Create Counter Space: Over-the-Sink Cutting Boards

In our kitchen tour last week, we highlighted one of our favorite small space solutions: an over-the-sink cutting board. Use it any time you need extra counter space, whether it's for chopping vegetables, mixing a cake, or holding a cookbook (just don't turn on the faucet!).

While it is not necessary to use a cutting board specifically designed for over-the-sink use, we like the built-in colanders offered in many models. Whichever board you use, you'll want to make sure it is large enough to completely cover the sink basin. A couple of extra inches on either side can help prevent slipping. Rubber feet or grip handles are also useful.

Leave a comment if you have experience with the cutting boards listed here or any others we may have missed!

TOP ROW
1 Over-the-sink cutting board, as seen in Kitchen Tour: Gregory and Emily's Colorful Kitchen. We have owned this Snow River cutting board for about four years and have been very pleased with it.

2 Snow River (Cooking.com), 24" x 12", $31.99

3 Catskill Craftsmen (Cooking.com), 14" x 11", wires extend an additional 3", $17.00

4 OXO (Cooking.com), 18.25" x 11", $29.99

5 Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's, no dimensions listed, $29.99

BOTTOM ROW
6 Crate & Barrel, 22" x 10", $29.95

7 Island Bamboo (Amazon.com), 23" x 12", $29.99

8 American Standard (All Cutting Boards), 15.5" x 13", $57.85

9 Catskill Craftsmen (Amazon.com), 24" x 12", $44.99

10 Progressive International (Amazon.com), 16.8" x 9.8", extends up to 25", $24.95

Related: Small Kitchen Solution: Cover the Stove Top for More Counter Space?

(Images: Emily Ho, Cooking.com, Cooking.com, Cooking.com, Macy's, Crate & Barrel, Island Bamboo, All Cutting Boards, Catskill Craftsmen, Progressive International)