A few years ago I was watching an episode of one of Jamie Oliver's cooking shows. He noted, with an air of superiority, that he doesn't even own a microwave. I remember thinking that he was a) wrong, and b) preachy. But the idea of having my shit so damn together that I didn't need the convenience of a microwave stuck with me.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of kitchens posts.
The truth is that my flatmates and I are pretty good about evenly sharing work. The truth is, when I did the dishes it was usually totally my turn. The truth is, when I was angsting about dishes, probably my flatmates were angsting about their own hot-button chore items, like mowing the lawn, or having a clear dining room table. And, universal truth is, the only person I can change is me. So I took back the dishes. And I found my Dishes Zen.
Not too long ago, I saw a picture of a normally boring white fridge with some nice zippy chevron stripes. I was so jealous, and knew that I had to do something to my fridge. This is how a dollar store bag and some contact paper helped me transform my once-boring fridge.
I have a small kitchen, or as my dad refers to it — a "two-butt" kitchen. It's just a galley kitchen with appliances on one side and a couple cabinets and drawers on the other. Therefor, I've had to get creative with my storage solutions. If you're currently suffering from a bad case of two or one-butt kitchen, you might want to invest in some of these small-space storage helpers…
We finally got round to redesigning our kitchen after four long years. Now that the design has been finalised and sent off to the fitters I suddenly released that I don't have any drawers! I have no idea how to store my cutlery. I've always had a tray in a drawer and now that's not an option. I would really love to hear about awesome cutlery storage alternatives.
Last time Offbeat Bride-turned-Homie iLiveinmyLab turned me on to brightly colored kitchen goods, it was in the form of French Bull housewares. This time she turned me on to the Stackable Pyramid Measuring Cups. Not since the 8-Piece Food Preparation Nesting Set have I wanted a cooking tools so very badly.