If you can't jet off to a faraway land to hit your refresh button this summer, don't worry: Here are some simple--affordable--upgrades you can use to make your kitchen into a beautiful, comfortable destination in its own right.
Our favorite biodegradable cleaning products, Mrs. Meyer's, is the official dish soap of the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, after all--now come in a springy Bluebell scent. (Think vetiver, bergamot, and tuberose.)
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Bluebell Liquid Hand Soap and Dish Soap, $4 each; mrsmeyers.com
Turkish towels work in every room of the house--to brighten a bathroom, to dress up a dresser, and, of course, to clean up in the kitchen.
Fouta hand towel, $19; scentsandfeel.com
If there ever was one item on your table that says "party," this is it.
MoMA Design Rainbow Tray, $40 ($32 for members) ; momastore.org
Cheese utensils are nothing new, but in clean teak and polished stainless steel, we think your knife drawer deserves another set.
Cheese utensil set, $46; globaltable.com
Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano bring the bohemian-chic feel of their Connecticut boutique, Privet House, to Target in early May, as part of The Shops at Target series.
Privet House for Target Cheeseboard, $14; target.com for locations
Swap your standard-issue Brita pitcher for this minimalist Danish design. (And they don't just look good--they're user-friendly, too, since you can use regular water filters in them.)
Water jug, $50; steltonusa.com
Think felt is only for doll-house decor and summer camp blankets? Nay. We find these hand-felted place mats from Nepal tres chic.
Felt place mats, $22 each; canvashomestore.com
Wave Low Bowl, $24 for 4; westelm.com
The science: air-pressure brewing shortens filtering time to 20 seconds. The goods: more flavor and less acid.
AeroPress espresso maker, $30, surlatable.com
Our food editors tested and approved every piece in Bon Appetit's cookware line for HSN. Tri-ply means this pan's surface heats evenly, plus it can go from your stovetop to the oven.
Bon Appétit Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel 12" Open Frypan, $50; hsn.com
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