Kitchen Accessories – Cool Ideas
The kitchen is the one room in the house where we spend a substantial amount of time. We prepare meals at least two or three times in there everyday. It’s only fair that this wonder-producing room looks neat and organized, not in a strict, depressing way but in a fun, casual way. The best way to achieve this is by accessorizing it. Carefully chosen accessories warm up the kitchen and make it comfortable. There are many accessories you can choose from. Some of them may be basic, others may be purely aesthetic. As long as you do not end up cluttering the room, feel free to display those antique pieces you pick on your travel around the world in the kitchen.
An accessory that comes in handy when you pile up things is the drawer divider. It has the magical power to transform a messy drawer into a neat cabinet in a flash. This is especially so with multi-level compartmentalized junk drawer inserts. With a drawer divider, you can easily separate one set of kitchen equipment from another so that they do not mix up in the drawer and create a jumble. Or you can buy divided trays which fit into the drawers so that all you have to do is put what you want exactly where you want it.
Have glass doors on your cupboards if you have lovely pieces you don’t mind showing off. It can also be placed on the cabinet top, as long as you do not use the top as your work area. You can also experiment with colored, stained, frosted, wavy or seeded glass. This is wonderful choice for those of us who have qualms about displaying what we have in the cupboard. Nevertheless, they look really cool and in some cases may even look more chic than clear glass. Of course this will depend largely on the rest of the decor around the kitchen. Remember to keep the look neat.
Wire storage is a good accessory that is very practical. You can use it to hold wraps, foils, platters, towels and canned goods among other items. The beauty of wire storage is that you can tuck it inside a cupboard door, behind a pantry door or under a shelf. If storage is a challenge for you, they are a great choice. With several of these, you can easily store quite a pile of items. Slightly different from wire storage but serving more or less the same purpose are pot racks and chrome rails. Pot racks can be hung from the wall or ceiling and are used to hang pots, pans and other cookware. All you need is a hook to hold them in place and your worries about space will be gone. Modern day chrome rails are beautiful pieces of art. Place them inside the cabinetry, under the upper run and hang your utensils, oil bottles and condiments.
Fitted sinks are another choice accessory which makes cleaning convenient. There are different styles from which you can chose, the conventional sink and divided ones, those with garbage disposal pockets.
These are just some of the accessories you’ll find indispensable in the kitchen.