Although things may have changed slightly due to the influence of technology on our lifestyles, the kitchen continues to be the heart of the home as it always has been. Even if you don’t spend nearly as much time in it as you’d like, or as you used to, it’s still the place where you cook your meals and mingle with loved ones.
There are strategies you can employ to make the space more appealing, welcoming, and usable that would help restore its glory. If you don’t have the budget to accompany your dream of a big makeover, why not focus on the details and work from there? One solution is to carefully choose and buy unique house kitchen wares that are as stylish as much as they are functional.
The market is abundant when it comes to such homewares, and it’s not only things like knives and sharpening tools, jars and mixing bowls that are important in this specific purchase. Think of getting some pieces to help you with your kitchen’s organisation and functionality which can also serve as lovely decor items, like the following examples.
Recipe Book Holder
Even in this digitalised world, recipe cookbooks are still as popular as they once were despite all the available meal prep ideas on online platforms like YouTube. If you’re a fan of physical books, like to use them, and have some cookbooks you’d like to look at, this purchase is ideal for you. You don’t necessarily have to use it strictly with books, however, as it can be repurposed as a holder for devices just as much, so you can place your tablet and smartphone equally.
This shows exactly how beneficial it can be, so much so that even your crafts, accents, china, and photos can be showcased when you need some interior décor change in the kitchen – or any other room. To bring warmth inside, choose a wooden holder because of the warm aesthetic as well as the timeless appeal and durability. It’s a perfect choice if your kitchen already has wooden furnishings. But even if that’s not the case, wood fits right in with industrial, contemporary, and minimalist styles.
Same as they’re the perfect gifts to treat yourself, these holders are ideal gifts for foodies and cooking enthusiasts regardless of what the occasion may be. And as mentioned, they don’t have to be used with cookbooks only, so they’re suitable as gifts even for those who just want to appear masters of cuisine yet aren’t nearly excited about food prep and cooking.
When it comes to browsing through the ranges of house kitchen wares one of the first things that many of us focus on are the knife holders. However, spoon holders are just as essential and practical, especially for those of us who love to cook but can’t stand the sight of messy counters. What is a spoon holder used for?
Well, unlike the knife holder, which is typically vertical, many holders for spoons, which can also go by the name of rests, can be horizontal too, so they’re mainly used as a place to rest the spoons as you do the cooking. Place them around, and your stove and countertops will remain stain-free, saving you from an additional cleaning chore once you’re done with eating.
In addition to keeping the kitchen spotless, an accessory such as this one is great for keeping the tools within easy access even as you cook, and can further be repurposed for other cooking tools, such as forks, brushes, and skimmers. With this in mind, it’s easy to note they prevent contamination too. The best of it all is you have plenty of stylish options of this type of kitchen wares to choose from, varying in materials, as much as shapes, and sizes.
If after that sleek appeal, choosing a stone-based spoon rest like one made from marble is just what your kitchen may be missing for it to appear as it came straight out of the pages of design mags or episodes from The Block. There are lots of other choices, like those made from metals and wood, but if you want to get something easy to clean and dishwasher safe, then keep these points in mind when looking through the available models at the stores.
Food Covered with Tray
Nothing could be worse than preparing to eat your freshly made food only to have it ruined by pesky flies and other insects flying around. Add to this the flying dust and other contaminants, and you may even risk altering your food’s taste. If you like to eat alfresco on the warm days of the year and like to entertain a lot, this will undoubtedly be one of the wisest purchases of kitchenware you could make.
Available in different shapes, sizes, and different materials, this is the type of element that’s helpful without taking up too much usable countertop space. Easily foldable, it’s just as fit for storage without taking up much cupboard area. Material and design-wise, one of the latest trends in bamboo, so you’re sure to find a bamboo-based tray with a cover to stylishly protect your delicious pastries, loaves of bread, cookies, sandwiches, and fruits and keep them fresh longer.