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10 Unusual Kitchen Tricks You Can Try At Home

Check out these 10 kitchens' out-of-the-box storage and decorating hacks!

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez (Main Photo)

Ref, sink, cooking range—do you think these three basics are all you need to complete your kitchen? Yes, but there are other decorating and storage details you can add to make a unique but efficient cooking (and eating!) space. Check out these ideas from our Real Homes below:

Reclaimed wood instead of tiles


Instead of the usual subway tiles, the homeowners opted for an entire wall made out of reclaimed wood. The materials add a rustic texture to the entire space.

READ: Rustic and Industrial Details Complete This 110sqm Condo Unit

“Framed” kitchen tools


In the same kitchen, cooking tools are corralled within a frame, and are anchored by the use of stainless steel rods.

Chalkboard kitchen list


If you keep on forgetting your grocery list en route to the supermarket, then better have it out in the open with this chalkboard accent wall. All you need is chalkboard paint!

READ:  A Chic, Minimalist 47sqm Condo Unit

A big, glamorous chandelier


And why won’t you put a chandelier in your kitchen? If your overall decorating theme is glam and feminine, adding a beautiful chandelier is just part of that concept. (Get a similar chandelier from The Pietro Collection.)

READ: Liz Uy’s Glam Kitchen and Dining Areas

An up-cycled colander lamp


Designer Twenty Muñoz DIY’d a colander into a ceiling-mounted lamp. How’s that for a kitchen reference?

READ: A 28sqm Taguig Condo With Fun, Industrial Touches

Mixed-up Pinoy materials


We’re loving the mad mix of machuka tiles with wooden floorboards, and wrought iron details for ventilation; it all works.

READ: A Taguig Condo With Cool Storage Features and Vintage Pinoy Accents

Rope to anchor your condiments

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Architects Nikki and Buji Libarnes thought that putting cabinet doors would make their tiny kitchen look even more cramped. Their solution: reining in their condiments with simple rope.

READ: This Architect-Couple Built Their Home Out of Container Vans

A secret alcohol stash


Want to stylishly hide your drinks from the kiddos? Get this discreet liquor cabinet from Mav Furniture, which looks like a vintage office filing cabinet!

READ: A Charming, Country-Style Home for a Family of Four

Mini dining ledge


No dining room in your condo unit? No problem. This narrow but useful ledge in the tiny kitchen can sub for it.

READ: A Charming 26sqm Unit You Can Rent on AirBnb

Subtle industrial accents


You can add a subtle steampunk touch to a contemporary-Filipino kitchen by way of industrial-style droplights and metal bar stools. Keeping it all in gray also helps.

READ: A Two-Storey Home With Modern Pinoy Touches

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