Gone Skiing!

Hi, Folks! It’s been one of the snowiest winters in memory, and none of us have been up to the mountains yet this season, therefore the workshop is closed until April 22nd – so we can go make some tracks before it all melts!

6 Overlooked Places to Hang Hooks in Your Kitchen | Kitchn

Hooks come in handy in many kitchens to keep utilitarian things like pots, pans, and utensils right within reach. They can also serve as a decorative element to turn your best-looking cookware and tools into part of the room’s flare.

But a blank wall is not the only place to hang hooks in your kitchen! Just about any surface will do. Try one of these overlooked places to hang hooks in your kitchen.

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Source: 6 Overlooked Places to Hang Hooks in Your Kitchen | Kitchn

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6 Major Decorating Tips From Tiny House Owners | Apartment Therapy

From the good folks over at Apartment Therapy:

Decorating a tiny house? The only way to go is up. Not only does designing vertically create the illusion of a clean, clutter-free space, but it can also trick guests into thinking your home is bigger.

“Store items high and low, and out of the eye-line to make spaces seem bigger,” Spesard says.

Take advantage of the space underneath your bed and couch, and install a hanging pot holder in your kitchen.

They say “tiny house,” but on Russian Hill we know this is de rigeur for “apartment living.”

When it comes to making some of these ideas a reality in your studio or flat, we can help make that happen.

Many of these ideas were the inspiration for the start of Russian Hill Handyman Co. — if you’ve seen the loft bed in Rick’s apartment, you’ll know what we mean.

Two tiny house experts share their best decorating tips.

Source: 6 Major Decorating Tips From Tiny House Owners | Apartment Therapy

Where to Take a Date in Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and the Tenderloin

We give advice on a lot of subjects. Should I conceal the wiring for my wall-mounted flat screen in a rental? Can my ceiling support a ceiling fan? How can I eliminate drafts in my Victorian apartment?

But when it comes to where to take a date on Russian Hill, we defer to the experts over at Eater.

The best date spots in the neighborhood

Source: Where to Take a Date in Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and the Tenderloin

Where to Eat and Drink in Russian Hill

Hey, we’re always trying to keep our dining & entertainment dollars right here where we’ve earned them, and – to that end – we want you to “spend local” as well.

Have a look at all of the places to eat and drink on Russian Hill, and let us know if you run into us while we’re out!

A curated guide to the best of the neighborhood’s dining and drinking

Source: Where to Eat and Drink in Russian Hill

#AnchoredInSF | Russian Hill Spotlight

From the site:

#AnchoredInSF

Is about sharing our love for the city by celebrating neighborhood pride with local artists and San Francisco’s original beer, Anchor Steam®.

Like Russian Hill Handyman Co., the Anchor Brewery got its start in Russian Hill, too. 

01-pourPaying homage to neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Anchor is leading off the initiative with its tribute to Russian Hill and some custom artwork and apparel. Again from the Anchored in SF site:

We’ve partnered with SF local artist, Amos Goldbaum, to create custom artwork for #AnchoredInSF. During this celebration, you can collect limited edition posters and merchandise that represent the heart and soul of each neighborhood.

Loving Russian Hill as we do, we hope you’ll join us at this neighborhood celebration when it comes around on the calendar.

Range Hood Vent Alternatives – Window Fan Review | Kitchn

We’re not eager to knock ourselves out of the business of installing range hoods in rental apartments – a key piece of our workload – but there are often situations where a renter can’t get permission to knock out a vent line from the kitchen to an exterior wall. For that, we offer some good insight from our friends over at Apartment Therapy, who are usually full of good ideas.

A while ago, I wrote a post about how to ventilate a kitchen when you don’t have a range hood or vent. A number of Kitchn readers recommended installing a reversible window fan which, when put on the exhaust setting, can effectively draw smells, steam, and smoke out of your kitchen.

I don’t have a hood in my rental kitchen, and for a long time I just ran the ceiling fans in other rooms when I cooked something particularly smelly or smoky. It worked okay, but wasn’t ideal. So I decided to put a window fan in one of my kitchen windows, and now I’m so glad I did.

via Range Hood Vent Alternatives – Window Fan Review | Kitchn