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These Kitchen Gadgets Are So Much Fun!


I’ve been through a few kitchen renovations and have actually managed to come through each one with sanity intact. Well, I guess some people would question that assertion, particularly those who know the reasons behind those renovations. You see, on one or two occasions, I’ve launched a renovation simply because I needed more space for my gadgets and appliances.


Photo: Dash

I suppose I could sit myself down and work out the difference between wants and needs. Do I really need that Dash single waffle maker? I mean, how long would it take to make a batch of waffles with a little gadget like this anyway? Hmm, but it’s so cute! In any case, my family of three absolutely loves it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that owning one does not qualify as a need. But, it does qualify as a very strong want. And that’s almost like a need, right?

Oh, I do love shopping for gadgets, and I know I’m not the only one with this particular fascination. Designers have been applying their skills to improving the way our gadgets and appliances look and work for decades. Alessi, OTOTO and Propaganda are among those design houses leading the trend. Now, we’re lucky in that we don’t have to hunt down exclusive shops in order to see some of these products. Many of them are sold at most kitchen stores.

“Don’t eat the cherry pits! Cherry trees will grow in your stomach.” Did your mother ever give you that dire warning? Well, now you can pit cherries the fun way. Check out this Cherry Chomper by Talisman. I so want one.

Photo: Talisman Designs

Photo: Talisman Designs

Talk about marrying form and function. Alessi designed this beautiful juicer. I have to say that I bought one a few years ago, and I still use it often. It doesn’t separate the seeds from the juice. But, if you don’t mind that, it really is a thing of beauty and a conversation starter, too.

Photo: Alessi Designs

Photo: Alessi Designs

Have you seen any new and fun gadgets? Tell me about them.

July Blog Hop Post #3: Tile Tips for an Eye-Catching Backsplash

Can we get a drum roll, please? Range Hoods Inc would like to announce the publication of the third post within the Range Hoods Inc July Blog Hop! This contribution comes from Bill Buyok at the Tile Talk blog. Bill contributed Tile Tips for an Eye-Catching Backsplash; this post should guide you through choosing tile for your kitchen backsplash.

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Don’t forget that in addition to reading the blog post contributions, you have only 3 days left to enter for the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Enter here for a chance to win; we hope the funds help you throughout the summer in your DIY projects and home improvement goals.

Tile Talk is the blog at Avente Tile, a company that specializes in ceramic, handmade tile for interiors and exteriors in elegant home design. In his blog hop contribution, Bill explains how artisan tile can complement your kitchen within the backsplash. As you can see in the photos in Bill’s blog post, artisan tile pops in the back of the kitchen and gives personality and character to the space and the kitchen design. Click the link above to learn more and learn how to choose backsplash tile for your kitchen.

You can find each contribution from the Range Hoods Inc July Blog Hop Here:

5 Elements of an Artful Kitchen on Artful Kitchens

Budget Outdoor Décor Hacks on Snazzy Little Things

Tile Tips for an Eye-Catching Backsplash on Tile Talk

The Blog Hop Giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card ends at midnight on August 31st, 2015. Visit our blog post (Range Hoods Inc July Blog Hop & $50 Amazon Gift Card) to enter for multiple chances to win by visiting the Facebook pages of the participants above. It’s easy and fast to enter.

Thanks for reading, and stay cool! We wish you the best in your Summer DIY & Home Improvement endeavors this year.

Extreme Kitchens

Extreme kitchens are interiors that make your jaw drop. They’re like nothing anyone has ever seen anywhere else. Why not take your kitchen to the extreme with these inspirational ideas and design choices?

Range Hoods with Style

In Top 5 Crazy Looking Range Hoods and Top 5 Crazy Looking Range Hoods Part 2, you’ll see range hoods that look like sculptures or lighting fixtures. These designs give a new meaning to the word “hood.” Bring creativity and elegance to the kitchen with designer range hoods like these that will make your kitchen design pop.

For example, in the photo below, you can see how the Sopresa Vertigo Double from Best Range Hoods looks like metal artwork, but it is in fact a working kitchen range hood.

Bring Nature Inside

It looks like someone built this kitchen around an existing tree. It would be relaxing to be so close to nature while cooking family meals and creating memories in the kitchen. Add some potted plants and this will feel like an outdoor kitchen.


Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45528646203974286/

One-of-a-Kind Pieces

This unique wine rack brings an industrial and “steam punk” look to the kitchen. This piece would look great in a bachelor pad. The style adds a custom look to the kitchen.

Whoever thought up this #wine rack #design is pretty creative! What an interesting way to #recycle old materials to create something new and #beautiful.

Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/385620786816111940/

SkidawayPipeWorks on Etsy offers a similar feel with its one-of-a-kind kitchen pot and pan holder design. This “industrial modern décor” is outside of the box and handmade.

Kitchen Pot & Pan Holder Hanging Pots and Pans Industrial Modern Decor

The photo below is another example of an industrial, modern kitchen with one-of-a-kind pieces. It looks like the bar stools may have been created with reclaimed materials. The oversized lights fit well into the design and frame the kitchen island.

Open shelves, instead of upper cabinets, give a small kitchen in designer Ken Fulk's Napa Valley house an airy feel. The shelves and countertops are made of galvanized metal and the cabinetry is made from old fencing. Vintage truck springs, used as stools, were found at Artefact Design & Salvage. Fulk spotted the vintage industrial pendant lights at the Paris flea market.<br />

Photo Credit: http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/kitchens/g1493/unique-kitchen-designs/?slide=9

Fearless Kitchen Lighting

Lighting can create a “wow factor” in the space. Choose lighting with flair and style that complements your kitchen décor. Lighting designs share the impressive visuals of artwork and sculptures; these are visuals that will distinguish your kitchen from others like it.

Photo Credit: http://designindulgences.com/2011/03/27/glammed-out-modern-indulgences/

Go Extreme with Color

This designer made a daring move with a bright blue color for all of the cabinets but it pays off. The cabinet color matches well with the flooring. Meanwhile, the large range hood exterior makes a big, fabulous statement.

Photo Credit: http://www.houseofturquoise.com/2014/07/sawyer-berson.html?crlt.pid=camp.mTfSeCGbwX5k

Just Around the River Bend

A river sink takes kitchen sinks to a whole new level. One way to make use of a river sink is to fill it with ice to keep drinks and/or food items cold while entertaining. The look will also create a beautiful and impressive presentation. Perhaps a river sink can also be used to wash a lot of produce at once. The river sink design creates a curve that the eye wants to follow along the counter.

a river sink! can also be filled with ice for parties..cool for kitchen island. I want this in my dream home;)

 Photo Credit: https://homes.yahoo.com/news/creative-curved-river-sinks-flow-countertops-151652787.html

Draw on the Walls

Make your kitchen your own and write on the walls. Create a chalkboard wall using chalk paint. You can create shopping lists and notes. Let out your inner child! The kitchen below also has a chic black and white color scheme that allows the chalkboard wall to fit in subtly.

Parede decorativa, onde você pode anotar recados e ainda prática! Você pode colocar os utensílio mais usado no dia a dia para complementar a decoração.

Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/372813675376196396/

We hope these ideas have inspired you to create fearless and extreme kitchen designs!