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18 Jun Must-Have Kitchen Items for Summer

zesterWith summer comes new seasonal dishes and new ways of preparing your favorite foods. Earlier this month we talked about what fruits and vegetables are in-season during the summer months. Now, if you’re looking to optimize your kitchen for summer, here are the utensils and small appliances you’ll want to have on hand for preparing summer-themed dishes.
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11 Jun Can I Really Assemble My Own Cabinets?

work toolsIf you’ve spent any time on our website, you likely noticed that we offer four types of cabinets—natural stain, glazed, dark glazed, and mocha shaker—all of which can be ordered ready-to-assemble. And while the term “ready-to-assemble” might sound as though it applies only to professional home remodelers, the truth is that we make the assembly process easier than you think with the many tools and resources we offer. Here are a few things you’ll have at your disposal when it comes time to order and assemble your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with Knotty Alder.
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04 Jun Stock Your Kitchen with Summer In-Season Foods

blueberries in bag With the new summer season comes a new selection of in-season produce to incorporate in your daily meals. And when you buy produce in-season, it means not only savings for you but also an opportunity to support local farmers. Chances are you can find these things at your local farmer’s market, making your meals about as fresh as they can get. Here are some the the fruits and vegetables you should consider bringing into your kitchen soon for meals that taste just like summer.
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02 Jun Knotty Alder Cabinets Featured on National Geographic

summer mountains

Two lucky homeowners, the Brimhalls, recently built a beautiful mountain home in Brian Head, Utah, and furnished their home’s kitchen with our dark glazed cabinets. These cabinets were incorporated into a stunning kitchen design featuring intricate tile work, granite-look countertops, and modern stainless steel appliances. They lend an elegant look to the home while coordinating well with the home’s other rustic features.

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18 May How to Create a Well-Organized Pantry

organized pantryA well-organized pantry is central to maintaining a peaceful flow in your kitchen as well as prompting you to create more meals in the kitchen. Yet some kitchen pantry spaces can be extremely difficult to work with, resulting in a haphazard mess of food and cooking supplies in the kitchen. Here are some tips to optimizing your kitchen’s pantry space that will work with pretty much any pantry space you might have to work with.

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04 May 3 Types of Lighting for the Kitchen

kitchen lighting Much more than simply lighting a room so you can see, lighting can be used to highlight a room’s artistic focal points, create an air of added elegance, and give needed extra light in niche spaces. A skilled interior designer knows of the three types of light that work together in a room to create a balanced, well-lit atmosphere. Here is a brief summary of each light type, along with ways that you incorporate them in your kitchen.
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28 Apr Tips for Organizing Under-the-Sink Bathroom Cabinet Space

folded towelsWith spring finally here, you likely have spring cleaning on the brain. And if, like most people, you spend a great deal of your time getting ready in the morning in the bathroom, it makes sense to start by organizing your bathroom to make for a streamlined morning routine. So what are some ways you can make the most out of that under-the-sink bathroom cabinet space? Read on to find out.

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14 Apr 6 Unexpected Reasons to Have a Well-Organized Kitchen

organized kitchen drawersNow that spring is here, it’s high time you considered giving your kitchen a thorough organization overhaul if you haven’t already. Though it may sound daunting, creating an efficient organization system in your kitchen that works for you—with features like drawer dividers, kitchen towel hooks, spice racks, and pull-out drawers in cabinets—will turn out to be both a refreshing and rewarding experience. In case you haven’t quite gathered the motivation needed to carry out the task, or you’re thinking that organized kitchens are only for those who live insanely organized lifestyles, here are a few pros you may not have considered to creating and maintaining an efficient kitchen.

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07 Apr Bring Spring Cuisine to Your Kitchen

Spinach Strawberry SaladSpring is a great time to get out of the cold-weather lag you’ve been feeling all winter and bring some life back into the kitchen. One great way to do this is to consider which foods are in-season and create a plan for creating delicious, spring-appropriate cuisine over the next couple of months. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered on what produce to buy, which kitchen utensils to consider adding to your collection, and how to give your kitchen a makeover just in time for the warm weather.

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