From the Floors Up blog was created with the goal of providing a destination for consumers, designers and those interested in the flooring, design, … Learn More
If you are anything like us, you are always looking for new and exciting ways to reorganize. In fact, kitchens are one of the easiest rooms to reorganize. Your kitchen situation can always being changing depending on your buying habits and needs. Instead of sharing basic kitchen organization ideas, we wanted to take it a step further with creative kitchen ideas. If you are looking for fun ways to organize, you will want to stayed tuned because we have five tips for you!
Creative Kitchen Organization Ideas:
- Paint Your Wooden Utensils. Have you ever been digging around your utensil drawer trying to find the right spoon? If you find yourself constantly searching, you may benefit from painting the bottom of your wooden spoons. The key is to paint each utensil a different color. This way when you are making dinner, you know to grab the “dark green” wooden bottom.
- Switch Boxed Items to Jars. Not only will jars look more organized and sophisticated, but it can cut down on bulky items. Switch all your boxed items into glass jars for a clean, fun look. Just make sure to recycle the leftover boxes!
- Hooks for Pans. A way to add uniqueness to your organization is to find antique hooks to hang your kitchen pots and pans. You can line the hooks on your kitchen walls and the pans can serve as decor pieces.
- Display Your Dishes. What better way to force yourself to be organized than have all of your dishes on display? You can take the doors off of your cabinets and let the world see your dishes. For a creative twist, you can paint or wallpaper the inside of your cabinets fun colors.
- Magnetize The Spices. If you are a lover of spices, you know how difficult it is to find the right spice while cooking. With so many options burdening your drawers, you may choose the wrong one while cooking. To make sure you are always reaching for the right spice, you can magnetize the bottoms. You will just need to buy a magnetic board to attach all of the spices to and write the spices names on the jars.
We hope you enjoyed these easy, creative kitchen ideas! Got ideas to share? Leave a comment!
Whether you are looking to completely redecorate some rooms in your home or just spruce up what you have with something fresh for the summer season, there are plenty of easy ways to brighten up your home now that summer is here. Check out these tips below to refresh the look of your home this summer.
Refresh a small powder room by painting an accent wall a bright summery color. Try a matte teal or pale yellow to offset the other white or cream-colored walls. Accessorize the bathroom with a matching soap dispenser and new towels. If you have any wall-worthy paintings from your kids, consider framing their artwork and hanging it on the accent wall.
Add a pop of color to your sunroom, back patio or foyer by adding accent pillows to the furniture in each respective area. Grab some coral, yellow or green throw pillows for the sunroom and foyer. Get weatherproof pillows for your outside furniture.
If you are able to go to the farmer’s market, pick up fresh flowers for your home. Add a large vase of flowers to your entryway, your kitchen island and your dinner table. Fresh flowers really bring in color and fresh scent to make your home feel clean and welcoming.
If your home’s bedrooms have dark curtains or heavy drapes, try refreshing their look with something lighter. Add light-colored curtains to drape over your windows or try making a window treatment with light, beach home-like fabrics, such as linen.
Feeling adventurous? Sand and repaint a piece of furniture! It could be an old desk or dresser or a chair or table. Sand off the old finish from the piece of furniture and clean well. Then, paint a bright color or a chic, clean eggshell white. Allow to dry and it will surely brighten up the room it was in before.
Hopefully, some of these tips will help give you a fresh look for summer or just give you something new and cheery to look at if you’re stuck at home. Have fun! We’d love to see your projects!
Currently, we are all experiencing a little lack of privacy! Your home should be a place of comfort and privacy, a place where you are at ease. Let us consider the layout of your home and some things you can potentially update to add privacy.
Your backyard can be an oasis from the busyness going on inside your home. Backyards are an escape to tranquility when you can’t take that glamorous beach getaway.
Fences are a great solution towards adding privacy in your backyard. Fences are fantastic if you have small children or pets that will be playing in your yard.
Line your yard with bushes, trees, shrubs, etc. Plants will bring life to your yard while incorporating a sense of privacy from any unwanted eyes. Planting can also be very calming and therapeutic!
Outdoor deck curtains allow homeowners to choose when they desire their privacy. These curtains will also provide an aesthetic appeal to your deck. They can provide an opportunity to add color where you did not think was possible. If your deck needs shelter from the sun, curtains or sails can provide some relief from the heat.
If you are fighting for privacy in a space, a room divider can be a method for creating privacy. Whether you are blocking off an office from a bedroom or two siblings who share a room together, adding a room divider can be an inexpensive way to add privacy.
