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The Kitchen Essentials We Can’t Live Without

As the heart of any home, the kitchen is a space that necessitates a well-rounded assortment of basics suited for any type of occasion. Whether you’re starting from scratch or want to give your home’s focal point a slight refresh, finding the right pieces for your kitchen can sometimes feel a bit daunting. Luckily, Jenni Kayne Home has everything you need. From dinnerware to décor, use this kitchen essentials checklist to ensure your space is set for success.

Countertop Classics

First up on our kitchen essentials checklist are two basics that every space needs: dinnerware and functional accessories. We’re keen on displaying ceramics on open shelving to add intrigue to a space, but remember one thing: if you don’t use it on a regular basis, it doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Add in our Farmhouse Cutting Board and Stowe Eco Glass Bowls for everyday use and storage respectively, and don’t forget to bring in a touch of green.
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Stowe Eco Glass Bowl

Foundational Basics

When it comes to kitchen essentials, foundational seating is the next item on our list. Not only is an array of seating needed for everyday comfort, but your chairs will certainly come in handy when your guests inevitably end up in the kitchen while you entertain. Our Tahoe and Carmel Counter Stools are the perfect addition for such a space—if counter stools aren’t suited for your home, try our Leather Dining Chair or Dining Bench to ground your kitchen in all-day ease.

Serving Staples

We love using our everyday kitchen essentials as accessories throughout our space, especially when it comes to serving pieces and the like. Add our Sierra Serving Bowl to your countertop to hold fresh fruit or farmer’s market finds, and try leaning serving pieces like the Farmhouse Serving Board, Sierra Platter, and Pacific Platter against your wall for a layered look that doesn’t skimp on any type of function.

Décor That Does More

Last on our list of kitchen fundamentals are the decorative details that bring everything together. Since functionality reigns supreme in the kitchen, we tend to focus on décor that is multi-purpose—but that doesn’t mean we skip pieces like our MQuan Small Strand. With the walls accounted for, bring your shelves a touch of style with our Stowe Eco Glass Canisters, Maple Wood Bowl, and glassware that adds an artful element.
Photos by Angi Welsch