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A baker’s rack that will give you a whole new reason to bake! This piece has four open shelves, a wire basket, and six hooks for easy accessibility.


Price: $246.99 (originally $259.99)


A kitchen runner rug to hide all the crumbs that fall onto the floor under the sink. A low pile rug is a great way to add some color and comfort to any area. Especially if you aren’t in a place to update your floors, this is an easy and affordable fix.


Price: $20.99+ (originally $26.99, comes in 11 sizes and two colors)


A marble paper towel stand that will modernize a basic kitchen accessory. Made of 100% marble, this stand won’t tip, sending your paper towels into a wet sink.


An expandable spice rack, because even your spices should have some room to breathe. Upgrading your spice cabinet may not improve the overall look of your kitchen, but it will definitely improve the efficiency and will make you feel better about the space. But this natural wood one is so pretty that you could even display it on the counter!


A freestanding island that’ll give you some extra food-prep, storage, and seating space with the drop leaf table top. While this piece looks very traditional, it’s a great way to update the kitchen without the price tag of a custom, permanent island.


Promising review: “This island came so well packed and shipped! It came in 3 boxes, and yes, I needed help from my son since some of it requires 2 people but it wasn’t difficult to assemble. We completed in a little over an hour. Sturdy, pretty and more storage than I need. Nice addition to the kitchen and a great place for my granddaughters to have their breakfast when they visit.” —Target shopper

Price: $1,099.99


A set of counter height bar stools, because this is an easy, chic way to spruce up your kitchen seating. Between the armless design and “barely there” legs to stand on, these bar stools are sure to add a trendy touch to your bar. They come in five colors to match any kitchen color way or add some color to a neutral room.


A set of four glass cylindrical canisters that’ll display your go-to grains and spices on your kitchen counter. With air-tight twist lids, your contents will stay and look fresh as they act as edible decor in everyone’s favorite room in the house.


Promising review: “I’ve had this set for over four years now and it’s so great! Super versatile, easy clean up and very good quality! I’ve used them to store dried goods, teas, spices and herbs that I buy in bulk and even to make sauerkraut! Love them! :)” —Diana

Price: $22


A soda organizer to keep the inside of the refrigerator stacked to perfection. Put your favorite flavor of La Croix inside of the storage bin and use the lid as a shelf for everything else. Upgrading your food organization within cabinets and whatnot can be just as impactful as upgrading the outside of your kitchen!


Promising review: “I like that It can store 12 sodas and that they are see through and washable” —shirlecia

Price: $11.99


A pot rack that doubles as a bookshelf, because not every home has enough cabinet space (I know mine doesn’t). So you may as well show off your pots and pans in a stylish way. Display your cookbooks on top to create an intentional space, just by mounting this to your wall!


Promising review: “I searched all over the internet for a sturdy yet narrow pot rack that would not interfere with my light fixture. I found this on and it worked perfectly. The only adjustment that I made is that I installed with hex screws because I have plaster walls. Happy with my purchase.” —G Madison

Price: $39.99


A not-so-traditional-looking set of four wooden spoons that are a modern twist to an every-day item. Made with 100% pakka wood, the coloring won’t fade or bleed during use or in the dishwasher.


A sleek cheese slicer – it’ll add a new element to your charcuterie collection. This dishwasher-safe slicer is pretty enough to display on your cheese board while hosting, and is extremely functional with its nonslip handle and nonstick blade. Bring this from kitchen to table for uninterrupted snacking!


Promising review: “Works really well for slicing cheese blocks. I used to use a paring knife with mixed results. This is so much easier and better. Ergonomic shape as you would expect from OXO. Easy to clean with a little soap and water.” —j

Price: $9.99 


A wooden salad bowl that will become a staple in your kitchen. When it’s not being used to serve veggies, you could use it as a center piece filled with florals or fruits. This bowl with a matching spoon and fork is a beautiful way to update your serving dishes!


A salt shaker and pepper grinder, because the Morton salt girl needs a break. Put her back in the cabinet and let these pretty shakers hang out on your table for a bit. Made from acacia wood, these matching shakers have a twist mechanism for easy seasoning.


A programable coffee maker that will have coffee ready for you by the time you get out of bed! It even has an auto pause feature, putting the brew on hold once you pick up the first cup so you can always have fresh, warm refills. Control the strength of the brew with the touch of a button and you have got yourself an endless supply of perfect coffee. This is a big upgrade from your 8-cup-only coffee maker.


And! Use the “brew later” program to set a time for the machine to start up.

Promising reviews: “love this coffee maker! This is the second time we bought this coffee maker our older version lasted over eight years. Would definitely recommend. The carafe keeps coffee hot for hours and the new led screen works great. It’s very easy to program the time and the timer for morning coffee.” —heart411

Price: $74.99


A glass candy jar with a metal lid to stylishly stash your favorites treats in. A wide opening means easy snacking, and they’re perfect for storage inside or outside of the pantry.


Promising review: “We have six of these and love them in our pantry. We used to use three in our movie room which was really cute. Easy function and adds a decor touch.” —Vanessa O 

Price: $10


A 10-piece set of condiment jars, because obviously your condiments just have to be displayed in a luxurious way. Throw out the unappealing plastic bottles and elevate your table scape; these microwave- and dishwasher-safe jars are great for hosting! They could also be used for sugar to keep out on your kitchen counter.


A handheld food vacuum sealer that’ll keep food fresh much longer than any resealable bag every could! Toss those out and give your leftovers a longer life span with this rechargeable, air-sucking device.


Promising review: “I love this one. It’s quiet! Works better than my last handheld one.” —DORY E

Price: $24.99


An expandable kitchen table that can be adjusted to any kitchen size! Available in three different colors, this table is rustic, yet current to keep your space fresh. Transform the shape from a circle to an oval just by adding the center leaf in when and if needed.


