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How to Accessorize a Kitchen Counter

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Kitchen counters are an indispensable part of any kitchen, as is the need to make them look stylish. Whether your kitchen is modern or traditional, you can never go wrong with your choice of accessories when it comes to working and living in this important area of your home. In the following article we’ll talk about different tips and tricks on how you can improve your decor by adding small pieces and decorative accessories to your counter tops.

A kitchen counter is the most important and largest piece of furniture in each home-made. It has to be the focal point of any room that it is placed in and acts as a server for most food-related activities often undertaken by a family member.Accessorizing is bit of a secondary art form in the kitchen. It’s complimentary to the food itself, and meant to enhance it.

Spice rack

If you’re like me, you have more spices than you do surface area in your cabinets. So why not put them out where they can be seen? You can get one of those fancy spice racks that sit on your counter, or you can find a vintage container and fill it with spices or herbs from your garden (just make sure they’re labeled). You’ll have easier access to the spices when you need them, and the rack will look pretty too.

Utensil holder

You need a utensil holder. This one is simple and elegant, and holds just about everything you need for day-to-day cooking. We like the fact that it’s stainless steel, because that means it won’t rust in a humid kitchen environment.

I’d also recommend a knife block, or even an electric knife sharpener (if you have the space for it). An electric knife sharpener will save you the hassle of having to manually sharpen your knives on a stone every few weeks, and will give you sharper knives than anything else.If you have extra space on your countertop, consider adding some small appliances.

Cutting board

A kitchen counter is an ideal place to cut or chop food, but it’s not without its risks. In addition to getting your counter dirty, the surface could be scratched in the process, and you could injure yourself if you cut yourself using a sharp knife on a hard, flat surface.

Rolling pin

The rolling pin is one of the most important kitchen tools. It can be used for much more than rolling out dough. Rolling pins are available in a variety of sizes and styles, depending on what type of dough you need to roll and how often you plan on using it.

The most important feature to consider is the material and finish of your rolling pin. A nonstick surface will make clean up easier, while natural wood will last longer if maintained properly. You should also look at the handle style and weight, as this will determine which tasks are easiest with your rolling pin.

Kitchen timer

A good kitchen timer is more than just an alarm bell. It helps you keep track of how long something has been cooking or baking, which is essential for making sure everything turns out perfectly. For example, many cakes require being baked for an exact amount of time to turn out right. The same goes for boiling pasta or potatoes getting the timing right is crucial to preparing a great meal.

But it’s not just about making sure things don’t burn or overcook. With so many things going on in the kitchen at once, keeping track of time can be difficult if you’re trying to manage several dishes at once.A kitchen timer can help you get a better handle on timing your dishes so they all come out ready at the same time instead of in haphazard intervals that may leave some people waiting longer than others before they can eat.

Set of glass jars for storage and various pantry items

Choose glass jars of various sizes from small to large and fill them with items that you use every day. Place jars on the countertop filled with items like granola, nuts, pasta, dried fruit and more. Another idea is to fill jar with pantry items that share a common theme such as grains or legumes.

Fruit bowl or basket

This is one of the most common countertop accessories, and for good reason. A fruit bowl is both an attractive and useful item it looks great on your counter, but also provides a healthy snack whenever you need it.

Muffin tin or casserole dish

Use a muffin tin or casserole dish to organize small items on your kitchen counter. I have one on the island in my kitchen that I keep small seasonal items in. This is perfect for adding some decor to the island while keeping it organized.

Sink caddy

If you don’t have built-in storage under your sink, this is the perfect place to store your dish soap and sponges. It will keep them from cluttering up your countertop and it’s even more convenient than storing them underneath the sink.

Potted plant or flowers

Fresh flowers are always a nice touch in the kitchen, but they don’t always last as long as you’d like them to. A potted plant can provide a similar splash of color and texture without forcing you to run out for more flowers every few days. Plus, a plant will only make your kitchen look greener, since it doesn’t involve throwing away stems and petals on a regular basis.


So, now that you know all about the basics of kitchen counter design, it’s time to accessorize it. While trendy items constantly enter and leave the scene, there are some items that stand the test of time. Fresh flowers are a lovely addition for any countertop, but don’t forget about your health! Keeping lemons around the kitchen can aid with indigestion, calcium keepers strengthen bones, and cinnamon improves blood sugar levels.