Your kitchen is most likely where the majority of memories within your home are going to be made. It’s likely where most of them have already occurred. And as a result, this is an area of your home that needs to be highly decorated.

After all, it will be one of the main areas where both you and your family are going to be spending a large portion of their time. In order to accommodate this daily flow of traffic, you’ll definitely want to space things out in the most convenient way possible. With that being said, we are going to provide you with cost effective and simple kitchen décor ideas that anyone can apply in their home.

Kitchen Decorating 101

Keep in mind that there are four basic layouts that you can choose to have laid out for your kitchen:

  • A “Gallery-Shape” theme that has appliances that are sitting on opposite sides of one another. 
  • The “L-Shape” theme is designed to provide your kitchen with three essential elements that are all lined up one after another (fridge, stove, and sink). 
  • The “U-Shaped” theme has elements that are located on three separate walls. 
  • The “G-Shape” theme is designed to add a fourth wall to your room so that you can have more space in your kitchen for guests and additional appliances if needed. 

Before you partake in any one of these, it is essential that you understand them all. You should have a clear idea about what you’re looking for in your head before you decide to invest in any of the above themes that we just discussed.

Picking Colors for Your Kitchen

Adding the right color to your kitchen can take you a long way in regards to kitchen décor. The perfect color can capture a feeling and provide a certain mood in this area of your home. Keep in mind that more modern looks for kitchens tend to have very clean colors such as black or white and don’t tend to get too fancy in the design department. They usually have silver appliances and most of their panels are custom built very minimally.

When you are searching for items to place within your kitchen, make sure that you measure out the area beforehand. This will provide you with an exact approximation of exactly what you’ll need and what size it needs to be. For example, does your kitchen have enough space for a folding chair? How large an island would you need to purchase in order to take up the perfect amount of room within your kitchen? These are all questions that you should be asking on a regular basis.


All in all, kitchen décor is really as simple or as hard as people make it out to be. If you aren’t really sure where to proceed then there are a variety of books and online resources that you could use to get you started. Once you have an idea, see if it fits within your budget before moving forward with it.

What is the one quality about your bathroom that you dislike the most? For a lot of people, a lack of storage space seems to be their main concern. Well, the good news is that you can solve this problem quite easily by purchasing a bathroom vanity. These are basically cabinets that can be made from porcelain, stone, or wood and are used to store essential items like towels and toiletries. In the following sections, we are going to teach you everything you need to know about bathroom storage.

What Are Bathroom Vanities?

Bathroom vanities generally come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. However, they more commonly come in the form of a cabinet that contains one to two shelves. Wider vanities tend to have a lot more storage space and can provide you with the luxury of being able to store essential items when you’re not using them. For example, you’ll be able to store bathroom and cleaning supplies, towels, linens, trimmers, and other toiletries that would otherwise get in the way and take up a lot of space.

To put simply, vanities are highly essential in regards to bathroom storage. The majority of vanities are about seventy inches wide, which is relatively charge and can provide you with a lot of space. Some models are a bit wider while some are a bit narrower. In general, expect to have access to anywhere between one and three shelves to store items. Also keep in mind that you’ll be presented with all kinds of styles and designs when you go to purchase a vanity.

This means that you’ll be able to choose a bathroom storage scheme that matches the overall tone of your bathroom. A lot of home owners love wooden and marble models since they tend to offer the most visual appeal. Now, let’s move on to talk about what you should know before purchasing a bathroom vanity.

Measuring Bathroom Space

The first step that you need to take is the measure the amount of space that you have inside of your bathroom. Make sure that you do this because the last thing you want is to purchase a vanity that doesn’t fit inside of this area of your home. Remember that a smaller vanity can always fit into a larger space but a larger vanity will never be able to fit into a smaller space. Keep in this in mind when measuring your bathroom.

Determining Your Needs

Make sure that you are fully aware of what you want before you go out and start shopping for bathroom vanities. By this point, you should already have a clear idea about what you want in regards to size, color, and style. A vanity can be very convenient to have in your home and can even keep dangerous chemicals and products away from small children. If you are looking for a storage space option that is cost-efficient and simple to set up then a bathroom vanity may just be the ideal solution for you.

People’s preferred pastimes are numerous. Some are active, like baseball, football, and other such team sports, and others, more passive, like stargazing or bird watching. These latter hobbies can be quite rewarding for their practitioners, since they require them to learn quite a bit about the subjects of their observation. This kind of learning can be difficult at first, but invariably leads to a relaxing and rewarding time spent with others knowledgeable about the subject later, or in its most rewarding incarnation, spent teaching. Here, we’ll look at a few different kinds of bird feeders, to help you get started on this often overlooked pastime.

Plastic Feeders

Plastic gravity feeders are perhaps the most common bird feeders, as they’re the easiest to set up and easiest to deploy. Gravity feeders have a hole in the top that’s accessible via removal of a plastic cap. Feed is placed into this hole until the cylinder is filled, and birds have access to the feed through either one or several cuts in the bottom of the cylinder. The main advantages to these feeders are the facts that they’re cheap, easy to deploy, easy to refill, and easy to clean. Some people don’t like these feeders, however, because they’re only suitable for a certain set of birds, and sometimes can be bad for the environment (if they detach in high winds or break apart during storms, for instance). Still, they’re a great beginner’s option, and most people just getting into birdwatching can’t go wrong with one.

“Pan” Feeders

Pan feeders are dish-like feeders that are filled with food and can either be hung or laid on a flat surface. These are good for people who want an up-close-and-personal look at their birds, are attracting a specific species of bird, or just like to be able to see the birds that fly in from a better angle than might be afforded by a mounted vertical feeder. The downside to pan feeders is that most have to be refilled quite frequently, as birds have direct access to feed. This also means they have to be cleaned quite frequently. On the upside, they’re good for attracting particular kinds of birds and their mates or relatives. Pan feeders are good for birdwatchers of any skill level, but are preferred by those who have some idea as to just what they want to see.

Birdhouse Dispensers

Some birdhouse designs incorporate a bird feeder as well. These are becoming increasingly common. The advantages to these are that they tend to be well made, attract many common and fun-to-watch birds, and are easy to set up and refill. The downside is that they’re really made for just one bird at a time. This makes them well suited for those who are just getting in to bird watching and want to learn each bird species as they go along. For pure watching, however, the gravity feeders are probably a better choice. These are great for kids, however, and that makes them popular purchases for parents.