Why Don’t You…?

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… paint your kitchen window trim a bright, fluorescent hue?

I loooove a good, neutral kitchen. It’s beautiful and timeless and smart – because after all, no homeowner wants to choose something overtly trendy when redecorating the most expensive space in his/her home. But sometimes, we crave a bit of… color. Life. Personality. Here’s where this brilliant trick comes in handy…

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An Eclectic Kitchen

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My parents’ kitchen is quite dated, and every time I visit, my mother proceeds to ask me no less than fifteen questions about how I’d refresh the space. Would you add pendants? Should we get rid of the built-ins? Paint the wood? And I’ve always fired off millions of answers, always lamenting that yes, those built-ins must be painted white. Must, must, must. But now that I’ve spotted the above kitchen, I have a feeling my answer will differ greatly…

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Colorize Your Kitchen

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With summer winding down, it’s time to think about spending more time in the kitchen dreaming up soups, stews and heartier meals for the upcoming winter months. What better way to transition from summer to fall than by infusing a bit of color and sunshine into your everyday kitchen tools? Here are a few I’ve got my eye on!:

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Bright Idea: Chalkboard Cabinets

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We’ve seen chalkboard everything: ceilings, headboards, dressers. But this project? This one stole my heart from the get-go. Chalkboard-covered kitchen cabinets, anyone? Yes, please.

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Bright Idea: Spotlight Your Backsplash

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Backsplashes rarely receive due praise. After all, they’re working double time to keep those walls safe and dry, fielding grease splatters and dishwater and everything between. Why not shine a spotlight in appreciation for the true star of the kitchen, the ever-functional, always-reliable backsplash?

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