Create A Casual, Cooked-In Kitchen

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Now that we’re cooking with setting the mood in our front and living/family room spaces, it’s time to turn up the heat in the kitchen. This is the “heart of the hearth”, so taking great care to its details will help create a warm, casual and cooked-in area, leaving potential buyers with a taste of “Home, sweet home.”

TIP: Prettify open shelving with groupings of glass jars, vases, or tins. Photo courtesy of bancroft&ivy, flickr.

TIP: Place out a bottle of wine and glasses to display an air of elegance. Photo courtesy of

TIP: Bake up a package of pre-made cookie dough or bread rolls for a cooked-in flavor and enjoy a scrumptious aroma throughout the house. Photo courtesy of

TIP: Set the table or eating area with place mats, dishes, silverware, and flowers to set a homey mood for food, family, and friends. Photo courtesy of

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).