Fruit flies are the scourge of the summer kitchen. With plenty of ripe fruit sitting out on the counters, my kitchen has been attracting these little flies for the past couple weeks, so I decided to search this site for a solution. A trick recommended again and again by readers in the comments ended up being the quickest, easiest way to rid my kitchen of these pesky flies.
Oh my word. How much do I love this kitchen? It's everything I want a kitchen to be: Bright, light, and big enough without being too big. Come take a peek inside Elizabeth and David's Los Angeles kitchen...
Kitchens have all sorts of things going on in them: large appliances like refrigerators and ranges, possibly seating at an island or table, an area for washing , a place to throw things away. Given all of these programmatic requirements, it's a wonder such symmetry can be achieved as seen here:
When I think of Antonio Ballatore I imagine bright pink and bold design. Luckily, those two things can be found throughout his house and more specifically in his kitchen. He's created a funky and fresh kitchen that meets all of his needs and makes a huge impact.
My husband likes to mock-complain that my kitchen storage has taken over more and more of our house. Not content with our narrow kitchen cupboards, I converted a coat closet into a bright pantry, and then turned my attention to the dining room, where a big red cabinet and a sideboard now hold most of our dishes and glassware. I admit I may have a dish problem (I have the excuse of buying just one more "for work!") but that aside, I have found that the a small kitchen is often not the best place to store dishes anyway. Where do you store your dishes?
White kitchens are light, airy, bright, fresh. But when all white seems too stark, we like the idea of whitewash. It lightens everything up but still allows the natural beauty of the material (be it wood, brick, stone...) to show through:
A friend of ours recently lamented the layout of appliances in her kitchen, which required the performance of an awkward dance every time she wanted to retrieve something from the refrigerator. She felt resigned to this annoyance ... until someone pointed out a simple yet revolutionary solution: change the direction of the refrigerator door!
We've been seeing roman shades popping up on a lot of kitchen windows lately. Thought we'd pull the inspiring ones together into one place to turn to if it's something you've been considering for your own kitchen. So, without further ado:
I came home from a recent trip to a very unpleasant surprise: my stainless steel prep table was peppered with tiny blooms of rust.
I was baffled how this could happen. Stainless steel will pick up some scratches and stains, but it should be protected from rusting by a layer of chromium oxide (one of the characteristics of stainless steel and why we use it so much in the kitchen).
I was just starting to despair when I realized the reason for the rusting and found its solution.
Hot, hot, hot. It seems this heat wave will never break. But that doesn't mean we can't provide a little relief for our eyes in the form of soothing, cool-hued kitchens. Now, just imagine kicking back in one of these babies chopping up a garden-fresh salad (and not turning the oven on!):