Nobody — that we know, at least — has ever said that they wished they cooked less. If anything, you wish you had the time and energy to whip up something wholesome and satisfying in your kitchen more often, surrounded by good vibes, ingredients, and people. The first step to achieving that? Creating a kitchen you love to be in.
So, what if your rental kitchen has '70s-era cabinets and formica countertops, or if the most advanced thing you know how to do is adding hot dogs to your Kraft Macaroni & Cheese? With a little help from R29 friends Butch and Britt Gage, music-industry professionals and food-lovers who keep the best runnin' home kitchens we know, we're here to offer some simple tips to create a cozy, efficient kitchen that'll inspire way more nights in. Check out 20 steps ahead to souping up your space.