3 Kitchen Design Tips to Follow (and 3 Mistakes to Avoid)
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By Rochelle Bilow

We don’t have to tell you twice that we consider our kitchens the center of our homes. In this most-important room, both smart, intuitive design and attractive aesthetics are equally important. After all—you won’t just be cooking for your dinner parties and family meals. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that no matter how snazzy a table you set, everyone will wind up hanging around the kitchen island or butcher block (so, uh, make sure you have one). We could talk for days on end about what makes a great kitchen, but here are the most important tips to follow—and mistakes to avoid.

Related: How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Irene Neuwirth uses this table for everything from client lunches to food prep.

Make it Happen

1. Invest in a Multi-Use Table

A well-made, sturdy, wooden table provides more than just a place to eat. Irene Neuwirth, a L.A.-based jewelry designer who devoted a third of her boutique to a kitchen,…………… continues on Yahoo Food

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Small Kitchen Design Ideas Anyone Can Try
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6 things we learned about decorating small spaces, from a few of our favorite bloggers!

By Anna Kocharian

go for bold

A vibrant color block is the perfect way to designate zones in a studio setup. Checkered tiles coupled with a bright burst of yellow, complement the lively ambience of this retro space.  

See more of this studio makeover on Oh Happy Day!

Related: How to style your kitchen shelves.

stick to neutrals

Maximize the visual dimensions of a room with a basic decor scheme and a subtle use of color. A striped rug instantly elongates the appearance of the narrow space!

See more of this gorgeous San Francisco kitchen on

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