Don't get us wrong; we love a great deal, but some things in life (a long-lasting lipstick
, a classic work bag
, an expertly made latte
) are worth a little extra cash. Case in point: these ultimate kitchen upgrades. Whether you rent or own, the items on this list will infuse your kitchen with serious style points. Trust us — these trade-ups are totally worth it.
Normann Copenhagen Pebble Board ($81)
: Statement-making black stone will elevate anything you serve on it. Pull this one out at dinner parties and watch guests ooh
Hawkins New York Mara Paper Towel Holder ($120)
: Paper towel holders aren't known for being the crown jewel of the kitchen, but these copper and brass versions from Hawkins New York just might change that. That roll of Bounty never looked so high-end.
Sarah Sherman Samuel for Semihandmade IKEA Cabinet Doors (price estimates upon request)
: The secret to straight-from-IKEA kitchens that look anything but budget? Custom cabinet doors. This high-style collab will transform those minimalist cabinets into something decidedly more custom (and colorful).
AllModern Coyuchi Mediterranean Hand Towel ($40)
: Why should bathroom linens get all the love? Upgrade your hardworking hand towels with Coyuchi's organic cotton Turkish textiles. Your sous chef will thank you.
Soma 10-Cup Pitcher ($39)
: Brita may have been our first love, but Soma's our new flame. The minimalist, wood-handled carafe manages to make water filtration aesthetically pleasing.
Tom Dixon Brew Cafetiere ($210)
: We didn't think French presses could get any more stylish until we saw this high-shine copper version by Tom Dixon. We're thinking breakfast in bed, STAT.
Singleboy 3.4 Gallon Step On Trash Can ($135)
: The workhorse of the kitchen gets a cute makeover. This retro-looking trash can comes in a rainbow of appealing candy colors including pink, lime green, purple, and red.
Lekker Menu Bottle Grinders ($70-$140)
: There's no denying that freshly ground pepper can make even the plainest dish delightful. Available in the most modern color pairings, these bottle-shaped grinders are a kitchen necessity that doubles as an objet d'art.
Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade Set ($195)
: Artful and eco-friendly, these sculptural lightbulbs use 80 percent less energy and last eight times as long as your standard option. (Oh, and the shades are pretty cool too.)
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