Curtains are an easy solution for privacy. You can actually use curtains throughout your home and not just on your windows.
Sometimes the arch design of a doorway makes it difficult to put on an actual door. Barn Doors are great for oddly shaped arches that need a touch of privacy.
Privacy may be an extremely important factor for you in your home. How are you currently creating privacy in your home? Share your thoughts with us!
Whether your style leans more towards traditional, modern or even bold, you should love the way your living room looks. After all, it is the place where you will most likely be spending quality time with the family and entertaining guests. What many people do not know is that there is an art to decorating a living room. Before you tackle the task, check out these few expert tips:
1. Contrast Neutrals. If you enjoy a traditional style living room, neutrals are probably your go-to when comes to decor. While hues like white and black add an air of sophistication, contrasting neutrals is the key to making this space feel warm and welcoming. Using colors like white, beige, grey or other neutral shades within the same room will help bring out the undertones of each color.
2. The Right Mix of Dark and Light. Achieving the right mix of dark and light is crucial. When a living room is too dark, it can bring down the mood and feel like you are hiding in a cave. On the other hand, if the space is too light, it will come off as unapproachable. Achieving the right balance will help to create a dynamic look with more depth and dimension.
3. Say Yes to Wood Accents. A living room just is not a living room without wood accents. Adding hints of wood instantly adds a sense of warmth and there are so many ways you can do that. You can introduce wood through side tables, carved artwork, entertainment console etc. The warm details of the wood will help to bring back comfort and coziness to your space.
4. Mix Upholstery. Having trouble deciding between a leather or linen sofa? Why not both? You will find that most furniture stores give you the option of purchasing an entire sofa set with matching upholstery; however, you are not required to do it. Welcome in a mix of furniture in different fabrics and shapes. This will help to give your living room a more trendy look.
5. Durable Fabrics. The living room should not only be comfortable but you will also want to preserve it. This is done by opting for fabrics that are durable and that can be easily maintained. This is especially important if there are pets and small children in the household. Just be sure to find a fabric that withstands your household’s activity levels.
We hope you enjoyed these expert tips! Be sure to check back next week for more expert advice.
Adapting to living in a small home can be tough, but your design does not need to be compromised. With our nine expert ideas, you can decorate your small bathroom into a beautiful oasis that you will want to use. Let’s see how!
Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms:
1. Accent It.
Small bathrooms need a little something to make them unique and special. Adding in an accent wall can do just the trick! Plus, with thousands of ideas out there, you have your pick of the mill to match your personality and taste. From decorative wallpaper to stylish tile, your small bathroom’s design will be anything but tiny.
2. Add in Quirky Floors.
Speaking of tile, there is a wide range of fun and quirky tile for you to incorporate on your bathroom’s floors. Adding unique tilework helps your bathroom feel personalized and adds a lot of character to the space.
3. Incorporate Mini Fixtures.
In a smaller space, it is ideal to use smaller fixtures and appliances to make it feel bigger than it actually is. You may even want to try using brass or gold fixtures instead of the classic chrome to help add charm to your small space. Capitalizing the “charm” of a smaller room can help the design feel intended rather than forced.
4. Focus on Soothing Tones.
Soft, soothing tones are your friend in smaller spaces. A soft color scheme can come in handy when you are trying to create a calming oasis. Seek pastels, neutrals, and soft hues when decided on a color scheme for your small space.
5. Embrace Horizontal Imagery.
If your space feels tight, you can try using horizontal imagery to give the illusion that the space is more substantial. For example, wooden boards on the wall that runs horizontally can potentially widen the visual perspective. If the room feels too short, you may want to switch to vertical boards to make the ceiling feel taller.
6. Spend More on Less.
With smaller spaces, you tend to buy fewer items; therefore, you have a bigger budget for less stuff. We recommend buying higher quality items rather than focusing on quantity. Having too many decor pieces can make the room feel tight and unwelcoming. Instead, you want to focus on quality pieces that will last a lifetime.
7. Make a Statement.
If you have a little bit of wiggle room, you should try to incorporate some type of statement piece into your design. Whether that be a decorative chandelier or a gorgeous mirror, your space should have one part that makes your guests go “wow.”
8. Remove Clutter + Chaos.
One of the greatest eyesores in a small space is clutter. Try and keep your counters clear and clutter free in your small bathroom. We know that it can be hard when there is little space, but incorporating wall storage should help!
9. Place Floating Shelves.
Floating shelves on your walls are the perfect solution when there is no room left on the floors. This sleek shelving option gives homeowners a place to store their items without compromising on valuable floor space.
We hope you find these tips useful!