How to Keep Your Stainless Steel Clean

stainlessProtect this popular kitchen material with a consistent but gentle cleaning routine

For the past few years, designers have debated whether or not stainless steel will continue to reign supreme in kitchens across America or lose its popularity to glossy black or white appliances boasting sleek, smooth finishes.

While the trendsetters debate, however, millions of us continue to choose to live with the commercially cool look and functionality of stainless steel. Whether you have a little or a lot of the shiny stuff, here’s what experts suggest we do about those fingerprints, and how to care for and clean one of the hardest-working surfaces in the house.

13 cool ways to make your small living space look & feel big

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7 Rules for Organizing Small Spaces

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The Greatest Buildings of World History

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Foreclosure Inventory Hits Lowest Mark in Over 7 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Furniture Arranging To Make Your Home Feel Bigger

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How to Make Your Move Easier for Your Family

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.04.28 PMSay goodbye to a much-loved home and settle in quickly to a new place with these tips for transitioning

Moving into a new house is so much more than simply relocating to a different place. When we leave behind a home, especially one we’ve lived in for a long time, we also leave behind all those years spent enjoying it. Children who were tiny when you moved in have grown into strapping teenagers under its roof. Friends have visited, meals have been shared, and the small dramas of everyday life have been played out in it, so it can be emotional to walk away.

Settling into a new home that carries traces of its previous owners also can take time. So in the rush and chaos of moving, take time to celebrate the home you’re leaving and get set to enjoy the place you’re moving into with these tips for easing the transition.

How to Color-Block With Confidence in the Kitchen

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.00.58 PMMaster the art of color-blocking in your cooking and dining area by following these foolproof design tricks

Color-blocking is a popular fashion trend that has been a firm favorite with designers and fashion lovers over the past several years. Although it’s taken a little longer for the high-impact look to filter down into the interiors world, the technique is now being embraced by many design professionals and home decorators, too, especially in the kitchen, as a way to liven up a neutral scheme and help a space stand out. Take a look at the color-blocking cheat sheet that we’ve compiled for you below.

15 Creative Kitchen Backsplashes for the Adventurous

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 4.05.03 PMConsider using snow skis, mirrors, bottle caps and other unusual materials for your next kitchen backsplash

Not a fan of white subway tile? Don’t fret. Look to custom and DIY options for creative backsplashes that are only limited by your imagination and budget. Of course, you’ll want to take into consideration your cooking habits, too. Those who fancy themselves amateur chefs and tend to have multiple splattering pans going at once might not be keen on a custom photography backsplash. But for the pop-it-in-the-microwave types, the more decorative options might make sense.

Here are 15 adventurous options that you — or your designer — may want to consider for your next kitchen backsplash.