Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories March 16, 2017 14:22:55
In the battle between style and function function usually wins out when it comes to your kitchen counters. But just because there are some things that you have to keep out that doesn t mean you can t devote some additional space to stylish items that truly help your kitchen feel pulled together and well designed. And just like styling your coffee table styling your kitchen counters is a bit of an art.
Hambright s approach works just as well for those who don t own a single pro-quality appliance and have little prospect of getting one whether the reason is budget an immutable kitchen design or impending move. There are plenty of smaller gadgets and cookware pieces that will help you cook like a pro without breaking the bank or remodeling the kitchen and they ll move with you when you go.
Gas ranges with their high BTUs are the most sought-after appliances for avid home chefs but if one s out of reach you might want to consider a single gas Bunsen burner with gas propane on the side says Sue Adams an interior designer with a flair for kitchens from Andover Mass. “It s not a fine design element but it can provide the high heat you want if you re a serious cook particularly in an outdoor kitchen“ she says. If you ve got a source of gas heat even from a residential-style range you can cook much more effectively if you invest in really good pots or pans or even just one says Eric Tanaka executive chef for the posh Tom Douglas Restaurant Group in Seattle. “The thinner stainless steel or copper pans have hot spots where a heavy enamel pot like an All-Clad spreads the heat evenly.“
For the ultimate in flexibility consider shades that can be raised and lowered from the top or bottom as needed. “These simple and sleek shades by Kirsch can drop down from the top or raised up from the bottom to allow you to control the view or the sunlight as needed“ says the retailer.
This kitchen by designer Jessica McClendon is a great example of how you can use cutting boards as decor. You can use a variety of different types and shapes of boards including wood and marble then lean them against your backsplash.
Fruit in a beautiful dish always looks great on a kitchen counter or on an island. The marble backsplash in this kitchen by Kapito Muller Interiors is the perfect backdrop to show off the bright yellow of the lemons. You could create a similar look with oranges or limes.