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You don’t need a large space to have the kitchen of your dreams. It’s possible to create a functional and beautiful kitchen even if you have a small kitchen space to work with. Extra storage space is always welcome to cooks, and one way to add it to a small kitchen is through the use of recessed storage, where pantries, shelves or cabinets are tucked into walls to retain as much open space as possible. Simple design and clean lines help make the most of a small kitchen as well, as do open shelving or glass-paneled cabinet doors that give the room an open, airy feel. Click here to read an article published by Point2 Homes, a division of Yardi Systems, on several custom cabinet design hacks to make the most of a small kitchen....

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It’s great to have a beautiful new kitchen with the latest cabinet designs, but unless you’ve just purchased a newly constructed home, you’re probably going to have to renovate to create a kitchen that meets your needs. And kitchen renovations can be stressful if you don’t do your homework. There are so many things a homeowner must do to ensure that the kitchen retrofit is completed properly, on time and on budget. Finding a professional kitchen designer whose work you admire, conducting due diligence on the contractor, checking out cabinet and countertop materials and selecting appliances are just a few of the steps homeowners need to take. To learn more about how to avoid stress while renovating your kitchen, check out this recent article in The New York Times, which details some lessons learned by the writer as she set about to modernize a 95-square-foot kitchen in her Upper East Side apartment....

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As purveyors of kitchen cabinetry, we hear a lot about the challenges of keeping cabinets and drawers organized. This article has great recommendations for decluttering the kitchen, specifically. One more tip that we’d like to add is using drawer and cabinet organizers. Ensuring every utensil, pot or pan has a “home” makes keeping things organized so much easier. It’s something we often recommend to our clients whether they’re involved in new construction or a renovation. Cabinets and drawers can be outfitted with dividers, pull-outs and even specialized shelving for keeping spices and other pantry items organized. With an almost endless array of customization options, there’s a solution for nearly any storage need. Read the article now . >>...

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