Dana McMahan

Louisville, Kentucky

Freelance writer Dana McMahan is a chronic adventurer, serial learner, and whiskey enthusiast based in Louisville, Kentucky.
The $20 Gadget Plumbers Swear by to Keep Kitchen Pipes from Freezing (Plus, 3 More Expert Tips)
Whether you’re in Antarctica or Alabama.
Feb 16, 2024
How To Clean a Nespresso Machine in 7 Simple Steps
How To
Keep that machine in tip-top shape!
Feb 13, 2024
4 Kitchen Cabinet Trends on Their Way Out in 2024
Number 2 may surprise you.
Jan 20, 2024
4 Brilliant Organizing Tricks I Learned Watching a Pro Chef Cook in a Tiny Parisian Kitchen
In some cases, the less space, the better.
Jan 4, 2024
9 Kitchen Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2023, According to Interior Designers
Goodbye, white cabinets. Plus, other style RIPs from 2023.
Dec 30, 2023
What No One Tells You About All Those Beautiful Cement Tiles
If you’ve seen some drop-dead gorgeous patterned tiles on Pinterest lately, there’s a good chance they are made of cement. These matte-finish, often bold-patterned tiles are absolutely beautiful. Historically more common throughout Europe than here, they’ve recently gathered major steam on this side of the pond.
Oct 4, 2023
This Pro’s Organizing Method Is Pure “Chaos” — But It Totally Changed My Life
Plus, everything stays where it belongs. And to me, that’s a win.
Sep 3, 2023
How I Downsized from a Walk-in Pantry to Only a Few Cupboards (Without Losing Any Essentials)
Yes, it’s possible — and we even prefer it now.
Aug 17, 2023
I’ve Renovated Nearly a Dozen Kitchens and I’ve Added This $9 Organizer Every Time
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
It's what every functional kitchen needs.
Jun 16, 2023
5 Kitchen Trends on Their Way Out This Year, According to an Interior Designer
Some of them might surprise you.
Jun 9, 2023
Before and After: A Jewel Box Paint Job and Fresh Tile Transform This Tiny, Tired Kitchen
The new kitchen feels a lot more inviting.
May 21, 2023
If You Can Only Update One Thing in Your Kitchen, Make It This
Spoiler alert: It’s not the cabinets.
Apr 3, 2023
3 Unexpected Mishaps I Ran into in My Kitchen Renovation
And how you can avoid them.
Mar 29, 2023
Before & After: A Gut Renovation Takes a Victorian Kitchen from Drab to Dramatic for $50,000
This gut renovation is bold, but still era-appropriate.
Nov 18, 2022
I Tried the Dish Drying Pad That’s All Over Instagram (and Made of Fossilized Algae!)
Shopping
What magical sorcery is this??
Nov 1, 2022
This Is What a $150,000 Kitchen Renovation Looks Like — And Yes, It’s All That
Prepare for serious kitchen envy.
Oct 22, 2022
The 3 Most Important Aging-in-Place Renovations You Need to Do
According to the pros.
Sep 29, 2022
Before & After: A Dark Brown Kitchen Gets a Bright Monochromatic Makeover and a New Vibe
Renovation Diaries
Plus, you have to see the organized pantry and cabinets!
Sep 18, 2022
The Best $4 Find You Haven’t Been Buying at Trader Joe’s
It's been right under your nose!
Aug 8, 2022
8 Brilliant Things Airbnb Hosts Know About Organizing Their Kitchens That You Don’t
Organizing Tips from Kitchn
The inside scoop from Airbnb hosts themselves.
Jul 15, 2022
Before & After: A Dark, Generic Kitchen Gets a Total Redo and the Result Is So Romantic
Renovation Diaries
Wait until you see the stunning Italian stove.
Jun 25, 2022
7 Kitchen Trends That Are So Over, According to Interior Designers
Tips from The Kitchn
You'll be surprised by what they had to say.
Jun 16, 2022
Before & After: A Dingy Studio Kitchen Gets a DIY Makeover That Pulls Inspiration from a Cute Bar in Italy
Before & After
The bar was actually designed by Wes Anderson!
Apr 25, 2022
Before & After: This 1920s Spanish Bungalow Gets a Kitchen That’s Infused with Warmth and Style
Renovation Diaries
Bright and inviting, this Los Angeles kitchen hits all the right notes.
Mar 19, 2022
This Couple Put Their Washer and Dryer in Their Kitchen — And It Was the Best Decision They Ever Made
Renovation Diaries
There's even a nice stretch of counter space to fold all the laundry.
Mar 19, 2022
This $50,000 Kitchen Remodel Features a Mix of High-End and Affordable Finds
Renovation Diaries
The couple splurged on a statement stove and saved where they could.
Mar 19, 2022
This Couple Went for an Open-Concept Kitchen — And It Was the Best Decision They Ever Made
Renovation Diaries
They knocked down a load-bearing wall!
Jan 22, 2022
This Modern Kitchen Got Its Sophisticated New Look for $36,000 — Here’s How Every Dollar Was Spent
Renovation Diaries
Plus, how the pandemic surprisingly ended up saving the couple money in the long run.
Jan 22, 2022
How to Clean All the Parts of Your Oven Door
How To
When you can't see through smeary, crusty glass, well, that ruins an awful lot of the fun of cooking.
Jan 5, 2022
The Surprising $145 Gadget I Just Had to Get After a Trip to France
Shopping
It's the ultimate party gadget this time of year!
Dec 17, 2021
The Clever Reddit Tip for Getting a Le Creuset Dutch Oven Looking Good as New
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's what we could find out about the hack.
Dec 3, 2021
I Shop at Costco for My 2-Person Family — Here Are 9 Things I Always Buy
Groceries
There's meat, cheese, bubbly, and more!
Sep 27, 2021
This Couple Used a $17 Book to Help Them Design Their Kitchen — And It Was the Best Decision They Ever Made
Renovation Diaries
It helped them overcome decision fatigue!
Sep 21, 2021