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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Kitchen Ideas For Your Next Remodel

by Mike Brewer

Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of thought. You can't simply toss in some cabinets and not give a second thought about storage and organization or flow and movement in your kitchen. You wouldn't want to put your refrigerator too far away from where you would prep food, and you definitely don't want your dishes to be too far away from your dishwasher. You need to think about what you need and want in your kitchen. See below for some ideas for your next remodel.

Pull Out Cabinets

Pull out cabinets can be a big help, so you aren't digging around in your cabinets looking for things, which is especially a pain when it's a deeper cabinet. You can add a pull out cabinet instead, which will allow you to pull out things such as your cookie sheets and baking pans, your garbage can and recycling can, and you can also store canned goods or spices in a pull out cabinet. 

Cleaning Cabinet

If your kitchen doesn't have a closet to tuck away your cleaning supplies, such as your mop, broom, and other cleaners, you can add a small, narrow cabinet to store these items inside. You can add this to the side of your refrigerator without taking up too much space, or on the end of your cabinets. Add some hooks to hold your broom and mop in place and a shelf for your cleaners.

Hidden Storage

Add some storage to hide things such as a toaster, blender, or other small appliance. You can also add a small, narrow cabinet below your sink that pulls out just enough to put your sponges and other dish washing necessities inside. A hidden cutting board cabinet is also a nice addition. Simply pull out the drawer, and there's a cutting board where you need it in your food prep area. Place your garbage can below the hole in the cutting board for easy clean up.

Mix And Match

Don't just go with plain when choosing your kitchen cabinets. Mix and match some designs on your cabinet door fronts for a bold look. Add glass fronts to a few of your cabinets, or skip a cabinet altogether somewhere in the middle, and opt for some open shelves instead. Use different colors in your cabinets, as well. If you have an island in your kitchen, make the cabinets in the island a different color than the cabinets on your walls. Don't be afraid to mix things up a bit in your kitchen for a bold look.

Think outside the box when remodeling your kitchen. Think about storage and organization when designing your kitchen, as well as the overall design and style of your kitchen. For more information, talk to companies like Logan Construction.