What did my friends do before Pinterest? They had many magazine subscriptions and recipe boxes. But now life is easier because they can create boards for anything on the website and those pins are just waiting for us when they finally throw that baby shower or refinish the kitchen counters. And Pinterest is paying attention. According to the site’s Home Report for 2017, these are the big trends in kitchens this year.
Super organized pantries - Cleaning out your pantry isn’t just about checking expiration dates. The home cooks on Pinterest want their pantry shelves to look like a high-end grocery store, and you will too when you see the photos. They're talking matching baskets to store fruits and veggies in and adorable little chalkboard labels.
Vertical bar carts - I guess a cute bar cart is a thing now, but when you’re short on space, it’s tough to justify. That’s why these trendy off the floor versions are perfect. They’re using floating shelves or peg boards on Pinterest to create stylish storage that doesn’t take up much space.
Composting - It’s not just for your off-the-grid cousin in Idaho. Lots of people want to know how to DIY a compost bin and the do’s and don’ts of what goes in it.
Coffee bar command center - People are serious about their coffee, so it makes sense that those who prefer to make it at home are creating entire stations around their buzzy brew. These are stocked with mugs, sugar, coffee makers, and anything else you’d need to get your cup on and face the day.
Cast iron cookware - Cooking pros know that cast iron beats nonstick any day. It can take the high heat, lasts longer than the cheap stuff, and cooking in cast iron even adds iron to your food.