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Be an Instant Barista
Are you the social butterfly of your friend circle? Is your home welcome to any and all? Here are seven essential kitchen storage and organization tools that will make sure your home is always prepped for a party.
Always Have a Cup Ready
Keep your coffee and tea items at the ready and close together. That way you're not searching all over your kitchen for your favorite mugs and saucers. Here, open shelving helps highlight all of your coffee essentials, right above your esspresso machine.
(Pictured: Open shelving from Martha Stewart Living, available at The Home Depot.)
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Plan a Winning Wine Night
If you fancy yourself as something of a sommelier, having a place to proudly display your collection is almost mandatory! A custom wine rack is an attractive addition to your home and can fit in effortlessly into the rest of your bar and serving area. Bonus tip: Sort your wines by type, year, or region to make them easy to find.
(Pictured: Lily Pond cabinetry from the Martha Stewart Living collection at The Home Depot)
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Prep Your Place Settings
Keeping your dining table necessities such as table linens, napkins, nakin rings, and coasters in one place makes setting the table infinitely less of a headache. Sort your linens by pattern, fabric type, color, or occasion.
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Create Custom Spaces
Creating custom spaces in your kitchen that reflect the kind of gatherings you host is one of the key ways to increase your preperation efficiency. For example, creating an open island space under or near your cooking range makes plating your main course a breeze.
(Pictured: Weston cabinetry from Martha Stewart Living, available at The Home Depot.)
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Surefire Open Shelving
Create a drink station with open shelving to proudly and neatly display your crystal and stemware. Change the brackets, or corbels, underneath the shelving to fit your own personal decor. Pro tip: You can also use corbels under countertops for an elevated and elegant look.
(Create open-shelving ideas from Martha Stewart Living, available at The Home Depot.)
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Tackle Your Utensils
Save counter space by maximizing your flatware and utensil drawers. A sliding tiered drawer allows you to store both dining flatware and commonly used cooking untensils compactly in one location, keeping your kitchen surfaces clutter-free.
(Tiered Cutlery Divider from Martha Stewart Living, available at The Home Depot.)
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