Mad about Martha(‘s Kitchens) – Part 1

9 Oct
Open Shelves

Open Shelves

Pot Racks
Pot Racks
Cat Feeding Trough

Cat Feeding Trough

I have always been a big fan of Martha Stewart – not for her cooking skills, mind you, as I haven’t picked up a spatula in over a year, but for her fabulous style, envious organizational skills and her top notch business savvy. I, as I am sure many of you were as well, was super-excited to see if her kitchen cabinets would live up to the hype. At first glance, I would have to say they have.  Over the span of a few posts, because this topic is just too huge, I will go over some of my favourite kitchen marthaisms.

Today I look at some of Martha’s “Top 50 Tips” for a fabulous and functional kitchen.

For one, I don’t claim to be in any way shape or form “tidy” or organized in the realm of Martha, but I manage. I was mortified by the photos of drawer after drawer artfully organized with melon peelers, graters and small hand tools. Who needs that many tools? I guess Martha does.  Here are some of my favourites from the article:

Open Shelves – A great look for those who enjoy cleaning enough so as to not mind the additional dusting and cleaning and organization required to pull it off.

Pot Racks – Love ’em, the bigger the better – especially when “adorned” with antique copper pots.

Cat Feeding Trough – You laugh, I’m getting one.

Bird’s Beak Shelve Adjustment System – Allows for easy adjustment of shelves, not for everyone, but interesting concept (which apparently has been around forever).

Exposed Garbage Bins – If you have a suitable space at the end of an aisle or counter, I say why not. Especially in busy kitchens. While complex garbage and recycling bins systems  fully integrated into the kitchen cabinetry is all the rage – it is not always the most practical choice.

Full Glass Cabinets – Never been a fan, but this is so stunning. If you are going to show off your plates, you may as well really show them off. Looks like a greenhouse. Pretty.

Next post will delve into Martha’s Style, stay tuned!

Amy B.

Birds beak shelf system

Birds Beak for Versatility

Garbage Bins

Garbage bins displayed with pride!

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2 Responses to “Mad about Martha(‘s Kitchens) – Part 1”

  1. designsimplyworks October 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    That “birds beak” idea is pretty clever – I’ve never seen it before. It looks like it would be pricey. I’m so over looking at those exposed holes that are inherent with adjustable shelving.
    Thanks for the post – I don’t presently have a Home Depot near me.

    • amybytzek October 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

      Interesting idea for sure – wouldn’t want to clean all those crevices though!

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