Must-haves for fun in the kitchen!

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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There are certain things that can be found in any kitchen—utensils, crockery and cutlery included. That's all well and good, but how many of them are fun and entertaining to use? How many of them exceed a singular function, adding a completely different dimension to, for example, how you peel potatoes? Sometimes, it is nice to turn a regular, monotonous activity into something exciting, especially since the daily grind can often times leave us uninspired and lacklustre.

If you have children, it is nice to educate them on safety and flair (if you have it!) in the kitchen. Taught from a young age, children can develop refined tastes, and err to healthy food when the options are presented. Therefore, today on homify, we have some vivacious and bright kitchen accessories for both adults and grown ups to have a little more fun in one of the most important rooms in a home. Take a look…

Magnetic board

 Interior landscaping by Greenbop
Greenbop

Magnettafel für die Küche

Greenbop

So, you have been accumulating more and more tools and utensils in the kitchen over the past few years. The drawers are now full, the cupboards are bursting and the kitchen ledge has objects teetering on the edge—sound familiar? We understand, this is a common predicament for many and it for this reason, that a magnetic board for the kitchen wall was invented. Given that most kitchen utensils are steel, you can attach pots, pans, crockery and even steel storage boxes to this board for an added sense of fun, and of course, practicality! 

A herb wall

 Interior landscaping by Greenbop
Greenbop

Wandpflanzsystem karoo

Greenbop

Are regular herbs in pots from the supermarket too boring or pragmatic for your tastes? How about an entire wall made of herbs? Not only does it look incredible, but its completely functional and healthy for you too! Now, both you can your guests can be seduced by the elegant aroma of thyme or basil as you walk into the kitchen. It also means that salad and meal preparation is easy as ever, now that your favourite herbs and spices are on hand. The wall can be equipped not only with oregano, but rosemary and mint—basically anything that can be potted, can be sprouted! If herbs aren't your thing, you can also grow ferns, grasses and pretty blooming flowers.

Mussel man

Mussels are certainly not everyone's favourite dish, but many people can't get enough of it of these tasty seafood treats. For those who have difficulty steaming their mussels for a spaghetti marinara or moules frites as standard dishware won't do, this clever ensemble makes not only preparation easier, but is visually stunning too. The design opens up to reveal two pots; the top can be used to store discarded shells, while the bottom half can continue to marinate away in the juice of white wine and saltiness. As with anything, colour is a matter of taste. Therefore, it is possible to find this nifty little invention in a selection as wide as a rainbow. 

Lap it up

The Laptable is a real must-have—and one that you can use not only in the kitchen, but everywhere that you well, have a lap! Whether you want to surf the internet in bed, or watch your favourite movie or series while demolishing a plate of pasta, this brilliant cross between pillow and tray makes it possible to do all that. It's big enough for a book, laptop or a plate, and allows the user to be seated, standing or laying down. It is a really practical companion that you will surely miss when not in use. 

Blade runner

asian Kitchen by Friedr. Dick
Friedr. Dick

Sortiment Red Spirit

Friedr. Dick

In this image, design meets quality. Inspired by Asian craftsmanship, and made with German precision and the latest manufacturing technology, presents Friedr. The new, inspiring knife series presented here is called Red Spirit . Whether you need a filleting knife, chef's knife or Santoku—the knives are sharp, uncompromising, easy to carry and guarantee a precise, clean cut.

Daily bread

eclectic Nursery/kid's room by JulicaDesign
JulicaDesign

MonTi-Frühstücksbrettchen Dog

JulicaDesign

Finally, a design idea for the smallest family members. These sassy breadboards mean that every child and parents can start the day in a good mood. With a odd looking critter on the surface, you can flip it to reveal a different face every time. Whether it's a cat, dog or monster, you can start the day with a funny story and a giggle!

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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