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Our set designer shares her secrets for having a stylish, organized kitchen

There's no doubt that keeping a kitchen organized can be hard, but once you find your groove everything seems to fall into place. Our very own set designer, Danielle Hunter, shares three different DIYs to help you make your kitchen a beautiful and organized space.

Decorative Shelves

What you need:

What you do:

  1. Create a colour scheme and gather things you have accordingly like trays, placemats and dishware or pull together things that you can use for the current season.
  2. Start with the backdrop and back layer using trays, placemats and plates.
  3. Then layer smaller items in to create character and interest.

Have fun and make your ledge a useful and creative backdrop to your kitchen!

Peg Board

What you need:

  • One 4’x8’x 1/2″ sheet of veneered plywood, but we cut ours to 3’x6’
  • Two 1″ wooden dowels
  • Wood plank for shelves.
  • 1″ Forstner Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Level

What you do:

  1. Drill holes with Forstner bit. Ours were 4” apart. Use a guild to make sure the holes are drilled/ cut straight.
  2. Plan out your shelves and cut to size.
  3. Cut dowels for shelf holders, long enough to put through the board and have space on the other size for stability.
  4. Sand any rough edges.
  5.  Hang the board from the back with a wooden angled cleat.

Vinyl Flooring

Materials are from Speer Broadloom and prints out of tile are from Oakville Blue Printers