Kitchen Island Pendants

Our 2008 oak kitchen when we moved in. I painted the ceiling, the cabinets and replaced hardware. I removed the microwave and added a pretty range hood instead. There was still this perplexing box over the island with recessed lighting in it. It must have been considered decorative at some point in time…. but no […]

Updated Kitchen Hardware

A quick and simple way to update your kitchen is by updating the hardware. Period. Tiny knobs or no hardware at all dates the kitchen and is a simple fix. I personally like to bring some black into every room as my classic neutral so I chose black hardware. Metal trends seem to come and […]

DIY Range Hood Cover

We’ve come a long way updating this kitchen! Let’s back up a bit and I’ll share a “before” photo featuring oak cabs and one enormous microwave. This big honking microwave above our oven made me crazy. I didn’t want a microwave to be the focal point of our kitchen. The microwave was “installed” so I […]

Spice Organization

Organizing my spices has been a trouble area of mine for some time. I’ve tried many options over the years such as placing spices in a drawer, on risers or lazy Susan’s. None seemed to maximize space or remain near and orderly. Single and double decker lazy Susan’s have worked the best for me as […]

Pantry Organization- Step 1

While purging and organizing a client’s kitchen recently the pantry was not to be overlooked. If you are lucky enough to have a pantry this is prime real estate and you want to use it wisely. My first crack at the space was just sorting and finding themes. Relocate items so the like items are […]