Even bold kitchenware can benefit from a few key accessories. See our list of must-haves to keep your space looking functional and fresh!
Your intentionally-designed cookware makes a strong statement on its own. But why leave it at that when accessorizing is so much fun? We’ve rounded up a quick list of functional and attractive kitchen must-haves that pair with your cookware to elevate any space.
1. Hanging Pot Rack or Stand
If an organized kitchen is a happy kitchen, then a premium pot rack or stand is your ticket to domestic bliss. Showcase the cookware you love by hanging it overhead within easy reach for your next cooking session. If you don’t want to bother with ceiling or wall installations, a stand can just as easily put your kitchenware front and center. With anywhere from six to eight shelves, you’ll have room for all your favorite pieces with a little room to spare for other decorative touches, like plants.
2. Non-scratch Utensils
Nothing will have you saying oh, fork faster than a metal utensil scraping across a non-stick surface. To avoid damage to the non-stick coating, every new owner of ceramic cookware should invest in non-scratch utensils. But it doesn’t mean you have to settle for a cheap, plastic (aka: toxic) alternative. Culinary-grade, BPA-free siliconespatulas, tongs and whisks stand up to high temperatures both on the stove and in the dishwasher. Organic bamboo provides a strong, durable option and looks stylish on the countertop.
3. Drawer Organizers
Every kitchen has at least one nightmare drawer: the overstuffed one that threatens to scatter its contents every time it's opened. Put an end to the chaos and invest in a drawer organizer. All it takes is a quick measure of the drawer in question, and you’re ready to show that clutter who’s boss. Opt for a single tray to see all your items at a glance, or you can go with a two-tiered approach that houses larger utensils in a lower tray and flatware on top. Either way, you’ll wonder how you lasted so long without it.
4. Storage Canisters
As far as creative kitchen organization goes, canisters are basically the unsung heroes of well-ordered countertops everywhere. Think about it: they come in practically any finish you could want, from glass to ceramic to stainless steel. Whether you want neatly-labeled, locking storage for dry goods or large, ornate glass jars to double as decor, canisters are the versatile touch every space can use. Large or small, they can handle it all and look darn good while they’re doing it.
5. Tile Backsplash
A unique kitchen backsplash is one of those design qualities that gives the whole room a breath of fresh air. Add some texture with a dose of bold Spanish tile, or keep it minimalist with classic white subway tiles. Transform your space in a single afternoon using adhesives tiles, and choose from a variety of finishes from glass mosaic to barnwood to stone. All you have to do next is decide which wall to accent - above the sink, behind the stove, or maybe go all in and tackle every wall.