Any seasoned chef will tell you that a smart set of accessories makes the kitchen complete. The key is to arrange the room with gadgets that balance cooking and prepping function with decorative fun. Kitchen accessories are the final way to round out the room’s theme. So once you've picked paint, cabinetry and countertops, it's time to grab the accents that bring the heart of the home to life.
Staples to savor. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. And the dirty dishes each meal produces. Since there's no getting around these daily tasks, it's smart to incorporate the utensils, linens and gadgets that get the most use into your decorating scheme. Buy knives, pots, oven mitts and dish towels that participate in food preparation and look smart when they’re hung or displayed on countertops. This strategic placement creates easy accessibility and a well-accessorized kitchen.
Garnish with extras. Tuck in something special here and there. Whether the vibe is timeless or contemporary, the same tips for decorative accents apply. Extras like trays, cookie jars and canisters are great for continuing color schemes and adding organization opportunities. The same can be said for special occasion plates, cups and bowls that aren’t intended for daily use but look sharp in glass cabinets or display racks. And don’t forget to showcase that fancy tea set you’ve had stowed away!