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50 Kitchen Gadgets Under $50 To Make You Feel Like A Professional Chef

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They say a chef is only as good as the tools in their kitchen, and as someone who has recently developed a love of cooking, I can confirm this is 100% true. The right equipment can make or break your kitchen experience, but you don’t need to splurge to have everything you need. Some of the best kitchen gadgets are under $50, so you can stock up on a bunch and live out your chef fantasies on a budget.

Trust me, making a delicious meal is easy as long as you have the right tools to assist you. Need to do a good bit of chopping? Having the right knife and steady cutting board makes it so much easier. Not sure if your chicken is cooked through? A meat thermometer will quickly solve that problem. Plus, there are tons of fun kitchen gadgets that make cooking even more enjoyable. Unexpected, handy tools like a bread maker, a rice cooker and an air fryer will open up so many doors, allowing you to experiment even more in the kitchen. Think homemade sushi, healthy fried fish tacos, rye bread for sandwiches and so much more—all you need is enough storage space for your new tools!

Of course, gadgets and accessories are fun to play with, and can make your cooking experience more pleasant, but to really whip up a good meal, you also need to make sure your pots and pans are up to speed. You can easily get a perfect sear on a buttered scallop if you’re using a quality nonstick pan, and cast iron pans are perfect for seasoned steaks and chickens. Even if you’re looking to make something as simple as a smoothie, having the right blender will make the process much more seamless.

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5 walk in shower ideas to add a luxury feel to your bathroom



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We could look at walk in shower ideas all day long, they are just so dreamy! They used to be something we would just lust over, assuming they were reserved for massive bathrooms and luxury homes BUT we have been proven wrong by these gorgeous rooms. Turns out a walk-in shower can work in a smaller bathroom too, in fact, they are a great choice for a small space because you cut out the bulky tray and enclosure. They can also work with any style and you can now get some really budget-friendly designs.

So just keep scrolling to see how you can make your walk in shower dreams come true, and for more bathroom ideas check out our full feature. 

1. Add a stylish partition to a walk in shower

In larger bathrooms, a partition for a walk in shower might not be needed, but to make them work in a small space you will probably need something to prevent water ending up all over the place. Black Crittall-style shower partitions are super stylish right now, every bathroom on Instagram seems to have them. They somehow manage to be statement and subtle at the same time – like in this bathroom the black works so well with the flooring and the hints of dark colours in the rest of the space.

2. Add a walk in shower to a traditional bathroom 

Walk in showers do seem to be synonymous with more modern bathrooms, but they can work in more traditional spaces too. The wall paneling in this bathroom fits with the period-style and the simple glass screen doesn’t break up the room or add anything too contemporary. 

Also note the shelves that have been built into this walk in shower, a great way

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Remodeling to Feel Younger – Aging-In-Place Home Design

Have you heard about aging-in-place home design? It is a new trend for seniors and older adults who dream of living independently in their own familiar home as they age, surrounded by many rich and fulfilling memories they have long cherished. When recently starting a new business focused on home modifications for elderly and disabled in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I was very pleased to find that the National Association of Home Builders was offering the courses I needed to obtain my Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS certification right here in Atlanta, Georgia. I was able to complete all three courses in February of this year, thanks to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Many subjects were discussed, including how to do aging in place home assessments.

The NAHB Certified Aging-In-Place program instructs individuals in the business management, handicap accessibility aspects of architectural design, and client service procedures necessary to conduct full service design and installation modifications to homes. There are three aging-in-place categories. The first group is made up of 50+ seniors who are healthy, but wisely endeavoring to remodel their homes as they age. The second group is people with progressive illnesses or disabilities that need to modify their homes to accommodate their increasing needs for greater accessibility. The last aging-in-place group is persons who have had an accident and require immediate modification to their homes, as they return from rehab or hospital. Aging-in-place specialists are trained to serve each of these three groups; skillfully serving seniors and disabled persons as they seek to remain living independently in homes they have long cherished.

Home assessments are professionally conducted by certified aging in place specialists. Home modifications are determined by evaluating the needs of the disabled resident, and comparing the needs to the Atlanta home spaces.

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