Kitchen
Nov 15, 2012

10 essential kitchen items

By: Laura L. Benn

10 essential kitchen items Author: Style At Home

Kitchen
Nov 15, 2012

10 essential kitchen items

By: Laura L. Benn

Kitchens are perhaps one of the most used spaces in the average family home. We cook there, we eat there and every social gathering inevitably ends up crowded around the kitchen island. So when it comes to sprucing up the look and feel of your culinary haven, why not consider swapping out a few key accessories? We've rounded up 10 must-have kitchen items that will add character and charm to your kitchen interior.
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Useful utensils
We all need them -- spoons, spatulas, that other thing nobody really knows the actual name of -- but there's no reason why functional can't also be fun! These cheerfully coloured utsensils are a great way to organize and brighten your kitchen design at the same time. West Elm, $6.30 each. kitchen-accessories-chopboard.jpg
Cool cutting board
Rinse and chop at the same time? This nifty cutting board is specially designed to perfectly fit your kitchen sink and has a pop-down strainer so you can wash your vegetables and then slice, dice or cube them at the same time! Williams Sonoma, $51.76. kitchen-accessories-measuringcup.jpg
Who are you baking for?
Hoo? Hoo? It is the question these darling owl-inspired measuring cups will be asking. The next time you settle in for baking cookies it'll be an even greater hoot with this set of beautiful stoneware cups that are dishwaser safe and sturdy. West Elm, $19.94. kitchen-accessories-mugs.jpg
Magnificent mugs
Every kitchen needs some pretty mugs to liven up the cupboards, stylish open shelves and counter tops. These over-sized beauties are made from ceramic stoneware and can comfortably hold anything from cereal to soup to that massive cup of coffee that is so desperately needed first thing in the morning. West Elm, $8.40. kitchen-accessories-oil.jpg
Sleek oil
Make sure your dinner guests always have the option to indulge in the health benefits of olive oil with this sophisticated stainless steel oil-can. The slender, delicate design creates a pleasing aesthetic for any stylish tabletop and allows for easy pouring. Williams Sonoma, $96.20 - $111.01. kitchen-accessories-pieplate.jpg
Cheeky desserts
All too often dessert is viewed as a serious business ("Do I want all of those extra calories?") Present your next delicious pie recipe, cake or tartlette on this cheeky plate to help lighten the mood and encourage enthusiastic gobbling. CB2, $3.97. kitchen-accessories-stools.jpg
Stylish stools
One of the most overlooked aspects of a beautiful kitchen is seating. That's why a pair of these delightfully graphic stools are a brilliant idea to ensure that everyone has a place to sit and stay a while. CB2, $229 - $239. kitchen-accessories-utensilsorga.jpg
Silverware sorter
Keep knives, forks and spoons properly sorted with this lovely flatware caddy. The vintage design makes it an appropriate addition to any country chic space and the pretty cast iron handles mean it can be carried around easily. Pottery Barn, $64.70. kitchen-accessories-winerack.jpg
Wine rack
A little bit of vino is never out of place in a kitchen (especially if you're in charge of cooking!) so keep those bottles organized with a gorgeous wall wine rack. Just hang it up, fill with your finest vintages and voila -- instant wine storage! Pottery Barn, $15.85. kitchen-accessories-knifeblock.jpg
Knife block
Knives are very much a kitchen essential, but they don't always look the prettiest out on the counter (nor are they the safest thing to have lying around). Why not invest in a stylish knife block to match that elegant knife set instead? West Elm, $108.
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