Resources for Better Kitchens

24 Smart Organizing Ideas for Your Kitchen
Tips for a clutter free, organized kitchen include the following, and much more: Use a lazy Susan to house sticky or spillable food items, give cookbooks shelf space, hang aprons, pot holders, dish towels, etc. on pegs (but away from the stove), arrange kitchenware by frequency of use, with everyday dishes on the easiest-to-reach shelves, group smaller object by purpose and assign to specific cabinets, designate a cooking zone around the stove and store pots and pans close to the range, keep plastic bags and wrapping goether in a drawer near the refrigerator, keep essential tools together and within easy reach for food prep, file plastic containers and their tops in orderly zones in the same draw to find them easily, use lid racks to store the tops to various pots and pans, install sliding shelf organizers, and use drawer organizers to keep cutlery separated.

Home Decorating Math
Most home decorators need to work within a budget. But in order to figure out what you'll spend, you first have to know what you need. This Math in Daily Life page on home decorating on the Annenberg Learner site provides formulas and easy-to-understand charts and figures to help you measure your floor plan, cabinetry, countertops, lighting preferences and more.

Kitchen Decorating Styles on brings you this huge collection of kitchen decorating ideas. This includes a New Mexico kitchen style where a custom vintage design is mixed with a new, fresh approach; a modern New Mexico kitchen with vibrant colors that add a strong impact; a kitchen using wood ceiling overhead and a wood floor; a California kitchen with appliances and other accents; a restaurant-style kitchen, a so-called chef's Kitchen, and a single-color kitchen. You will also have an idea on the four basic kitchen layouts - the galley shape, the L-shape, the U-shape, and the G-shape.

Ceramic Tiles for Every Style
The site provides design ideas to decorate all your spaces with ceramic tiles: the inspiration needed to help you coordinate the colors, play with the textures, choose the designs, and match the different sizes. Use home decoration photographs available to walk through the home interiors and exteriors, the master bathrooms, the new kitchens and living rooms, one after another. Find inspiration and fresh room decorating ideas with ceramic and porcelain tiles by clicking on the pictures. The interior design gallery shows many bathroom and kitchen remodeling options and styles.

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