Before & After: A Galley Kitchen Makeover
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) When Kitchn reader Kathryn and her husband found the weekend house of their dreams, it was perfect in almost every way. While it did have a huge garden (great for Kathryn’s intense gardening obsession), the kitchen was small and outdated… • Galley Kitchen Makeover The Kitchn
Oct 16, 2012
Using Orange in the Kitchen
Orange is lovely on a pumpkin, and just as cheerful and fun in the kitchen. Whether it’s bright and bold or muted, an accent or a full-scale commitment, orange will definitely energize mealtime. • Orange in the Kitchen Apartment Therapy
Oct 15, 2012
The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Last spring we asked for your kitchen renovation advice, and you had plenty to say! Now three professionals are sharing their views on the do’s and don’ts of kitchen design. Here’s what they say: • Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes The Kitchn
Oct 15, 2012
Review: The Handyaid Jar & Bottle Opener
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) In a world of throwaway, useless kitchen gadgets, the Handyaid stands out as something inexpensive, yet enduring. Although I only discovered it recently, I already consider it one of my essential kitchen tools. • Handyaid Jar & Bottle Opener The Kitchn
Oct 15, 2012
Why Expensive Paint Is Often Better
When it comes to paint, you get what you pay for. What is it that makes the good stuff so much better and why should you splurge? • Is Expensive Paint Better? Apartment Therapy
Oct 12, 2012
Why Pizza Makes the Best Breakfast
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The best way to have pizza for breakfast is the hot, fresh-baked way, complete with gooey egg on top. It’s also the sort of the perfect way to eat an egg, with creamy ricotta or tangy tomato sauce underneath… • Pizza For Breakfast The Kitchn
Oct 12, 2012
Before & After: Foil Finish Chest
Korrie has a passion for furniture, a passion she happily shares with her friends and community of blog readers. Though she usually find pieces to refinish herself, sometimes she benefits from what she herself calls their shared furniture addiction. This chest started out as a friend’s project, one that she passed along to Korrie when she found herself overwhelmed.
Oct 12, 2012
A Visit to Jester King: Craft Beer in Austin
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Jester King, an authentic farmhouse brewery nestled along the open landscape of Texas Hill Country, incorporates wild yeast and interesting techniques (barrel aging, natural carbonation) to elevate beer into something truly special. • A Visit to Jester King The Kitchn
Oct 12, 2012
A Creative Place for the Litter Box
A friend of mine has been moving the cat’s litter box from room to room trying to find the perfect place for it. One day she woke up inspired and followed through. The other night, she showed off her ingenious solution to me. • Creative Litter Box Apartment Therapy
Oct 11, 2012
The Undying Decor Pumpkin!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Once a year the pumpkin is transformed from a roly-poly squash into an agent of mystery. But jack-o-lanterns aren’t the scariest pumpkin iteration. Try on a few of these undying decor trends to really spook the neighbors! • Undying Decor Pumpkin The Kitchn
Oct 11, 2012
Before & After: The Power of Color
This earthy room was in need of a bit of energy. Interior designer Kirsten Krason came in and saved the space. Follow me after the jump to what she stirred up…Kirsten had a little pattern party with primary colors and brightened up this room in a big way. She kept a good amount of the furniture and added some new pieces along the journey. She splurged on a few big items like the rug, coffee table and window treatments, but then bargain hunted for other great but inexpensive finds.
Oct 11, 2012
Before & After: Kid’s Art Easel
My kids’ art easel is one of those things I could trash instantly when my kids are done using it. It’s covered in doodles and smudged with so much paint that it’s an eye sore. Then when they actually use it, I’m the happiest person on Earth, watching them create their soon-to-be-sold-by-Sotheby’s works of art.
Oct 11, 2012
Before & After: A Colorful Decoupage Game Cabinet
Board games. Where do you keep yours? In our house, they teeter unsteadily in a big pile on the top shelf of our coat closet. Admittedly, this is not really a great place for them, especially when the time comes for the kids to grab one. A nice game cabinet would be ideal. A nice, colorful, unique and all-out fun game cabinet. Like this one.Lori at Bleak 2 Unique certainly wasn’t going for a subtle makeover when she came across this cabinet.
