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DIY carousels keep disarray at bay and food within reach.
Decorchick’s pantry remodel features six lazy-Susan “carousels” that transformed her food closet from frenzied to fantastic.
“They’re the best idea ever,” says Emily, aka Decorchick. “I knew the carousels would be great. They make the pantry more organized, and that’s just what I wanted.”
Emily’s “before” pantry was a riot of cereal boxes, peanut butter jars, baking goods, aluminum foil, and assorted canned goods. Items disappeared into the deep recesses of the corner cabinet, rarely to be seen again. And the pantry floor was a mess of onion sacks, cleaning tools, and supplies.
We see lots of kitchen trends at HouseLogic, so we know it’s easy to get swept along with what’s in vogue, only to get bummed out by your faddish design choices a few years later. Thank you — and damn you — Pinterest.
But chances are you’re only going to remodel your current kitchen once. After all, a complete kitchen renovation has a national median cost of $60,000, according to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With that much on the line, you want to make all the right moves. If you do, you could recover about 67% of your investment if you sell.
So we’re here to future-proof you from angst by naming the seven definitive kitchen features that will retain their beauty, marketability, and value — all while giving you lasting enjoyment.
#1: White is the Dominant Color
Bottom line: White is the most marketable color. You’ll always find it atop the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual survey of most popular kitchen colors. It simply doesn’t go out of style.