Don't fall into the trap of thinking that a full-blown kitchen renovation is the only way to make you fall in love with your kitchen. This month, we've been on the prowl for on all kinds of little tips, tricks, design hacks, and budget gadgets that will help you love the space you're in (for a lot less).
So far, we've asked our favorite kitchen designers, magazine editors, and chefs to weigh in with some suggestions. What we've learned is that sometimes all it takes is putting up some removable wallpaper, swapping out all of your drawer pulls, painting your cabinets, or springing for glassware that you absolutely adore.
We got that last suggestion from Joanna Goddard, the mastermind blogger behind A Cup of Jo, when we asked for her favorite budget kitchen buy as of late. Her pick? Bormioli Rocco Bodega Collection Glassware! The mini 7.5-ounce, tempered glass tumblers come in a set of 12 and are ideal for water, wine, and cocktails.
"They're $17 for 12 and they make me feel like we're in Spain," Joanna says of the stackable cups.
We asked her to elaborate on why she loves them so much and she had more than a few reasons: "We use these charming glasses every day. When friends stop by, we always bring out these sweet glasses for a splash of wine or water. Pair with nuts and olives, and you feel like you're on a European vacation."
Drinking glasses that can transport you to Spain for just $17? Sign us up.
Joanna also loves them because they're kid-friendly: "They're also great for kids because they fit into small hands perfectly. And because they're only $1.50 each, it's okay when our kids inevitably break one now and again."
Sounds like the only thing that would make these glasses even better is a case of Spanish wine to go along with them.