Oct 11, 2012
25 Pretty Patterned Wallpapers
Wallpaper adds instant color, helps define your room’s style, and introduces dimension beyond the comparative flatness of paint. Settle in, here is a massive round up of modern wallpapers, organized around some vague trends. • 25 Pretty Patterned Wallpapers Apartment Therapy
Oct 11, 2012
Our Essential Kitchen Cleaning Tools
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Whether you’re setting up a kitchen for the first time or looking to pare back down to the basics, our Essentials Guides are here to help. Today we look at the cleaning tools and solutions needed to keep your kitchen in good shape! • Essential Kitchen Cleaning The Kitchn
Oct 11, 2012
All About: Drawer Dishwashers
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What are the pros and cons of dish drawers? Do you have them? What has your experience been? • All About Drawer Dishwashers The Kitchn
Oct 10, 2012
The Appeal of Teal in the Kitchen
Dark, moody teal. While it might not be your first thought for a kitchen, it sure does work. Pair it with some warm wood accents and you have yourself a cozy room. • Teal Kitchens Apartment Therapy
Oct 10, 2012
Healthy Habits for a Good Night’s Sleep
How you get ready for bed is just as important as how you wake up, if not more. Ending the day with letting everything go from the past, present and future can often be the most difficult task you face all day. • Get A Good Night’s Sleep Apartment Therapy
Oct 10, 2012
Throw a Parks & Rec Style Halloween Party
Last year on Parks & Rec, April and Andy threw a blow-out Halloween shindig. They remembered vampire teeth, blood capsules, and spiderwebs, but forgot to let their roommate Ben know they were throwing a party… • Parks & Rec Halloween Apartment Therapy
Oct 9, 2012
15 Recipes for Pizza, Flatbread, and More!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Do you love pizza? We certainly do! Are you ready to make your first pizza of the season? Maybe you’d like to try to make pizza for the first time ever? Here is some of our best pizza inspiration: • Pizza and Beyond! The Kitchn
Oct 9, 2012
Big Color in Small Spaces
Painting your walls can totally transform a space, but here’s a reminder that even small doses of color can have major impact. • Big Color in Small Spaces Apartment Therapy
Oct 9, 2012
A Visit to the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) A week ago Faith was in Venice, Italy, for a short trip, and of course she had to check out the market while she was there! The most famous market, the Rialto, of necessity has something of a tourist flair. Take a peek! • Rialto Market, Venice The Kitchn
Oct 9, 2012
A Faster, Easier Way to Chop Herbs
(Image credit: Faith Durand) Here’s a great little tip we picked up at a cooking class in Paris a couple years ago — a faster, easier way to mince fresh herbs. It’s so easy we wondered why we had never thought of it! (Classic sign of a good tip, right?) • Faster Way to Chop
Oct 8, 2012
10 Sources for Removable Wallpaper
The thought of applying wallpaper to smooth and clean walls used to make one shudder. But these days there’s a lot of removable wallpaper on the market – so whether you have a short attention span or you’re in a rental, you can still get in on the fun. • Removable Wallpaper Apartment Therapy
Oct 8, 2012
A Closer Look at Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair
While other midcentury designers were molding chairs from new materials like steel and plastic, Hans Wegner stuck with a classic — wood. He created many designs in wood, but none have had the staying power of the Wishbone Chair. • The Wishbone Chair Apartment Therapy
Oct 8, 2012
What Do You Make of Divorce or Breakup Showers
When you breakup with a live-in love it’s not unusual to suddenly find yourself without half of your stuff. Many people are throwing their friends breakup showers. What do you make of this? • Divorce/Breakup Showers Apartment Therapy
Oct 5, 2012
How To Use the Fridge Humidity Drawers
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Have you solved the mystery of the humidity drawer in your fridge? Last week, after seeing carrots and cucumbers not survive their time in these cryogenic chambers, we figured we had to look into how to use them properly. • Fridge Humidity Drawers The Kitchn
Oct 5, 2012
Inspiring Boldly Colored Countertops
Brightly colored countertops aren’t a choice for the faint of heart. The cost and permanence makes them a bold statement, but if done right they show off a homeowner’s fun and carefree personality. • Boldly Colored Countertops Apartment Therapy
Oct 5, 2012
Before & After: Vintage Tea Cart Transformed
When Heather found this tea cart, it was hiding in the back corner of a garage, cobwebby, dirty, and even a little water damaged. Despite the dilapidated appearance, the structure was solid, and Heather knew just how to reinvigorate this piece of history to make it work in her home.Yup — Heather transformed her tea cart into a bar cart, a lovely marriage of past function and present need in her home.
