It is always a great feeling when you upgrade your kitchen. Fortunately, there are a few items you can add to your kitchen that will make it feel brand new. Whether you love to cook, love to bake, or simply enjoy the peace of an organized kitchen aesthetic, below are a few of the top items to add to your kitchen if you are looking to elevate your home.
The Vitamix is more than just a mixer that you bring out every once in a while when the weather warms up. It is the end-all be-all to mixers. This commercial grade blender will allow you to make everything from soups to flours and doughs, frozen desserts, sauces, smoothies, spreads and so much more. In addition, the self-cleaning feature allows for cleaning in less than a minute without the need for disassembly. This is ideal for those of you who are always on the go.
- Pretty Serving Bowls
Whether you like bright colors, muted colors, or metal tones, pretty serving bowls can really help to spruce up a kitchen. When entertaining, beautiful serving bowls can make or break the aesthetic of your party. Using pretty serving bowls during a weeknight dinner can make your meal that much more enjoyable.
- Silver Trays
Quality silver trays are an absolute must in your kitchen. Not only will it make your kitchen look beautiful if they are on display, but they will elevate any party you throw. Whether you are serving casual sliders, charcuterie, or even drinks, finding the perfect silver tray for the aesthetic of your home is a necessity. I love looking at stores like Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue to find some beautiful pieces.
- Gold Silverware
Gold silverware is a perfect way to spruce up your kitchen. Most people have silver utensils. While silver is a classic, adding in gold utensils adds a pop of color and unique flare that will make you smile every time you go to eat. In addition, it will make your guests feel like they just stepped into a trendy restaurant.
- Clear Bowl with 12 Lemons
You may have walked into a friend’s home and seen lemons sitting in a bowl. This isn’t just because they use a ton of lemons every day. Rather it is to bring good feng shui into the home. According to feng shui, citrus aroma is said to promote calmness, reduce anxiety, improve mental activity and reduce tension. Lemons have a positive connotation in many different cultures.
Succulents are a beautiful way to level up your kitchen with very little work or commitment. These plants add depth to a kitchen, without creating extra stress. They can survive basically anything, and don’t need to be watered every day. This means that even if you leave on a week long trip, you will still come back to a beautiful plant brightening up the kitchen.
- Peugeot Salt and Pepper Shakers
Puegeot salt and pepper shakers are absolutely beautiful! Salt and pepper shakers may not seem like a big deal. But, trust me…there is nothing that elevates a kitchen like beautiful and sturdy shaker sets. These shakers come with six different grind settings depending on your needs. They are easy to use and won’t leave you grinding for hours trying to get enough salt or pepper out. Made from stainless steel, these shakers are corrosion averse and have a five year warranty.
- Cutting Board
Cutting boards are a beautiful addition to any home, especially those made from wood. While plastic cutting boards will get the job done, they often wear faster and do not look as pleasant as their wooden counterparts. In addition, wood cutting boards can also be used to serve everything from charcuterie to steak! They make excellent gifts as well since they can be personalized for any occasion.
- Espresso Machine
If you are a coffee drinker, espresso machines are an absolute must in your home. And, it doesn’t hurt that they can definitely elevate the look of any kitchen countertop. The Breville brand makes quality products at different price points depending on your specific needs. This is also an excellent touch when entertaining guests who enjoy a nice shot of espresso every once in a while.
Decanters are an excellent way to upgrade your kitchen without much work. They add an element of sophistication to any event, and can be chosen in any style to fit your aesthetic. Whether you are a wine drinker or a whiskey drinker, decanters are sure to elevate your kitchen. Opt for crystal decanters to set the tone of your kitchen and upgrade the entire vibe of your house.
- Le Creuset White Pot
There is nothing I love more than a bright, white kitchen, and Le Creuset white pots add another layer to this aesthetic. Made from quality materials and meant to last, a Le Creuset white pot is the perfect addition to help upgrade your kitchen. Dishwasher safe, made from evenly cooking cast iron and aesthetically pleasing, this pot is a must for any kitchen upgrade.
- Nice Knife Set
If you are someone who enjoys cooking, you know there is nothing quite as amazing as a good knife set. Good knives make cutting everything from hard cheeses to sweet potatoes and meat so much easier. They make cooking and eating a more enjoyable experience. There are so many different knife sets available. Some of my favorite brands include Shun and Wusthof, which can also upgrade the look of a kitchen.