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Love the teal. Would like the cabinets to skew just a tad more on the gray side. I'd be afraid to put wallpaper on the ceiling, even with an extraction fan. Is the wallpaper wipeable?

Rental Kitchen Before & After: A New Color Scheme and a Wallpapered Ceiling! Kitchen Makeover
9/7/13 01:16 PM

DylanLacey, I don't see the issue with the under-couch storage, either. Get an wheeled underbed box with a lid if the thought of a dust bunny on your can freaks you out.

No Pantry? 8 Tips for Keeping Counters Clutter-Free
3/3/11 03:28 AM

Squirrely: I did a search and found some similar ones to those using the term "hollow stem." If we can't get a name of that particular one, there are some other just as nice options out there you might consider.

Champagne Bar for New Year's Eve: Three Bubbly Cocktails
12/31/10 06:23 PM

Nob Hill/Russian Hill border in SF - 2BR, around 950 square feet + 100 sq ft storage bin, garage parking, trash, water and cable TV: $2950. No view, balcony or otherwise private space; just a shared courtyard (probably the thing I miss most).

Survey: How Much Is Your Monthly Rent or Mortgage?
8/17/10 03:46 PM

I echo the sentiment of that wall color. We used it in our kitchen, as well, as have been very pleased.

Michael's Laid Back Cottage Kitchen
Kitchen Spotlight

8/17/10 12:03 AM

This is pretty much the newer version of the model I've had for around 8 years now (bought refurbished from Amazon for $20). It's one of the few unitaskers I've carried down the Eastern seaboard and across the country. Worth every penny!

Product Review: Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker
8/14/10 02:10 AM

catcam: Near as I can glean from the many kitchen renovation boards I was reading when we redid our kitchen, plugmold is not code in all areas and can be substantially more expensive to install. I like the look of it myself and would consider it if it were possible in my next kitchen renovation.

Dream Details from Small Cool Kitchens | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/26/10 06:57 PM

While I love coleslaw with BBQ, I'm not too keen on the BBQ Trifle idea. Maybe this could work better with a wider-mouthed jar, if there is such a thing.

A Barbecue Lunch in a Jar: With Lemonade Too! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/9/10 11:13 AM

I also recommend making mint syrup. It will keep for a long time and you can use it in everything from iced tea to cocktails.

What Can I Do With All This Fresh Mint? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/9/10 11:10 AM

I wonder if these are similar to those locking OXO suction cup shelves? We have a couple of those in our shower stall and they work well (especially since the suction cups are adjustable, so that they're stuck to tile and not the grout line). They hold multiple bottles of shampoo and bath gel, so there is substantial weight on them.

Are There Magnetic or Suction Cup Kitchen Rail Systems? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/24/10 12:10 PM

How about a slab of pegboard hooked to the fridge? You could maybe frame it with wood or molding and paint it white or the color of your fridge to blend in. There are a slew of hooks and bins available for pegboard, too, some of which are colorful or epoxy-coated, if you're not keen on metal.

Small Space Solution: Refrigerator Side Shelf | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/19/10 12:51 PM

I recently had oral/sinus surgery and was searching for similar foods. Goat cheese polenta with TJ's vodka sauce was a good alternative to the soups I was growing tired of.

I'll agree with trying pureeing or grinding foods. At one point, out of desperation, I took the moo shu my husband ordered and whirled it in the blender. It wasn't even good Chinese food, but it was one of the more satisfying meals I had in those weeks!

What Are Good Recipes for a Liquid, Choke-Proof Diet? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/6/10 10:36 PM

swisschese: "pain d'épices" spices could work. As for the pumpkin, that's a lot of effort for a couple of tablespoons of pumpkin (maybe you could freeze the rest?). Do you have access to any other premade products containing pumpkin? For instance, substituting pumpkin butter for the pumpkin (and the sugar) could be an idea.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | DIY Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte (Just Like Starbucks!)
9/22/09 09:56 AM

maggie (p/c): that's what I thought, too.

I make these frequently in warm weather. My sauce is a quick mixture of about half peanut butter, half hoisin sauce, a squirt of sriracha and a bit of water to thin it.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Great Summer Meal: Homemade Vietnamese Spring Rolls
8/28/09 11:03 AM

LoriSF: I have a LeCrueset dutch oven from Marshall's. It is cast iron and has "France" on both the lid and bottom, as well as the barcoded LeCrueset sticker stuck to the bottom that says "France." It has performed as well as the pieces I've gotten from Amazon. The ones that I've seen at Marshall's are usually the larger dutch ovens and sometimes they have a factory outlet sticker stuck to them, so maybe they were originally destined for the LeCrueset factory store or maybe the factory store sent them to Marshall's.

Apartment Therapy New York | On Display: Le Creuset in the Home
8/14/09 06:15 PM

Try You might find a lead on a pair there or you may try making a make a post indicating you are looking for a pair.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Source for Discontinued Ikea Curtains?
7/1/09 11:40 AM

I'm just finishing up a batch of limoncello made with meyer lemons. I prefer the method of using 100-proof vodka and longer extraction time to that of using grain alcohol. The result is much smoother.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Eats: Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Portobellos
5/14/09 10:00 AM


Great link with the details! I've seen that model referred to on various kitchen forums, but had no idea how well it worked in practice. I'm also kinda curious about the way they have it installed under a cooktop in one of the gallery photos on GE's site.

Also, the ikeafans site is a great resource if the poster (or anyone else) decides to go that route.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Can This Kitchen Be Renovated on a Budget of $2800?
5/13/09 02:42 PM


GE does, in fact, make an under-the-sink dishwasher. I can't imagine how much space inside you'd have inside, but they're definitely not pulling anyone's leg.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Can This Kitchen Be Renovated on a Budget of $2800?
5/13/09 02:13 PM

Ikea cabinets are ridiculously easy to hang/install and are meant to be DIY. The Arlig door is the cheapest and fits your white preference. Glass doors are nice, but I'd give up those up before anything else. Also, make sure you are maximizing the size of the cabinets for the space, e.g. using one 36" cabinet ($62) rather than two 18" ones ($37 each). While it's not a huge price difference, squeezing a few dollars here and there could get you another one of the options you want.

Butcherblock would make a good countertop (again, cheap at Ikea) and could be either oiled or coated with Waterlox. Even their laminate countertops are fairly tough and would last years.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Can This Kitchen Be Renovated on a Budget of $2800?
5/13/09 02:06 PM