Gone are the days of forgetting items to purchase at the grocery when you have this stylish chalkboard in your kitchen. And best of all, this wall decal can be moved easily -- to a home office or even a bedroom -- at a moment’s notice.
$36, Available at WallNutz
Make food preparation easy, organized, and contamination-free with these color-coded chopping boards. Save space on your kitchen countertop by sliding these flexible surfaces into a drawer underneath cooking utensils.
Chop & Chop Flexible Cutting Boards
$7.95, by Sur La Table
Etsy is known for showcasing handmade art from across the country, and these recipe boxes are no exception. So forgo that zip-top plastic bag you’ve been stuffing your favorite recipes in, and go for a customized box that doubles as kitchen art.
Decoupage Recipe Box
$18, by Gifts & Talents
Always have what you need to create your next signature dish by stashing it all in one convenient place. If you enjoy this caddy as much as we do, fill your kitchen with other sleek, contemporary, and totally functional accessories (including trash cans and soap pumps) by Simplehuman.
Simplehuman Kitchen Caddy
$19.99, available at simplehuman.com
Make a statement on your countertop by keeping baguettes and rolls in these cotton pouches designed by Klaus Rath. They not only keep your bread fresh, but they also add a pop of color in the kitchen.
Stelton Bread Bag
$41, available at PlasticaShop.com
Stick your keys to the magnetic surface of this wall-mounted organizer that serves as an uber-efficient message board, so all of those to-dos are front and center when you grab your car keys and head out to run errands. It’s perfect for a small-space kitchen, where every inch counts.
Pocket Strip Magnetic Organizer
$20-$24, by Three by Three
Make an instant nostalgic statement on your countertop by ditching those plain white canisters and bringing in these fun alternatives. They will add a fresh color change for the warmer spring and summer months to come.
Retro Canister Set
$19.99, available at American Château
Whether you’re stocking your own kitchen or looking for the perfect graduation gift, this starter kit is the way to go. Consider it your one-stop kitchen shop -- filled with pots, pans, bowls, and just about any other cooking essential you can think of.
$89.99, available at IKEA
By Dawn Williams, Associate Editor