What It’s Like to Work in a Kitchen – Restaurant Back of the House

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A healthy restaurant ecosystem has many components: a charming front-of-house team, cunning managers, and a motley crew of underpaid misfits that are actually cooking your food.

Unless you’ve worked in a kitchen, it’s hard to understand the chaotic dance of a dinner rush. Coded language, constant personality clashes, and thick-as-blood camaraderie are side dishes to every entree you’ve ever ordered.

To turn the world of cooks into an open kitchen, we asked back-of-house staff from around the country to enlighten us on some of the things that they’re always having to explain to their friends who they only get to hang out with on Monday nights.

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Salt and butter are everywhere

But always unsalted butter. Also, half-sticks of butter look downright cutesy compared to 1lb blocks.
 

Cooks don’t get tipped out

If you’re going by the book, it’s illegal to force employees to pool tips for

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Kitchen – White House Museum

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President Obama with Savannah Guthrie for the Super Bowl 49 pre-game show (White House – Pete Souza)

From Simple Cooks to Gourmet Chefs

In the early life of the White House, the African American staff and other servants who lived at the President’s House most often had rooms in the basement. Open at ground level on the south, the basement (referred to as the ground floor today) has windows on the north facing a deep areaway that is below grade. The kitchen and pantry together are about 22 feet by 27 1/2 feet.

The ground floor’s vaulted Central Hall once accessed a great kitchen 40 feet long with large fireplaces at each end, a family kitchen, an oval servants hall, the steward’s quarters, storage and work rooms, and the servants’ bedrooms.

An inventory for the year 1826, during John Quincy Adams’ administration, records the typical furniture used by servants in

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Turn your house into a home…

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Maree O’Shea is an interior designer who tweaks tradition


McDonald Jones has been building beautiful, architecturally-designed homes for more than 30 years and during this time we‘ve seen it all, we’ve seen the Australian way of life change in the blink of an eye, but our purpose has always remained clear, keep building homes that transform people’s lives


Danish designer Henrik Pedersen’s work is woven with influences from his homeland, and the new Kay outdoor lounge and dining collection is no exception


Breathtaking views, impressive kerb-side appeal and a family who’ve found their forever home. What more could you ask for?


Ecoskim’s all-weather design is perfect for droughts, dust storms and downpours as a water smart solution


This new home in Doreen Victoria is a typical modern design that includes a small but functional alfresco area






For their latest build, this repeat customer chose the composite Paarhammer Wood-Alu

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33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

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We’ve all got some ideas of how our dream home and its interior design might look. Some of us just got to have a pool, while others want smart modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dwelling a neat house, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies.

These original home ideas run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. Maybe you’ll recognize something that you’ve always wanted to see, or perhaps the pictures will get your juices flowing and inspire you to come up with or even build something new. The Interior Design Ideas are endless as long as it can be executed in real life.

Warning – viewing some of these home design ideas may make you feel dissatisfied

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This ‘Nano House’ on wheels has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom

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  • Netherlands-based Haaks has created a tiny home with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom that can be placed on a mobile platform.
  • The “Nano House” is almost 20 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 11 feet tall. 
  • The tiny home’s amenities are powered by solar panels and a battery.
  • The Wilg “Nano House” currently starts at €36,450, about $39,615, without VAT.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Netherlands-based Haaks — which also made a two-story RV — has created the Wilg, a tiny home with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom that can be mobilized with an optional platform on wheels.

The idea for the Haaks company first came when founders Pim Gijsbers and Jules Luijpen decided they wanted to bring innovative ideas to the mobile home market. In 2017, they officially founded the company, which now includes a lineup of two camper homes, first debuted in

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Have an Endless Summer With These 35 Beach House Decor Ideas

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Want to infuse your home with a little bit of beach chic for the summer (or year round)? Wait until you see these 35 beach house decor ideas. You can bring a little bit of coastal living into your home or apartment, even if you’re not beach-adjacent, with just a few tweaks! Here’s how:

Add some nautical stripe beach house decor

A blue and white stripe is a fresh beach house decor idea. Here are some ways to add a coastal living stripe to your space:

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Add a beach-style striped throw to your bed or sofa. Image: Julia Sperling

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For a coastal chic living room, add a large and
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Ed Racicot Art Sinks | Small Bathroom Sinks | Hand Painted Sinks | Old Fashioned Bathroom Sinks | Handmade Vessel Sinks | Tiny House Sinks | Custom Bathroom Sinks

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At E.C. Racicot Art Sinks, we create beautiful, functional art for your bath. We create handmade stoneware pottery bowl sinks as well as drop in sinks (self rimming sinks) and under-mount basins. These one of a kind pottery art sinks are created using time-honored methods of craftsmanship: see our About Us section for a more in-depth description of our craft. 

Artist, E. C. Racicot’s sink styles range from Old World – Rustic, Craftsman style basins, to Italian influenced modern bowl sinks, with several styles to choose from. Depending on your need, these pottery sinks can range from very small sinks (perfect for the tiny house) to quite large and dramatic bowl sinks. We also make our custom made stoneware pottery sinks, right here in the USA. More specifically in Asheville, NC, the greater Western North Carolina area in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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House & Home

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House & Home About Us

Welcome to House & Home. We are a premiere design, decorating and lifestyle brand that takes you inside the most unique and beautiful homes in North America and abroad. House & Home magazine is published by Lynda Reeves and edited by Emma Reddington. It brings you the best in design trends, products and stores to inspire you, and decorating advice to help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Houseandhome.com is our website where you can get to know our team of talented designers and stylists. Discover dramatic makeovers and learn about the hottest new furniture, fabrics and accessories. Watch episodes of H&H TV and get expert tips on design, renovation and DIY projects, plus recipes and ideas for entertaining with style.

To manage your subscription to the magazine, give a gift or subscribe to the digital edition, please visit our Subscriptions page.

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Master Dressing Bedroom – White House Museum

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The Master Bath

 

The Taft bath tub before installation, circa 1911

The Master Bath is a large full bathroom with separate tub and shower stall.

Under Franklin Pierce, running hot baths and showers came to the family floor, likely with a wood-stalled commode and porcelain sink. It had faux wood wallpapering and faux tile cloth flooring. By Lincoln’s time, running water for washing came in from the Potomac River.

Only two bathrooms served the pre-1900 family quarters. One was for the presidential bedchamber; the other, a “family bathroom” for everyone else, including guests, had three doors in addition to having partitions only head-high, making compartments for lavatories, toilets and bathtubs. With the 1902 renovation, modern bathrooms with silver faucets and handles and white porcelain were created in the four corner suites and tucked in elsewhere.

President Taft, nicknamed “Big Bill,” was over 330 pounds (150 kg) and sometimes had difficulty

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Home Improvement House Small House Interior Design

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