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Get More Kitchen Storage With Counter-Depth Upper Cabinets

Get the lowdown on expanding your upper storage capacity

Upper cabinets don’t come in one height or width, and they don’t come in just one depth either. Typically, upper cabinets are much shallower than lower cabinets, sometimes by as much as half the depth. That’s some serious space you’re missing out on if you’re looking to squeeze every inch of storage out of your kitchen. Here’s why you might want to consider going deep with your upper cabinets.

Where to Hang Open Shelves in the Kitchen

Consider these locations for letting in natural light, dealing with a tricky corner and more

Open shelving in the kitchen is a bit of a love-it-or-leave-it idea, and whether it’s practical or not comes largely down to how you use your kitchen. But if you do want to incorporate floating shelves, a question emerges: Where should you hang them? There are many great places to put open shelves, and this guide will help you determine the best spot in your kitchen.

10 Inspiring Setups for Outdoor Dining

These alfresco dining arrangements will have you eager to dust off the patio set and get outside this season

With the arrival of spring, we’re ready to throw open the doors and take dining outside. You don’t need much to create an inviting setup for outdoor dining. All it really takes is clear skies, warm weather — or a cozy blanket — and something tasty to eat. The addition of twinkling lights, comfortable furnishings and options for creating shade or adding heat makes outdoor dining all the more enjoyable. Take a look at these 10 inspired outdoor dining arrangements, from Melbourne to Milan, that all take eating outdoors to new heights.

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11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry’s Biggest Event

We visited the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and found that many familiar kitchen features appear to be here to stay

If you’re looking for some insight into the coming kitchen trends for 2018 and beyond, or if you’re just looking for some fresh ideas to give your kitchen style an update, the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida, might offer some clues. My design team and I spotted plenty of great ideas there, and the following is a collection of some of our favorites. (If you’re looking for bathroom inspiration, check out some favorite bathroom ideas we also spotted at KBIS.)

Smartphone Addiction in America

Americans are addicted to their cellphones, but that’s not exactly fresh news. There is something unnerving about our obsession, though. 

The stats from this infographic shows exactly how far our cellphone overuse goes. The average American uses their phone around 3 hours a day, and we’re checking our cell phones roughly 110 times per day!

Learn Hao To Play the Piano in 10 Minutes

At age of 40, Jeff, the oil company executive, tried to learn to play a small song on the Casio keyboard that he bought for his children. He quickly went on to play many original works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Elton John, Billy Joe, John Lennon, and Jay Chou … all because he built a notation system that anyone can read immediately. The patented Hao Staff (named after him and referenced against the traditional Grand Staff music notation) is now already used by thousands of people.

At age of 40, Jeff, the oil company executive, tried to learn to play a small song on the Casio keyboard that he bought for his children. He quickly went on to play many original works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Elton John, Billy Joe, John Lennon, and Jay Chou … all because he built a notation system that anyone can read immediately. The patented Hao Staff (named after him and referenced against the traditional Grand Staff music notation) is now already used by thousands of people. That number is expected to grow into tens of millions in the near future, and hopefully, will teach people around the world how to play the piano in a matter of minutes.