there is) in their own time, but I wanted to do something that would inspire me on a daily basis and remind me that there are big things out there, even while I was standing in my tiny kitchen.


Memorable Kitchens in Cinematic History — Food on Film

If movies are a visual feast for the senses, movie kitchens satisfy a different kind of craving. More than medicine chests or bedrooms, kitchens feed our voyeuristic curiosity about the day-to-day lives of the fictional characters on the silver screen. In honor of the Oscars, I thought I'd take a stroll through the hallowed celluloid halls (and pantries) and offer up some of the most memorable kitchens in recent cinematic history.


5 Ways to Make Your House Smell Amazing — Housekeeping Tips from The Kitchn

If you're like us, your home starts to get a little stale this time of year. Your pine-scented Christmas tree is long gone, and it's too cold to open the windows. So how do you freshen things up? Naturally we have a few ideas, from DIY candles to recipes guaranteed to make your home smell amazing.


Why There Is Always a Comfy Spot for My Pets in the Kitchen — Pets in the Kitchen

Dog wearing a Beatles wig
The fifth Beatle ... or my dog?

As an introvert, I don't always love cooking with other people, but I always love cooking with my pets in the kitchen. Some people find the idea of an animal in the kitchen unsanitary — all that fur! Those dirty paws! — but for me, having to give the counters an extra wipe-down is worth it for the presence of the quietest, least judgmental, silliest, and most useless sous chefs a gal could ask for.


How I Reset Myself (and My Kitchen) in January — January Reset

I don't do New Year's resolutions, although I understand the impulse. The year is young and fresh, the feasting season is past, and in the quiet of early January there is more space to take a deep breath and have a look around — both internally and externally — and ask what is going well and what could use a little work?

But resolutions are often about setting up lofty goals and unrealistic expectations, so instead I like to engage in a few small tasks and rituals to set me in a direction that feels wholesome and supportive. I begin this process in the kitchen, the heart of my home and the center of most of my activity.


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