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Clever storage solutions for small, "two-butt" kitchens

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…

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Who can suggest clever ways to store my flatware?

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.

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Dark Side of the dish soap

This idea — dish soap in a decorative bottle with a bar pourer — was apparently Martha Stewart's very first "good thing" — and it really Speak(s) to Me. I saved this awesome Pink Floyd wine bottle and used it to replace the ugly plastic bottle of soap on our counter. The result is a real Eclipse of the former bottle.

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Nafzger Forge makes custom, hand-forged kitchen knives that are as sexy as they're useful

I know a LOT of you Homies are interested in local and/or sustainable food choices, but why not spread that ideal over to the tools you use to prepare said food. When you buy a handmade knife from our newest sponsor Ben from Nafzger Forge you are putting your money towards supporting a domestic small business, and more of the profit is going directly to the producer! Y'all know that I'm no chef (seriously, MY knives are shaped like animals), but Ben's work is making me want to change my ways… or at least purchase a knife that'll make me FEEL like a pro. Check out this sexy knife action…

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Mmmacabre: Skulls in the Kitchen

Over on Pinterest I've been curating some dark and gothic home decor. To me, this means mostly black, sometimes Victorian, and lots of skulls. My strategy for incorporating these elements in my own home is to limit it to accessories, linens, and art. This sets the tone without being overbearing or feeling too much like Halloween decorations. I found lots of great products for your kitchen, but many of these examples can be used in other rooms, too. If you want to brighten up your kitchen with some darkness, follow me…