Small Kitchens

How to Spruce Up Your Rental Kitchen

If your drab cooking space makes you head straight for the takeout menu, you need to make a change. Here are nine easy tricks to personalize your kitchen (without losing your security deposit).

9 Genius Space-Saving Finds for Your Kitchen

Small kitchen? No problem. These products will store it all.

4 Super Easy and Sophisticated Home DIY Projects

“DIY” doesn’t have to stand for difficult, involved, yikes! These fun redos from four top bloggers are low-effort and high-impact. Here’s all the stuff, steps, and secrets you need.

Your Ultimate Guide to a Clutter-Free Home

Never wonder where to put anything again with these ingenious organizing picks, tips, and tricks.

The Best Route to a Cleaner Kitchen

Want to know exactly which tasks to tackle, and in what order? Four industry pros plot the steps that will speed your routine and guarantee a thorough clean.

How to Clean Almost Anything: An A-to-Z Guide

Your waffle maker is crusty; the knives are rusty. It’s time for an all-around spruce-up. Whether you need shortcuts for the regulars (sinks) or how-tos for the rest (air mattress?), this story spells it all out for you.

How Can I Judge Furniture Craftsmanship?

From dovetail to dowel, find out which types of joints signal high-quality design.

7 Unique Wine Racks

Keep favorite wines within reach for dinner parties and holiday gatherings with one of these well-constructed storage pieces.

The Best Kitchen Sponges and Brushes

Feeling wishy-washy about your dish cleaners? Real Simple vetted 150 options to find tough tools that turn the drudgery of a full sink into a daily happy scour.

6 Kitchen Sink Accessories

Secure those hard-working instruments in proper fashion with one of these handy containers. 

8 Germiest Items in Your Home

Turns out, bacteria tends to linger on some of the most frequently used household items. Here, a list of germ-laden places—and how to tackle those trouble spots.

7 Exclusive Deals from Real Simple and Gilt

Score big discounts on kitchen essentials, handpicked by Real Simple editors, on sale now at Gilt.com.