Establish an Efficient Pantry | Convert the space under the staircase into a small room for storing food, paper goods, and extra cooking equipment. Add a door and wrap the three walls with shallow shelves.
'15 tips and tricks for painting kitchen cabinets'. Me, Yvonne--I've been painting since I was a kid. I'm NOT kidding. I've done SO many kitchens and furniture and rooms and stuff my head spins like a top. This is a great article for the steps for doing a kitchen. I even sent it to my pals.
Though it's uncommon to see wood countertops -- besides butcher block -- run throughout a kitchen, a wood-topped island or baking center is popular. Using wood countertops for these prep stations adds instant warmth and charm to a kitchen.