Ina Garten Has Very Specific Rules for Her Kitchen Workspace

Ina Garten developed the perfect kitchen workspace to create her Barefoot Contessa recipes and her strict rules are certainly helpful when it comes to kitchen design and productivity. Garten shared some of the things she’s learned over the years about kitchen layout and organization for the best cooking experience.

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Ina Garten has strict rules for her kitchen design

During an interview with House Beautiful magazine in 2009, Garten shared the kitchen rules she follows for her cooking workspace.

“I think the most important thing is that the

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Final Deadline Approaches for KBDN Design Awards Entries


EVANSTON, IL — The deadline for the 6th Annual Kitchen & Bath Design Awards has been extended but is just a few weeks away. The competition, sponsored by Kitchen & Bath Design News, was created as a way to recognize kitchen and bath specialists and other industry professionals for outstanding project design and construction.

Categories in this year’s competition include:

Best Kitchen over $225,000

Best Kitchen $150,000 to $225,000

Best Kitchen $75,000 to $150,000

Best Kitchen under $75,000

Best Specialty Kitchen

Best Master Bathroom over $100,000

Best Master Bathroom $50,000-$100,000

Best Master Bathroom under $50,000

Best Powder Room

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Semihandmade Launches Pre-Built Cabinetry You Can Buy Online

If you’re planning a kitchen reno (or have been putting one off because of the expense!), you’re in luck: Semihandmade—known for its door fronts made to fit IKEA cabinets—launched a cabinet system called BOXI, and it’s the epitome of ease when it comes to cabinetry shopping. The company offers American-built cabinet systems that ship quickly and come pre-assembled. Not to mention, you can customize them to your space and aesthetic—all online as you lounge on your sofa!

A kitchen designed by Anita Yokota using BOXI by Semihandmade.

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BOXI by Semihandmade sells cabinet systems for your kitchen,

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How to Design for Dogs at Home

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but pet owners know that the four-legged family members are the real heartbeat. So how do you make your kitchen a warm and welcoming place to every member of your family—without sacrificing style?

Just as great design seamlessly melds fashion and function, the best pet-friendly kitchens create stylish, integrated spaces that allow your pets to be part of the family, without adding clutter or creating safety hazards for paws and tails. Here’s what to consider when creating your pet-friendly kitchen.

Create a feeding space

There’s nothing quite so appealing as great

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7 Best Rolling Pins for Your Kitchen

When we talk about kitchen essentials, how can we ever forget about the most basic item – rolling pins? From baking to making a chapati, a rolling pin comes handy most of the time in the kitchen. Their edgy designs and materials give you a wide range to choose from. We all want a well set and upgraded kitchen and the best essentials will make your kitchen complete. This summer, upgrade your kitchen essentials with edgier and sleeker designs. We have curated a list of best rolling pins that are an absolute must-have in your kitchen. All you need to

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7 Best Garlic Presses To Add To Your Kitchen

Garlic is somewhat of a staple ingredient in many recipes. But many of us find mincing garlic a chore; it is not particularly strenuous, but when the bits of garlic cling to the knife blade and need to be removed repeatedly, it could get annoying. Furthermore, it’s hard to mince a few cloves quickly and easily without getting garlic-scented fingers in the process. Hence, using a garlic press fastens the process. Larger garlic presses can also hold a couple of cloves. Plus, a garlic press helps to release the full aroma and flavour of the garlic. Presses have the advantage

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