The kitchen is a special sanctuary whether you're into gourmet cooking or not. It's a place where you can pig out in peace, guzzle chocolate milk right out of the carton and eat cold pizza while standing over the sink -- and the calories will never find you. It has most everything you need, too: running water, fire, ice, sharp implements, large work surfaces, comfort food, greens (for those guilty moments when fiber seems like a good idea), and lots of potential.
The kitchen can be a homework station, a craft corner, a cozy spot for a heart-to-heart, or your fortress of solitude when the going gets tough. These 10 tips will help introduce your trusty kitchen to the 21st century and give it a well-deserved facelift.