One of the most difficult decisions that I faced when designing my kitchen was deciding what type of microwave that I wanted, and where exactly I wanted to place it. It is such a large and yet important appliance; still many people struggle with this decision. Which is best? Countertop? Drawer? Convection? Over-the-range? And where exactly is the best location? It’s enough to cause a major migraine. Well, the simplest answer is that there is no one correct answer. So instead, let’s just break down the pros and cons for each.
The ceiling is just another wall….
During the course of designing my home, I knew that I wanted to make sure that the ceilings were not ignored. So early on, I had the architect include a combination of vaults, trays, and coffered ceilings in all of the main rooms. Everywhere else, I made sure that the ceilings were raised to around 13 feet. Of course if your home is already built, changing the ceiling height is probably not an option. However, you can still have a designer ceiling. Here are some things that can be done to add some character to your ceilings.
If you are like me, then your pets are part of your family. What better way to declutter and stylize your home than to include your pets necessities in your decor? Buying special storage and bedding is one option, or you could just incorporate storage and bedding into what you already have available. Take a look at some of these great dog decor ideas.
Do you prefer everything to be neatly organized? Well, I do too. So, I have been on a quest to get every inch of my kitchen organized. I have very deep drawers on both sides of my cooktop, so this is the best place to store all of the cooking utensils. However, I hate shuffling around through drawers, searching for a spatula or a spoon. I needed a solution, and I knew just what I wanted – a deep drawer utensil organizer!