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Coming Soon: Luxury Living at 1000M

Chicago has a new skyscraper in the works. Located at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, 1000M is a new luxury condo development currently in pre-construction. Towering 74 stories tall, the building will overlook Grant Park and offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, alongside interiors by Chicago native Kara Mann, 1000M is targeted toward the luxury buyer. The building will feature 323 condominiums and full service amenities, like a sundeck, swimming pool, gardens, sky terrace, gym and spa.

Available units range in price from $570,000 to $8,100,000 — varying in size from 926 to 5,488 square feet. Sales for 1000M will begin in late spring/early summer 2017. The development is scheduled for completion in 2021. For additional details, contact @properties.

 

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Kitchens

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Kickass is right. Our friends at apartment therapy hit it out of the park.

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Home trends have moved towards a more open kitchen, and away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. We’ve noticed many other types of shelving, and even little to no storage above waist height at all. This means more room for windows, and a lighter, more airy kitchen. Explore these different kitchen design ideas…

One Long Ledge

One continuous ledge that’s as long as the countertop is a sleek and modern option. The shelf in this green kitchen (lead image above) was designed by OeO Studio, and makes the space look extra long and sleek.

(Image credit: Yellowtrace)

It’s especially lovely when the ledge is the same material as the countertops. Joseph Dirand’s Paris apartment looks classic.

Hanging Storage Bar

(Image credit: Gisbert Poeppler)

Minimalists might love a bar on which to hang utensils and supplies. Above, Gisbert Poeppler designed this kitchen with a long copper one that’s beautiful with the pinks and greens.

(Image credit: Milk Decoration)

For those on a budget, IKEA’s GRUNDTAL series can get you a similar look. You can see it above the sink in Gesa Hansen’s kitchen.

Suspended Shelves

(Image credit: Birmingham Home Garden)

There’s something so architectural about these suspended shelves from Marianne Strong Interiors, seen in Birmingham Home & Garden.

(Image credit: Dean & Silva)

When constructed in the middle of the room, or above the island, it provides the storage but has less visual weight than regular closed cabinets. This kitchen was designed by Dean & Silva and the shelving doesn’t block light from the windows.

Open Shelves

(Image credit: Dalla Polvere)

For this vintage style kitchen design, Dalla Polvere also borrowed elements of commercial kitchens with their open stainless steel shelves that hold spices and supplies overhead.

(Image credit: Domino)

For a more seamless look, consider minimalist glass shelves in this sleek modern kitchen from Domino.

Open Storage Boxes

(Image credit: Nest)

This is a twist on the traditional cabinet and can be configured in various ways, using something like Muuto’s stacked system.

(Image credit: J. Ingerstedt)

… or in a neat rows like this kitchen from Elle Deco UK.

Closed Full-Size Storage Cupboards

Instead of eye-level cabinets, consider full-size cupboards, like these flanking the stove in a kitchen from Reno Rumble (Australian reality TV show) designers. One hides the fridge and the other is storage. Via The Life Creative Blog.

(Image credit: Made Architects)

Or, one whole wall of cabinets on the side, like this beautiful space from Made Architects.

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Kitchens

10 Simple Hacks to a Stylish Kitchen

When life gives you lemons, try organizing them with these 10 simple hacks to a stylish kitchen.

Gold and White Bins in Organized Pantry

All you’ll need is a can of spray paint and a couple dollar store bins to achieve this expensive, metal look. Once you add labels, this stylish kitchen hack makes for the perfect organized pantry.

Labeled Containers in Organized Pantry

Photo by Melissa George

These clear containers are very much so eye-catching, but throwing on a label keeps us organized. Try storing your dry goods in this canister set and you’ll see just how much energy and space you’re saving. You can find this look at the Container Store. 

Labeled Baskets in Pantry

Indeed, nothing says “snack basket” like a woven basket. Add a simple tag of your choice and you’re on your way to a stylish, timeless, and organized look.

Smart Food Container Storage

Photo by Jules Frazer

We all love Tupperware, and Smart Food Container’s offer a variety of sizes and a range of colorful lids to requite our love. This trendy hack will keep your Tupperware from being misplaced, while adding an aesthetic flair to your kitchen.

Spice Storage Rail on Pantry Door

Photo by IKEA

If you are one to buy spices, this may be the stylish kitchen look for you. All you have to do is take a small window treatment rod or shop IKEA to get this Fintorp IKEA rail and Syrlig curtain clips. Simply mount this on the backside of a pantry door, and your spices will stay cool and dry, and out for a beautiful display.

Vertical Storage Space

Photo by Darling Dexter

If you want this look, get IKEA’s Grundtal kitchen series.

Not only is it your budget-friendly, stainless steel shelving system, it is a one-of-a-kind stylish look. It hangs on walls so that you make the most of your Kitchen counter-tops. Grabbing knives, forks, pots and pans has never looked so easy.

Make Use of the Space Around Your Fridge

Photo by Alan Chu

if you have a small kitchen, don’t leave that sliver of space between your fridge and the wall empty. How about making a DIY rolling pantry perfect for storing nonperishable goods. It frees up clutter elsewhere, while offering a sense of unique, stylish decor.

Vintage Untapped Space use

Photo by danbolig.dk

There’s a lot going on here, from the standard base cabinets being used for toe kick drawers to the curtain rod holding the essential utensils. Then there’s a small pot rack, hanging on the wall next to the stove, for quick and easy access.

 

Over the Sink Cutting Board

This is not your kitchen island, but it’s one heck of a way around it. The over-the-sink cutting board is a stylish, quick fix and brings your chopping and rinsing needs right to sink.

Create Kitchen Storage in a Nearby Room

A tiny kitchen can sometimes lose its glamour when cluttered, and it’s much too time consuming and costly to remodel. So why not use that nook or closet nearby and expand your kitchen with charm. Create an organized look with some of our listed simple ways to a stylish kitchen.

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