Counter space is the “location, location, location” you need for storage, cooking and tools. Here are some ideas to stretch your space and still have a great-looking kitchen.
- Use pretty canisters to hold often-needed, non-perishable items. Choose clear glass jars, stainless canisters, or crockery to enhance your décor and keep things at your fingertips.
- Group countertop items to create an intentional look. Layer cutting boards against the backsplash and use a pretty serving tray to hold large utensils, seasonings, and olive oil.
- Organize your drawers by adding an in-drawer spice rack or knife block. Check what organizing trays are available at retail stores to help add functionality to your space.
- Add a towel bar to the side of a cabinet. Choose from a wide variety of finishes to match your style. The bar can get your towel off the counter and with the addition of S-hooks, can provide space for hanging pots and pans.
- Sit a cake stand next to your sink to hold soap, sponges, etc. Besides being pretty, the stand provides double-decker space.
- When space is at a premium, storage for frequently-used small appliances can be difficult. Choose a toaster or blender whose color and shape you like and look good on the counter.
- If space and function suggest that you keep utensils, such as ladles, spatulas, and wooden spoons, in a canister near the stove, choose these tools in matching versions or that look good as a group. If they match your countertop appliances, they will look even more stylish.
- Put your backsplash to work with a magnetic knife holder or a repurposed towel bar or curtain rod, which can be used to hang pretty mugs or dish towels. Pegboard added to your backsplash is crafty-chic and adds even more flexible storage.