Who doesn’t love getting new kitchen accessories for their home? Embracing new technology or updating old appliances always seems to galvanize the urge to work in the kitchen.
Whether you’re a seasoned chef, a total newbie, or a grudging sack lunch maker, you’re sure to find that our favorite kitchen accessories are not only fun, but incredibly useful. Ready to make life in the kitchen a little easier? Check out the best kitchen accessories below!
Before You Buy Any Kitchen Accessories
While buying new kitchen accessories is fun, you do need to do a little homework before you completely let loose. Here are a few things you need to consider before adding small appliances, kitchen storage, and other kitchen accessories to your cart.
The Space Available For Kitchen Accessories
It’s easy to fall in love with any number of the best kitchen accessories out there and then be wildly disappointed when you realize you just don’t have the space to fit them in your kitchen! It is so important to think about the space you have available in cupboards where small appliances might be stored and whether or not you want appliances and accessories sitting out on your countertops. And don’t forget about electricity and plumbing in your kitchen, either. If you plan on installing a pot filler post-build, for example, you need to make sure you can plumb water to the right place in your kitchen without too much hassle.
The Style Of Kitchen Accessories
Style is key when it comes to adding accessories to any space, including the kitchen. And especially if it’s something that will be visible most of the time, aesthetics should play a large role in what accessories you bring into the existing design. You will need to thoughtfully consider your color palette, textural elements, and whether or not you’ll be matching or mixing metals. Also consider overall shapes and style, among other things, as you shop for the best kitchen accessories to complement your kitchen design ideas.
Your Lifestyle Regarding Kitchen Accessories
Lifestyle is one of the most important factors in addressing which kitchen accessories belong in your home. Do you have a large family or do you live alone? Are you an expert chef or do you rarely spend time in the kitchen? Do you bake frequently or would you rarely use a built-in storage solution for cookie sheets? Are there pets in the home that need to be incorporated into your clever kitchen solutions? Make sure to think about your daily habits as well as your lifestyle goals when it comes to choosing the best kitchen accessories for your home.
Our Favorite Kitchen Accessories
Our favorite kitchen accessories may vary a little with each of the unique kitchen designs we undertake, but there are several accessories that we keep coming back to time and again. Often it’s because they’re high quality, versatile or customizable, and we can see them working for just about everyone, no matter their particular lifestyle. We also love these kitchen accessories for their usefulness—it just makes sense to embrace the gadgets, tools, and solutions that make life easier! Oh, and as a bonus, plenty of them make great gifts for neighbors, newlyweds, and people you just really, really like.
Christopher Scott Cabinetry’s Favorite Pot Filler Picks
We love that kitchen pot fillers are becoming more and more common in modern kitchen design. They’re super convenient, can cut down on messes and stress, improve work flow, and they elevate your kitchen to near-professional status. Plus, they’re a great way to boost resale value if you’re not in your forever home just yet.
If you want professional kitchen vibes in your home, this may be the pot filler to help get you there. It gives off the air that, while pretty, it’s a no-nonsense workhorse that will get the job done. And it’s covered by Gerber’s limited lifetime warranty in case of any manufacturing defects.
We love the affordability of this kitchen pot filler. Its classic yet modern design comes in five finishes which will suit any kitchen aesthetic. We could also get used to its long reach very quickly—at over 24” when fully extended, this pot filler will likely make it to every burner on the stove. Hello efficiency!
Coming in at the highest end of our three kitchen pot filler picks, this Signature Hardware design add a little elegance from every angle. But the beauty goes deeper than the surface—it’s made of solid brass which makes it incredibly resistant to corrosion and bound to last for years to come.
