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34 Amazing Ways To Make Your Kitchen Even More Kickass

Ideas for making the room with all the food even better. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

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1. Add a pop of color to the space under your cabinets with gold contact paper and bright gaffers tape.

Just cover the toe kick (that's what the under-cabinet space is called) with a long strip of the contact paper and add colorful striped accents with the gaffers tape.

Get a roll of gold contact paper from Amazon for $12.27 and a five-pack of neon gaffers tape from Amazon for $15.99. Get all the info here.

You can also use washi tape, but it's not quite as durable as gaffers tape.

2. Increase your storage and counter space with a rolling kitchen island cart you can stow away when you don't need it.

Get it from Amazon for $272.69+. Available in four colors and four types of surface materials.

3. Fake a herringbone-tile backsplash on your painted walls with a ruler and a few black paint pens.

Check out the full tutorial here.

Get a highly rated black paint pen from Amazon for $6.22.

4. Set out everyday seasoning, dishes, and more on sleek stainless steel shelving that keeps the clutter at bay.

Or put it behind your sink for a neat way to display your dish soap, hand soap, and sponge.

Get it from Amazon for $23.19.

5. Update your appliances with stainless steel contact paper for a more modern look.

The cheapest and easiest way to pretend you have brand-new appliances.

Take a look at the instructions here. Get a roll from Amazon for $12.27.

6. Rev up your mornings (or after-dinner hours) with a high-quality espresso maker that'll add a little luxury to your routine.

With no wait time between brews, you can make espresso, cappuccino, or lattes for the whole family in no time.

Amazon reviewer Hasan has had this machine since 2012 and has made "over 2400+ cups of cappuccinos made and served to many family and friends I must say that I have gotten every single penny worth from this unit and then some."

Get it from $79.

7. While you're at it, set up an entire coffee bar/nook to make your mornings seamless.

Think tiered tray filled with creamer, sugar, and coffee toppings like cinnamon and cocoa powder.

Learn more here.

8. Emulate Julia Child and set up a pegboard organizer that keeps all your kitchen tools within an easy reach.

It's so soothing to look at. Get the details here.

Get white pegboard (pack of two 33"x16" boards) from Amazon for $43.50. Available in 10 colors.

9. Use metallic Command hooks and your favorite tea towels to create kitchen curtains that add some coziness.

Learn how to re-create the look here.

Get the metallic Command hooks from Amazon for $6.39 each.

10. And customize your look with tea- and dishtowels printed with a pattern that brings you joy.,

Get the gold one from H&M for $2.99 (originally $6.99) or the "What the fork" towel from Amazon for $8.99.

11. Organize your pantry like never before with vacuum-sealed bulk jars.

Just push down and squeeze the air out to keep your ingredients crazy fresh.

Get them from Amazon starting at $9.99. Check out the glass version starting at $15.

12. And label them with typographic decals that'll help you remember the difference between baking powder and baking soda.

And keep your family or roomies from asking you where the sugar is for the thousandth time.

Get the tutorial here and free printable labels here.

13. Store your knives on a magnetic strip on your wall or under your cabinet.,

Check out the how-to for the wall display here and the under-cabinet organization here.

Get an 18-inch magnetic strip from Amazon for $11.20.

14. Kick it up a notch with a set of iridescent knives that'll help you perfectly chop a whole ~rainbow~ of veggies.

They'll look so cool on your magnetic strip.

Get a set of five knives from Amazon for $29.24.

15. Hang an infographic poster that'll actually teach you a damn thing.,

The spices chart even tells you the country of origin and how best to use all the spices and herbs listed.

Get the kitchen conversion one from Amazon for $12 and the spices one from Amazon for $12.99.

16. Add some style to the most basic chores with a dish drying rack that's basically a piece of modern art.

Get it from Amazon for $35+. Also available in white.

17. Transform an unused corner or the side of your fridge into a ~family command center~, complete with calendar, dry-erase markers, to-do lists, and more.

#OrganizationGoals Inspire yourself here.

18. Display your tablet on a mountable base so you can follow recipes, watch your favorite show, or check the weather with ease.

It also converts to a tabletop stand!

Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

19. Line your windowsill with herb garden mason jars; they'll look pretty as heck and fill your kitchen with delicious smells.

Check out the full how-to here.

20. Or for the less green thumb–inclined, try growing basil and other herbs in a self-watering pot you can keep on your counter.

If growing ANYTHING isn't your thing, it also comes in a version that keeps your store-bought herbs fresher for longer!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

21. Decorate your kitchen with functional items, like these surprisingly inexpensive farm-style cutting boards.

Get it from H&M for $17.99.

22. Coat your fridge in chalkboard paint to make the perfect weekly menu display or inspiration board.

Take a look at the instructions here. Get a quart of chalkboard paint from Amazon for $21.25.

For a less permanent option, try removable chalkboard vinyl.

23. Or punch out gold contact paper polka dots to make your favorite appliance cheerier.

Get gold contact paper from Amazon for $15.99 and a circle punch from Amazon for $7.98.

Learn more here.

24. Keep pretty lace or floral silicone trivets out to protect your counters and add a dash of flair.

They double as cute decor, so you don't have to keep them hidden in a drawer. (Rhyme unintentional, but I stand by it).

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $12.99.

25. Corral your beverages with a fridge monkey to make your guests feel at home and party-ready.

Without the danger of bottles or cans rolling out and whacking them in the foot.

Get it from The Grommet or The Container Store for $6.95.

26. Declutter your cabinets with cutting board and pan organizers.,

Even hidden messes will keep your kitchen from being the happy place it should be.

Get the one on the left (great for cutting boards, baking sheets, and cake pans) from Amazon for $11.04 and the one on the right from Amazon for $14.97.

27. Swap your counter seating for transparent barstools that blend in with the surroundings, making your space seem so much bigger.

They're also just super cool.

Get bar-height ones from Amazon for $79.25 and counter-height ones for $79.75.

28. Make any hour happy hour with an elegant charcoal stemware rack that works as both a drying rack and an easy-to-grab display.

Great for small gatherings of friends...or just shortening the time between getting home from work and having a glass of wine in your hand.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

29. Add wooden-dowel legs to your favorite cutting board to turn it into an over-the-stove counter extension.

Basically doubling the workspace in your tiny kitchen. Just make sure you use cutting boards that fit properly over two or four burners.

Get the full how-to here.

30. Or ditch the drill and buy this bamboo cutting board that'll fit over two burners or your sink for easy prep work.

Get it from Amazon for $27.96.

31. Keep your favorite (or prettiest) kitchen tools on an under-the-shelf hanger — not only does it look cool, but it will also make cooking faster and easier.

So you're not rummaging through drawers while your pot boils over.

Get it from Amazon for $36.65.

32. Hang a roll of kraft paper on decorative rope for a grocery list that anyone in the house can add to.

::writes "Oreos" 100 times on the grocery list::

Get a 100-foot roll of kraft paper from Amazon for $19.99. To hang it, use heavy duty eyelet hooks and rustic-looking rope.

Check out all the details here.

33. Keep the vibes good with a floral canvas print that anyone can relate to.

Get it from Printable Beauty Art on Etsy for $5.50.

34. Transform the kitchen into a game room with a tabletop ping pong set that'll protect the surface of your kitchen island.

Just be sure to stow away any valuable items beforehand.

Get it from Amazon for $129.99. The set comes with the table top, net, two balls, and two paddles. PLUS if you turn it over, it turns into a backgammon/chess/checkers board.

Get ~cracking~!

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