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Garden Bird Houses: A Sanctuary for My Feathered Friends

I'm a dedicated nature lover. Anything I can do to ensure the well-being of my feathered friends makes me happy. Observing avian wildlife in my backyard is even better. This is why I own several birdhouses. My favorite is the acrylic birdhouse that clings to my French patio door. This birdie sanctuary is transparent and crystal clear. It allows me to view nesting birds without disturbing them. The themed birdhouses I've purchased at various garden stores and specialty shops add a splash of color and exciting decor to my yard. In my small collection are farmhouse themed birdhouses, nautical themes, colonial themes and even a birdhouse "mansion". As you can tell, these birdhouses bring me as much pleasure as their intended occupants. You might say these pieces are "for the birds", but I know they're more than that.

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4 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Remodeling a kitchen is a very exciting time. A new kitchen feels so clean and new, and almost makes it fun to make dinner. Doing the remodel yourself is a great way to get the kitchen you want it and to make sure things are organized and easier to find. A kitchen remodel will give you the style you want for your space. Read on for some things you should consider when remodeling your kitchen.

1. Open Shelving

Break up the kitchen cabinetry by adding open shelving instead of closed-in cabinets. This is a way to showcase some of your decor or fine china, rather than hiding it in a cabinet. It provides a nice regardless of your kitchen's stlye. Open shelving breaks up the look of plain cabinets and can add dimension to your kitchen.

2. Glass Doors

If open shelving isn't for you, consider adding glass doors to some of your cabinets to give your cabinets some added decor and beauty. You can choose a plain glass front, glass with beveled edges, frosted glass or a something a bit more decorative. You can use the glass to showcase your serving ware, china, or other decorative items. Plus, the glass front and cabinet will help prevent dust from accumulating on these items.

3. Additional Storage

When planning your kitchen, storage is something that should be considered. You may have enough cabinets and drawers to put away your belongings, but storage accessories can make these things easily accessible. Storage accessories such as a spice rack in a drawer, pull out cabinets with sheet pan dividers, or a pull out garbage can holder are just a few of the storage accessories you can add to your cabinets to make organizing so much easier. Other additions include: utensil dividers, pull out sink organizer, pull out cutting board, or a hanging pot organizer inside a lower cabinet that you can pull out for easy access.

4. Color

These days color is being added to kitchen cabinets, as opposed to a simple stained cabinet door. Black, gray, white, tan and even sage green cabinets are seen all over. Don't rule out a colorful addition to your cabinets, even if it's just the lower or just the upper cabinets that are colored. You can add colorful cabinets to an island if you aren't completely on board with this trend. 

If you're thinking of remodeling your kitchen, take your time with planning, as a kitchen remodel isn't something you do very often. Make sure it's exactly what you want. Talk to a company like DL Cabinetry Jacksonville to help you with the design and layout of your kitchen cabinets.