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Top 5 Chores Kids Do |

If you're anything like us when you're traveling with kids, something always happens. We've come up with 4 must-pack items that are sure to save multiple vacation mishaps (plus you'll probably find most of these items in your closest junk drawer!). 1. Duct Tape 2. Binder Clips 3. Outlet Plug 4. Dental Floss To find out more about why each of these are travel life-savers, head to:

With a clever paper towel holder, a disguised trash pullout, and plenty of storage for linens and utensils, the island was designed to be the room's command center.

Island Storage - Best New Kitchen - Southern Living

Adjacent to the kitchen, a built-in office nook looks out onto the backyard, keeping the kids under their mother's close watch. At left, an inset steel panel provides a place to show off artwork.

Planked Refrigerator | Vertical, not horizontal, planks cover the refrigerator, making it unobtrusive but not hidden. |

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  • Courtney Durrance

    Lol. Hopefully the instructions are clear enough to follow on sangria Saturdays.

Chic Seats | Dingy paint and fabric kept these caned chairs from a bright future. Fiery red lacquer and new chinoiserie upholstery put them back in the seating game. |

Mod China Cabinet | A pale gray lacquer (Dovetail;, paired with crisp white trim and a graphic papered interior (Zebras;, wakes up a faded but handsomely proportioned cabinet. |

  • Steph Lee

    Can IOU believe. Jimmy made me one like this in 1972!!!! Susie is now enjoying it after my Mother used it for many years.

Neutral Treasures | Highlight a neutral collection by painting the interior of glass-doored cabinets in a contrasting color. |

Creative Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Unique Materials | You can create cabinet door inserts using unique materials like louvered panels, hole caning, patterned tin, or wire grating. |

Creative Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Multiple Bedside Shelves | A second shelf for reading materials leaves more space for a wide based lamp and keeps the top of the bedside table clutter free. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Suspended Shelves | Open backed shelves are great for small kitchens. Install them in front of windows for extra storage while still allowing light to come in. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Create an Ironing Station | Keep all ironing supplies in one convenient place. Many big box stores carry stow-away ironing board systems that can be easily hidden behind a cabinet door or over-the-door iron and board hangers that are designed to hold any style of ironing board. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Disappearing Act | Hide utilitarian features by choosing a cabinet with a pullout waste bin and adding an outlet to the back of a cabinet for the microwave. |

Smart Storage Solutions
  • Del Sykes

    Good idea for hiding a microwave - in a larder cupboard

Open Pantry Shelves | Using baskets and buckets to store dry food items help keep an open pantry looking neat and functional. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Corner Shelves | Corner shelves can be an efficient use of a sometimes awkward space. The brackets supporting these shelves are local architectural salvage pieces that add character to the kitchen. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Pull-Out Pantry | A pull-out pantry component can help take advantage of an awkward slender space. |

Smart Storage Solutions

Hidden Cutting Board | A slide out cutting board cleverly adds work surface to a kitchen. |

Smart Storage Solutions