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Curious how to get the kitchen of your dreams within a narrow space? Here’s the skinny: some careful planning, judicious use of storage and small renovations can give a galley kitchen quite a pop.

The long and narrow galley kitchen traces back to tiny spaces set aside for a single cook to feed the onboard crews of waterborne vessels, both small and large. This style was then passed on to long-distance trains of the early 20th century, where a galley arrangement maximized customer seating while retaining a tight and efficient space for food prep—as long as kitchen workers were few and coordinated. 

In a residential home, the galley kitchen often serves as a space saver. Kitchens were often isolated, out-of-the-way functional places prior to the…

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The kitchen is the heart of the home and a great place to invest. A kitchen renovation can bring more light, more space, and more style into your home, making it an ideal place for friends and family to gather. Kitchen renovations can be intimidating. It’s a big job and not one to take lightly. But if you're ready to make the leap, there are plenty of options available to help you upgrade your kitchen with minimal fuss and maximum impact. Let’s explore some of the best ways to get your kitchen renovation project off the ground and running in no time!



The first step for any kitchen renovation is planning. Start by making a list of what needs to be done, including minor updates like replacing outdated appliances or repainting cabinets, as well as…

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Need a push to create a breakfast nook in your home? Here are five reasons for you to make the jump. From how you can hack it with upcycled materials, to the best fabrics to choose for an eat-in bench, this article gives you breakfast nook ideas you’ll want to explore even further. 

Sure, it’s great to have a massive eat-in kitchen complete with island seating for six plus a table that accommodates your family. However, if you live in a smaller home, condo or apartment, you may have to get creative. Enter the built-in breakfast nook—a great way to maximize space and gain extra storage. We asked an interior designer for tips and tricks to create a casual, cozy, stylish spot.

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There’s something about looking at images of a perfectly put together fridge or pantry that inspires you to do your own #fridgemakeover or reach #pantrygoals. It’s a popular trend on social media right now, but a well-organized kitchen isn’t just good for an Instagram post or TikTok video. Smart fridge and pantry organization can also help reduce food waste and inspire more home-cooked meals or snacks. If you have an appetite for organization, we’re sharing fridge and pantry hacks you can use in your own kitchen today.

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Consolidate, decant, and label 

The first thing to do is check what you have, toss out expired items, donate other unwanted items to a food bank (if accepted), and see what you have left. Once you know…

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The kitchen is often lauded as the focal point of a house. It’s where people start and finish their days, gather on special occasions, and make memories cooking or baking together as a family. Since we spend so much time in this room, designing it always feels monumental. There are so many choices to make, from flooring to cabinets, so it can be an overwhelming process. 

While we can’t help you pick out specific tiles, we can give you some tips on what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to designing your kitchen! 

Colour scheme

Choosing a colour scheme for the kitchen is the first step to a cohesive design. It’ll inform every design decision you make moving forward, which is why it’s important to make the choice carefully. Avoid bold…

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An island with seating can create a welcoming social hub in a kitchen. And there are many ways to design an island that encourages interaction among family members and guests. Here, five design and remodeling professionals share details about how they created islands that promote interaction with seating.

Olga Dean Interior Design 1. Dynamic Dining

Designer: Olga Dean Interior Design
Architect and engineer: Mark Schroeder of FWC Structural Engineers
Location: Trabuco Canyon, California
Size: 416 square feet (39 square meters)

Homeowners’ request. “The ultimate goal was to have the home feel new and fresh while retaining vintage charm,” says designer Olga Dean, whose clients saw her work on Houzz, including on an episode of Houzz TV,…

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When you pause to admire a beautiful kitchen, where do your eyes go first? The sparkling countertops? The shiny appliances? The geometric tile floor? You can be honest—your attention probably isn’t captured by the cabinets. 

They take up the most space, yet kitchen cabinets seem to go largely unnoticed when you’re appreciating a well-designed kitchen. If you’re looking to breathe some fresh life into your space while on a budget, or are planning your next big renovation project, don’t overlook them! Especially not when these current kitchen cabinet trends are sure to impress your guests and turn the kitchen into your favourite room in the house (if it’s not already).

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Neutral no more

Trade in your bright whites…

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There’s something about looking at images of a perfectly put together fridge or pantry that inspires you to do your own #fridgemakeover or reach #pantrygoals. It’s a popular trend on social media right now, but a well-organized kitchen isn’t just good for an Instagram post or TikTok video. Smart fridge and pantry organization can also help reduce food waste and inspire more home-cooked meals or snacks. If you have an appetite for organization, we’re sharing fridge and pantry hacks you can use in your own kitchen today.

Image via Pretty Little Designs

Consolidate, decant, and label 

The first thing to do is check what you have, toss out expired items, donate other unwanted items to a food bank (if accepted), and see what you have left. Once you know…

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Congratulations! You’re moving into your first place and it’s time to start loading up on essentials. Figuring out the essentials for every room can be a bit overwhelming, so it’s best to take things one room at a time. The kitchen is a great place to start, since you’ll need to be nourished as you get settled in your new place.

From brûlée torches to dish drying racks, what exactly is considered “essential” in the kitchen? With hundreds of gadgets, tools, and appliances on the market it can be hard to make those decisions. Things like dishes and drinkware are the obvious choices, but there are plenty of others you’ll want to have on hand. 

Whether you’re a student moving into residence, or a young adult moving into your first apartment, this…

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