We had a family bbq and much needed time at home to regroup and work in the yard! This is my busy season and the Denver real estate market is crazy! At my house, the first room to show distress is the kitchen. And, the sink is the work horse in the kitchen.And, with my college-age son home for the summer, and his new found love of cooking, my kitchen sink looks like a food truck after a night serving 150 burgers. So in an attempt to take control of my kitchen, here are 5 simple ideas to keep the kitchen sink pretty.
My inspiration for a pretty was sink was from BH&G. Is this the prettiest sink ever? We have a similar faucet and I don’t see any pasta sauce splatter or water spots on this one. I love the porcelain sink. And, that tray!
Here are 5 simple ideas to keep the kitchen sink pretty.
They work well at my house, because they are… simple. I pulled a few key elements and play with them during the day, week or season.
1. Add a plant next to the sink I love real plants next to the sink because it’s near a water source. The plant’s chance of survival increases dramatically if in close proximity to the sink. I prefer small, easy to maintain (real) plants, but it is your sink, your rules. Adding a plant next to the sink is an unexpected pop of color. And, yes I am growing (real)grass in one of these jars. #wink #its a joke
2. Matching or Cute Cleaning Products
I do not usually splurge on matching cleaning products, but I won a gift basket of Meyer cleaning products at a school auction. Taking a cue from Pinterst, I propped the cleaning products on a cake plate from the Target dollar section. I usually have a hodgepodge of brands. But, I loved how pretty the sink looked with matching cleaning products. These are on my HomeGoods favorite things list.
If there is one thing a sink needs it is towels. I found these cute Turkish towels at one of my favorite online store here. The towel hooks are from a Pottery Barn outlet years ago. The towel hooks are actually on my island, located behind my sink so they are hidden from most of the kitchen’s angles.
Of course, this little guy found the hand towels. He is so stinkin’ cute I just took his photo.
4. Add a Candle
I love candles. But, I love a candle by the sink because it keeps the surrounding area (garbage disposal) smelling seasonally fresh.
5. Store the cleaning products in cute bottles and jars.
I buy a few cleaning products in bulk like baking soda and vinegar. Both products are stain and odor fighting agents for puppy accidents. But I don’t like to drag them out from under the sink because they tend to stay on the counter. So I repurposed empty cleaning bottles and keep them near the sink-where they hide in plain sight.
The sink and the surrounding area stays clean because all the essentials are on display and within reach. Not excuses. What tricks do you have to keep the kitchen sink clean?