Oct 5, 2012
The Kitchn Is Hiring
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Are you an avid home cook and reader of The Kitchn? Do you enjoy blogging, photography, and sharing your own family kitchen adventures? We are hiring a new contributor for the site. Interested? Read on to see what we’re looking for. • The Kitchn Is Hiring The Kitchn
Oct 5, 2012
How To Successfully Rent Out Your Home
This summer a number of my friends rented out their homes. After an extensive poll and some crazy stories, I’ve compiled their suggestions into a guide to renting out your space. • Renting Out Your Home Apartment Therapy
Oct 4, 2012
10 Unique Veggie Burger Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Beans and grains, we love you in veggie burgers, but we’re asking you to take a backseat for this one. Like the name implies, the star ingredients in these 10 recipes are all vegetables, from beets and micro sprouts to broccoli and corn. • Unique Veggie Burgers The Kitchn
Oct 4, 2012
How To Pick, Cook & Eat Brussels Sprouts
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The time for Brussels sprouts is nigh, my friends! I’ll be having Brussels sprouts roasted, pan-seared, steamed, and hashed from now until they disappear into from market shelves. • All About Brussels Sprouts The Kitchn
Oct 4, 2012
Indoor Vertical Gardening Tips
In the lobby of our hotel in San Diego I noticed an impressive vertical indoor garden. I was able to get a few details about the setup and tips for how to make your own vertical garden at home. • Indoor Vertical Gardening Apartment Therapy
Oct 4, 2012
Stylish Electric Kettles
My electric kettle is used daily which is why it’s awarded a permanent spot on the counter. Americans have a smaller range of choices than Europeans, but there are still good-looking ones around. • Stylish Electric Kettles Apartment Therapy
Oct 3, 2012
All About: Terracotta Kitchen Floor Tiles
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) How do terracotta floor tiles perform and hold up in a kitchen? Do you have terracotta tiles in your kitchen? Share your experiences with us! • Terracotta Kitchen Tiles The Kitchn
Oct 3, 2012
10 Minty Fresh Kitchens
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Are you reminded of your grandmother’s kitchen when you see mint green cabinets? The color mint is definitely a little retro-feeling, but like all things vintage, at some point it’s bound to make a comeback. • 10 Minty Fresh Kitchens The Kitchn
Oct 3, 2012
Tap It: Pumpkin Keg
Nothing says October like a pumpkin full of beer! Here’s an adaptation of a summery watermelon keg for the fall season. • Pumpkin Keg Apartment Therapy
Oct 3, 2012
20 Ways To Eat Fall Vegetables for Dinner
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) October blew in the door last night, and here we are, anticipating the bounty of fall vegetables. What if you want to make autumn vegetables play the star? Here are 20 ideas to put vegetables in the center of your table tonight. • Fall Vegetables for Dinner The Kitchn
Oct 2, 2012
Are You Embracing the Exposed Bulb?
Clean, minimalist, industrial or unfinished, harsh, bare? Exposed bulbs are making a comeback, and while some embrace the trend, others would rather put a lampshade on it. • Embracing the Exposed Bulb? Apartment Therapy
Oct 2, 2012
How To Make Vegetable Stock
(Image credit: Emma Christensen) Every time we make vegetable stock, we wonder why we ever bother buying it in the store. It’s so easy! Chop up some vegetables, cover with water, and simmer. Done. And all in just a little over an hour. • How To Make Vegetable Stock The Kitchn
Oct 2, 2012
A Closer Look at the Artichoke Lamp
DWR calls it “the consummate modernist chandelier”. Designed in 1958 the PH Artichoke Lamp is perhaps the most recognizable and coveted of modern light fixtures. • The Artichoke Lamp Apartment Therapy
Oct 2, 2012
Understated, Luxurious Italian Kitchen Tiles
This past week I took a trip to Venice, Italy, and this included a short jaunt to Bologna to check out the huge European tile show, CERSAIE. I came away with serious tile lust for a particular luxury Italian tile company. • Italian Tile for the Kitchen The Kitchn
Oct 1, 2012
How To Be a Good Overnight Guest
Recently a friend was driving through our area so we invited him to stay the night. Almost two weeks later, he’s still here.What is appropriate behavior for a house guest? Here are a few basics for being a good guest. • Be A Good Guest Apartment Therapy
Oct 1, 2012
Before & After: A Victorian Bathroom Gets a 21st Century Update
Many of us complain about our sub-par, bad taste bathrooms and wish for something updated and modern. But let’s be honest, how many of us have started out with this degree of bad? Follow me after the jump to see how April left the 1800’s behind…Photographer April Cochran-Smith chose to go with a clean, bright, and cheery look for her bathroom, using a white palette and bold, unexpected primaries.
Oct 1, 2012
What Are Your Top 5 Freezer Essentials?
What constitutes a “well-stocked freezer” depends a lot on where we live, how we cook and entertain, and how big our freezers are. What are your essentials? Here are five of my own. • Top 5 Freezer Essentials The Kitchn
Oct 1, 2012
Before & After: Vintage Settee Makeover
Julie was lucky enough to find this matching pair of settees for her sun room on sale for a mere $10! Though she didn’t love the dark wood and dated fabric, she did love the lines and function of these pieces, which she knew could be updated to work in her room.A couple of coats of white paint later, and the bases are lighter and brighter. Julie selected a new floral fabric and redid the upholstery to give these settees a new lease on life.
Oct 1, 2012
A Closer Look at the TrippTrapp Chair
It’s hard to believe the Tripp Trapp chair has been around for four decades as it still feels thoroughly modern. The chair is at home in any style of decor: from country farmhouses to chic penthouses. • TrippTrapp Chair Apartment Therapy
Oct 1, 2012