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Kitchen Before & After: A Hand-Built Shelving Unit Fills a Blank Kitchen Wall — Reader Kitchen Project

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Catharine, an architect, and Jonathan, a industrial designer, live in a one-bedroom, 550-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. When they moved in, they decided that everything in their apartment had to be either handmade or free. "While we do have one or two things we bought (like an IKEA shelf for $15), most of the furniture is either handmade, a street find, or a hand-me-down," says Catharine. "Not only have we saved money, but the apartment is specialized for and by us."

The kitchen shelving unit you're about to see is the result of this commitment to handmade. No more empty, unused wall space! See what this stretch of wall looks like now:

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Kitchen Before & After: A Hand-Built Shelving Unit Fills a Blank Kitchen Wall — Reader Kitchen Project

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Catharine, an architect, and Jonathan, a industrial designer, live in a one-bedroom, 550-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. When they moved in, they decided that everything in their apartment had to be either handmade or free. "While we do have one or two things we bought (like an IKEA shelf for $15), most of the furniture is either handmade, a street find, or a hand-me-down," says Catharine. "Not only have we saved money, but the apartment is specialized for and by us."

The kitchen shelving unit you're about to see is the result of this commitment to handmade. No more empty, unused wall space! See what this stretch of wall looks like now:

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The Best Moments of the Cooking Cure: And Tell Us How It Went For You! — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

This past March we introduced The Cooking Cure, a four week guide to get you excited again about cooking. Whether you were just in a cooking rut or always seemed to be ordering in for dinner, The Cooking Cure was designed to help you cook all your meals by breaking down your cooking habits, helping with advance planning, and adding a little imagination to your food.

How did The Cooking Cure go for you? Here were some of the highlights from the #cookingcure hashtag across social media for the entire month of March. Get inspired!

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Our Readers Take The Cooking Cure: Here’s How Day 19 Went for Them — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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As we near the end of the 21 meal challenge of The Cooking Cure, we asked our readers to tackle leftovers. You see, leftovers are a friend in many ways for lunch and dinners, but not always the most exciting of options. By instituting a plan of how and when to use your leftovers, cooking at home becomes easier and fun.

We checked out the #cookingcure hashtag to see how The Cooking Cure is going for you — here are some highlights!

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Our Readers Take The Cooking Cure: Here’s How Day 18 Went for Them — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

Yesterday for The Cooking Cure we asked our readers to make a list of "stuff I like to eat" so that when all else fails, you have this list to back you up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stock your fridge with a few of your favorites so you always have a little something to eat when your cooking motivation is low.

We checked out the #cookingcure hashtag to see how The Cooking Cure is going for you — here are some highlights!

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Our Readers Take The Cooking Cure: Here’s How Day 17 Went for Them — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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Yesterday for The Cooking Cure we asked our readers to take 5 minutes to think about their meals for the rest of the week. While Monday and Tuesday might be a breeze for meal plans, the rest of the week can be tough. The idea is to take 5 minutes now so you can eat better later.

We checked out the #cookingcure hashtag to see how The Cooking Cure is going for you — here are some highlights!

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