10 Ways to Create a Modern Kitchen


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Make the Family Room a Prep Area

Open concept homes invite the kitchen into the parlor for live entertainment, conversation and some desperately needed extra space. If you've ever tried to bake batches of Christmas cookies in a conventional kitchen, you know that all's fair in love and baking. Prepped cookie sheets balanced on the microwave, cooling trays on top of the refrigerator and strips of parchment paper taped to the light fixtures will become a thing of the past when you have a big new area to call "The Kitchen (Phase II)".