Christopher Scott Cabinetry’s Favorite Small Kitchen Appliance Picks
We think the best small appliances for the kitchen have to meet a few criteria. One, they’ve got to be useful. Two, versatility is key. And three—and maybe this one is a bonus, but only maybe—they’ve got to look good. Often, we don’t have time to put away our extra appliances or we use them enough that they remain “stored” on the counter. It only makes sense then that we don’t want to introduce something into our kitchen that takes away from the sense of clean, calm, and pretty that we strive for in our kitchen designs. Some of the best small appliances for the kitchen include:
If you’re asking yourself why you’d need a blender if you’re not much of a smoothie maker, we’re here to call your attention to the many, many other uses for this favorite small kitchen appliance. Break it out for making soups, pancake batter, hummus, ice cream, riced cauliflower, oat and nut flours, salad dressing, mashed potatoes, pizza sauce . . . need we continue? And this Blendtec does it all perfectly. Plus, it’s built to last and comes with a smaller jar and the perfect spoonula just to sweeten the deal.
Whether you’re breaking out your mixer to whip up a batch of cookies or you’re using an added attachment to grind meat, make pasta, or make your own ice cream, this is another highly versatile (and counter-worthy) kitchen appliance we think everyone needs. They’re incredibly durable, and come with everything you need to beat, hook, and whip your way to culinary bliss.
While this one may be a little more of a niche-specific kitchen appliance, we still love it for the fact that it doesn’t take up space on the stovetop, it gets the job done at top speed, and it is oh-so-pretty in plenty of color options for the stylish tea and coffee lovers in your home. We also love that it’s got a hold mode to keep hot drinks readily available while entertaining.
Christopher Scott Cabinetry’s Favorite Kitchen Cleaners Picks
We think that the best kitchen cleaners are also the most well-rounded. We can appreciate a highly specific cleaner that works wonders on just one surface, but our favorite cleaners are more multipurpose than that. We also love the kind that doesn’t break the bank since we do love to keep our kitchens quite clean around here.
They’re probably the simplest form of kitchen cleaners around, and maybe that’s one of the reasons we love Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. In our opinion, they’re absolutely essential and one of the best kitchen cleaners available. They’re perfect for light switches, kitchen cabinets, countertops, refrigerators, and more all around the house. Use them wet or dry and watch the magic happen!
It’s critical to get a good disinfectant for your kitchen. Working with raw meat, eggs, and even fruits and vegetables can spread germs like you wouldn’t believe. We like Lysol because it’s a proven brand, great for killing bacteria, but without the harsh chemical smell. Plus, it’s a great help with greasy residue on the stove.
These little Swedish dishcloths are the MVP of kitchen cleaners. They’re incredibly absorbent, washable (in the washing machine or dishwasher!), and reusable. They are powerhouses on any surface, and they’re biodegradable so they’re doing good things for the planet as well as your kitchen. We also love that there are plenty of designs to choose from to complement any kitchen aesthetic.
Christopher Scott Cabinetry’s Favorite Kitchen Storage Picks
There is something about impeccable organization and storage in the kitchen that makes our design hearts sing. And with these favorite kitchen storage accessories, everything from spices to spoons will have its place, effectively reducing the frustration and waste that accompanies kitchen disarray.
With nine separate compartments, this handy utensil organizer helps ensure that no knife or fork is ever out of place. It’s made of heavy duty maple so it looks good and is plenty durable for daily wear and tear for years to come.
Deep drawers can prove a curse without the addition of extra organization accessories. This Rev-A-Shelf solution is perfect for deep drawers to keep plates, pots, and lids safely and easily sorted. We also appreciate that it can be cut down to size for existing drawers that don’t quite match its measurements.
Make use of every inch of storage space in your kitchen by adding one of these almost hidden spice racks to your kitchen cabinets design. The shelf heights are fully adjustable for a variety of jar sizes, and you’ll never be upset that every spice is exactly where you left it.
Want More Great Kitchen Inspiration?
Once you’ve shopped your heart out through the links above, you may find you’re still looking for some gorgeous kitchen hardware or just some kitchen eye candy to get you inspired for your next project. We’ve got you covered. Check out the links below for more peeks into the distinctive style and designs of Christopher Scott Cabinetry.