Kitchen Stations

by Chris on July 7, 2014

I’m usually one of those “don’t like anything on my counters” people. However, I was getting sick of lugging stuff in and out of cabinets for use, so I finally broke. We’re creatures of habit in this house, so I needed to develop some stations on the counters to help with my laziness and to keep things as tidy as possible on the counters.

Our coffee station is obviously a no-brainer. We drink it often, so I included some pretty mugs from Anthropologie to spruce up the space. We keep the large coffee pot below for when company comes over.

Coffee station

I showed these cereal containers some time ago, and they still get used constantly. Again—being creatures of habit—we tend to like the same kinds of cereal. And yes, I became too lazy to label them. These large jars from Wal-Mart definitely give us our money’s worth. 

Cereal station

Toast. It’s a staple here. Nothing fancy, but we make toast or waffles so much that it needed to come out of the cabinet. Of course, a pretty butter dish always helps.

Toaster station

The cooking station includes my utensils really. I decided to forego the typical utensil crock for a pretty glass one. So far, no breaks. 

Cooking station

And finally, the cutting boards. My son made the striped ones for me, and I like to display them! Plus, I’m always cutting things. Makes sense, no? 

Kitchen cutting boards

Soooo not the fanciest post in the world, but I’m always curious how people organize their spaces. Keeping these little stations condensed helps to contain my sanity, but it also helps my frustration from taking everything out every time I need it. If you’d like to see how I organize other kitchen areas, you can visit my organized pantry, food containers, and dish cabinets too!



Rachel July 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

I need some stations! My counters get cluttered too quickly.

Bonnie (BornInaZoo) July 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I love those cutting boards! And especially since they are made by your son.

I have an area in my kitchen dedicated to my dogs (two pugs & a cocker spaniel). A drawer cabinet to keep their leashes, teeth tablets, poop scooping paraphernalia, and dry food. On the counter top is an old-fashioned cookie jar that where I keep their snacks.

Jill Flory July 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I like stations like that – I just need the counter space for it! I really need a whole new kitchen – when we bought the house we thought we would gut the kitchen and redo it pretty quickly. Almost 17 years later we still haven’t done that – it’s such a big job and such a pain to deal with no kitchen while it’s renovated, without even getting into the high cost of a complete kitchen makeover that we just keep putting it off. We’ve redone almost every other room in the house now so maybe one day soon the kitchen will indeed become the main focus!

Gloria July 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I have a couple of vintage cake stands that are hard to store. So I have them on my counter with some everyday things on them. One is by the coffee and one by the stove. It kind of groups everyday things and makes them look prettier. I have another cake stand in the bedroom with perfume and jewelry on it and a wine rack in the bathroom with towels! Before a party I go hunting.

Charlotte July 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Love your ideas…..thanks for sharing

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