Read the post) Others, of course, would argue that the kitchen counter is the perfect place for spices, cooking utensils, and other daily-use items.
While clear counters sound like a great concept, how realistic are they in your home? From appliances, homework and mail to toys, tools and "I'll deal with it later" items, it can be hard to keep such a tempting expanse clear! A great idea is to add one or more appliance garages in strategic areas of the kitchen. A garage for the coffee maker near the sink, another near the desk area for homework, and one at the end of the peninsula for the "miscellaneous" stuff can help keep everything handy-and clear!