Designer’s ‘modern coastal’ Elkhorn home includes a $500 dream kitchen | Inspired Living

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Stacy Worlie paints everything.

Her kitchen counters, cupboards and floors. Closets and molding. Even paintings that hang in her Elkhorn home.

“To me, painting is the cheapest way to transition your space,” she says.

Some people are scared to tackle a room or a piece of furniture, she says. But Worlie always reminds them that paint is not permanent.

She has learned through trial and error. And there have been a few errors.

“Our last house I painted the basement blue,” she says. “The carpet and walls were both a blue and it (the space) looked like a blueberry. That was a big financial mistake.”

She estimates that she has painted 99% of the surfaces in her four-bedroom, two-story home, giving it a modern coastal feel.



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Stacy loves the cool day bed in daughter Maelyn’s room. “I wanted to make her room something she could transition into,” Stacy says.


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Noelle Robinson Shows Kitchen in Los Angeles Apartment: Photo

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After moving into her own apartment in downtown Los Angeles earlier this summer, Noelle Robinson is sharing a peek into her brand new luxury digs. After previously showing off the stunning views from the home, The Real Housewives of Atlanta daughter recently offered another glimpse inside her new pad — and specifically, her gorgeous, modern kitchen.

Noelle took to her Instagram Stories to share a closer look at the sleekly decorated dining area and kitchen. As captured in the snapshot below, the open, light-filled room features pale wooden floors and plenty of all-white cabinetry, which is accented by stainless steel appliances.

Noelle added to the clean, minimalist vibes by adorning the airy space with a clear glass dining table and a lucite chair.

This isn’t the only glimpse that Noelle has shared into her sparkling new kitchen. Back in June, she also offered another look at the room, posing next

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10 Timeless Kitchen Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

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Kitchen design trends come and go—we’re looking at you, Formica counters and avocado-green refrigerator!—which means you might get sucked into a fad now and then. But despite all of these passing whims, there are certain classic kitchen looks that will never go out of style.

Certain kitchen decor styles endure for good reason: They are simply designed, are beautiful to behold, and tend to appeal to a wide audience. And since kitchens are expensive to build and upgrade, embracing timeless trends in this space is a smart move for homeowners.


So if you want a kitchen you’ll love for years to come (or maybe even sell sometime in the future), it’s smart to stick with what’s tried and true. To help in this endeavor,

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Maintaining Your Kitchen – Country Cabinets ETC LLC

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Regular maintenance of your new kitchen will increase the useful life of cabinets, appliances, faucets, backsplashes and hardware and also enhance your enjoyment of the space. We always ask clients how often they plan to cook, entertain and eat in their new kitchen. We also ask what other activities regularly take place in the kitchen. Other variables to consider include who will clean the kitchen and how much time and effort you want to keep your kitchen spotless. We consider all of this information to develop a roadmap for specifying the right flooring, countertops, backsplashes, walls, appliances, plumbing and fixtures for you.

Cabinets attract grease, spills, and fingerprints and require regular care to maintain their look and feel. Inset doors require more care, maintenance and effort to clean than their flat panel counterparts. Inset doors feature recesses and grooves where dirt, grease and dust can more easily accumulate.

White kitchens

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How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

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What It’s Like to Work in a Kitchen – Restaurant Back of the House

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A healthy restaurant ecosystem has many components: a charming front-of-house team, cunning managers, and a motley crew of underpaid misfits that are actually cooking your food.

Unless you’ve worked in a kitchen, it’s hard to understand the chaotic dance of a dinner rush. Coded language, constant personality clashes, and thick-as-blood camaraderie are side dishes to every entree you’ve ever ordered.

To turn the world of cooks into an open kitchen, we asked back-of-house staff from around the country to enlighten us on some of the things that they’re always having to explain to their friends who they only get to hang out with on Monday nights.

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Salt and butter are everywhere

But always unsalted butter. Also, half-sticks of butter look downright cutesy compared to 1lb blocks.
 

Cooks don’t get tipped out

If you’re going by the book, it’s illegal to force employees to pool tips for

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Best And Worst Kitchen Brands

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We’ve surveyed thousands of kitchen buyers and tested kitchens in our lab to bring you ratings for big-name fitted kitchen brands – find out which have emerged triumphant as Best Buys.

A new kitchen is a big investmentso it makes sense to choose a trusted brand and a kitchen that was rated highly in our lab tests.

To find the best and worst fitted kitchen companies, and the kitchen cabinets worthy of a Best Buy accolade, we’ve surveyed thousands of kitchen owners and assessed kitchen units from almost all the big-name brands in our lab, including Ikea, John Lewis and Wickes. 

To become a Best Buy, a kitchen had to score more than 70% overall. Our overall scores incorporate both lab-test results and customer feedback.

The top-scoring brand achieved 79% overall, while the lowest score was 57%.  Only brands achieving more than 70% overall were awarded Best Buys.

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Top 5 germiest places in your kitchen and how to clean them

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The kitchen’s the heart of the home, but, according to Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and professor at University of Arizona, it’s also the heart of its germs. Between prepping and cleaning, the kitchen is a veritable incubator for bacteria. Here, Gerba (his nickname is Dr. Germ, BTW) revealed the five germiest places in your kitchen.

1. Kitchen sponge

“The kitchen sponge is wet and moist, always soaking up coliform bacteria. It’s like bacterial heaven,” said Gerba. In addition to coliform bacteria, Gerba also found 15% of sponges in a random study had salmonella growing in them.

Solution: Use paper towels to wipe up spills. Clean counters with an antibacterial kitchen wipe like Lysol or Clorox. Make it a habit to microwave thoroughly wet sponges for 1 to 2 minutes every day to sanitize them.

2. Kitchen sink

“Kitchen

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True Food Kitchen | Health-driven Seasonal Restaurant & Scratch Bar

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Better food means better living.

“Healthy” isn’t just an idea. “Healthy” is science, and we take it seriously. Every delicious dish and drink at True Food Kitchen is crafted to be better for your taste buds and your body.

Every ingredient matters. In everything we make.

From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins, to little-known superfoods, we use the most responsible, most creative, freshest in-season ingredients we can find.

Great chefs keep us cooking—and thinking—fresh.

You’ll find creative, passionate, classically trained chefs in every kitchen and behind every bar. Chefs who roast early fall squash a little longer and temper extra-spicy jalapeños in the summertime ponzu, because they know cooking with real food requires real care.

We treat every guest as an individual. Because they are.

Here, you are welcome to feel right at home. To experience our obsessive commitment to hospitality. And to enjoy your food the way you

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Kitchen Islands & Carts – Walmart.com

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Pantries, Carts and Islands

Pantries, carts and islands offer great ways to add storage and functionality to your kitchen. To find the best item for you, consider your needs and available space.

A food pantry has a closet-like design and provides storage space for shelf-stable foods, such as canned goods, rice and other grains, flour, sugar and oil. As you shop for a pantry, pay attention to dimensions and how shelves are arranged to make sure the pantry you choose will make good use of your space.

If you have a large kitchen, a stationary kitchen island is a great asset. Kitchen islands offer ample storage space for dishes, utensils and other kitchenware and can feature wine racks, spice racks or kitchen storage compartments. Many have surfaces that can be used as cutting boards, and some come with bar stools so that they can be used as tables.

For a

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