Kitchen Countertops

We just got a new Keurig coffee maker in our house which brings the total of coffee related items on my counter to four. It’s way too much and it gives me anxiety, but my fiance is a major coffee lover who tries to compromise with me by hiding his coffee grinder in the corner behind the espresso machine!

Fortunately, I was able to bring the large coffee pot downstairs, so we can pull it out when there are more people over and the Keurig won’t cut it. But still, there are a lot of items on our countertops, such as a knife block, a toaster oven, the paper towel holder and a basket for fruits and vegetables.

This new addition has had me thinking about kitchen countertops and what others do in their own home. Most people I know have similar items that I have with permanent residency on their counters. But others I know keep their toaster oven and coffee pot in cabinets underneath to avoid counter clutter. If I had more cabinet space, I would likely do this, but I don’t! What I would love to do is build a hiding spot for all this coffee stuff, as in the second image above. Wouldn’t that be nice?

So tell me – do you your kitchen countertops look like any of the above – do you have barely anything on your counters, everything on them – or special storage spots?

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November 26th, 2012 by Katie

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