Promising review: “Absolutely love!! Best dining table. Love how it has a leaf to put in the middle for more guests. Real wood good quality.” —Calli

Price: $300


A set of two retro velvet dining chairs (or more) to really step up your seating game. I keep thinking how amazing these would look with the table mentioned above; the juxtaposition of the classic wood against a modern chair would be such a cool combination. And now I think I need to redecorate to make this set up happen for myself.


Promising review: “I have been eyeing this chair design at several other higher end stores. These are of the same exact quality and design as those and at such a great price. I really only needed one as an office chair, but at this price for two, I’ll find a place to put the other one!” —Chicagomom

Price: $269.99 per set (comes in six colors)


A marble and wood cake stand to update your baking dishes. This could even be a great addition to your new baker’s rack! Show off your baked goods on this modern stand or keep it out every day to place your decorative pieces on.


Promising review: “I’m OBSESSED. This cake stand is beautiful and such great quality – heavy and sturdy. I’m using it as decoration in my kitchen and I love it so much!” —fblalock

Price: $24.99


A gold flatware set, because you can never have enough forks and spoons. Mine sit in the dishwasher until I run out of clean utensils and finally decide to run it, so this would definitely save me some efforts. And it helps that they’re pretttyyyy.


Promising review: “I honestly love this silverware. The gold color is the perfect tone and I like that they have texture already in them to make them look rustic. Bummed that they are only five piece sets, but I really do love!” —Lamp

Price: $20


A marble serving stand that can do more than just serve desserts…while it’ll sit pretty on your kitchen counter, it can also be used as a desk or TV tray. Ask the below reviewer, she used it as a laptop stand!


Promising review: “I was actually browsing Target looking for a computer stand to make my desk a little less cluttered on the writing surface and happened upon this dessert stand. It works beautifully for my MacBook air to add extra space to my desk and also looks beautiful.” —Marianneickes

Price: $20


A cake slice server for all your pie/dessert/quiche serving needs. It’s bound to be an upgrade to your standard old cake slicer — it has a blade that slides forward for easy release, is serrated on both sides for the ambidextrous (and everyone else who is just right or left handed), and is detachable for easy cleaning.


An abstract floral painting that’ll make your kitchen look like the beach side of Provence (I’ve never been so I’m dreaming, okay). At first, I thought this painting was of oranges…turns out their just orange tulips. It all works either way. It comes framed and easily hangs with a D ring or can rest against a wall.


Promising review: “It is so fun, sophisticated and understated. I didn’t look at the size when I purchased it and to my surprise it’s pretty big! I am excited to get it hung. I am pretty picky about the art in my house, I’ll keep a wall bare for years til I find the right piece. I am so happy with this.” —AL Bee

Price: $45


A set of 12 assorted glassware, because it’s high time to throw out the plastic cups from fast food restaurants, and law firms or dentists that used them as shameless promotion. These glasses look high-end and will effortlessly match any of your other glassware.


Promising review: “Love these glasses and very happy with the purchase. They look more expensive than they really are. They’re sturdy and have a nice weight to them.” —Sarah

Price: $20


A stainless-steel ice bucket, because even your ice should have a nice home. This is a beautiful addition to your bar cart or counter top to keep ice as, well, ice for hours on end.


Promising review: “This double walled ice bucket held half a bag of ice at a time for a gathering of 10 people. We met for six hours and refilled once. Stayed frozen the whole time. Did not sweat or leak. Was beautiful on the bar set up. Highly recommend!” —kmahbullseye

Price: $19.99


A step stool that you don’t have to hide in the pantry because it doesn’t go with your kitchen aesthetic. Although it folds up for easy storage, this three-step stool has beautiful hardwood construction that’s pretty enough to keep out for easy access.


Promising review: “Good quality hardwood, predrilled, heavy bolts, reinforcing supports make this sturdy and the design and finish make it a perfect addition to my kitchen. Quick and safe access to my top shelves and the lower steps fold in to save space! Love it!!!” —DiannaDianna

Price: $99.99


A stone pitcher/vase, because you can never have too many vases. This one just happens to work to pour drinks with, too!


Snag the full set for a total dishware upgrade.

Promising review: “I use this for collecting water for my plants, so it sits on my countertop all the time. It is just a lovely object to look at. I think it would make a lovely vase for dried flowers in the fall too.” —Sarah

Price: $19.99


A dual compartment trash can that will keep you on the recycling path. Not only will this trashcan update your kitchen, it’ll improve the state of the environment! The stainless steal is covered in a nano-silver clear coat to protect the can from germs and fingerprints. Every parent’s dream. And mine. Visible finger prints are enough to drive me wild. A wide foot petal opens the lid with patented Lid Shox technology for a soft close every time.


A pendant chandelier so you can finally ditch the florescent ceiling lighting. This five-bulb chandelier is very farmhouse-meets-penthouse, creating an interesting and elegant atmosphere for your kitchen. This linear lantern should probably be installed by a professional, but it’d probably be worth every penny!


A four-sheet set of peel-and-stick backsplash tiles that will easily upgrade the wall above your sink. These heat-resistant tiles are an easy DIY that are guaranteed to stick after 48 hours until the end of time. Or until you redecorate again. Each pack of four covers 2.42 square ft to spruce up your kitchen in a nonpermanent way. Sick of these after a few months? Pick a new set and start fresh.


Promising review: “These tiles were the perfect cross of functionality, performance, and cost savings! We’ve been looking to add a back-splash to our kitchen for years and we were pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and cost of these tiles comparable to many other types and brands. We would 100% recommend these!” —Peter Swain

Price: $22.49 per set

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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