Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories September 24, 2017 20:55:24
Cookbooks or stacked hardcover books are a great option to keep out on your countertops. In this bright white kitchen by designer Kerrie Kelly she uses a combination of the two. You could even use bookends if you want to amp up the look.
Wax paper. This oldie but goodie the ugly stepsister to plastic wrap is back in my drawer after an absence of many years. But wax paper lies flat on the counter to sift flour onto and it minds its own chemicals when microwaving dishes. Some plastic wrap fits so tightly over the bowl that it holds in big gusts of steam — an open invitation to a burn when opening.
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.
Most kitchens have dish soap and hand soap at the sink so you might as well keep them in pretty bottles. In this black-and-white kitchen by designer Christopher Grubb the soap is showcased in two pretty glass bottles and on a metal tray. If you don t have glass pump bottles you can also simply choose a soap that comes in pretty bottles.
Here s a great example by designer Tiffany Brooks which how you can display family photos in your kitchen. If you d like to display photos keep them corralled in one area of your space to avoid creating a cluttered feeling on your countertops.
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.“