Good Ideas for the Kitchen & Bath

It's Kitchen and Bath month at Apartment Therapy. I guess we lump these two rooms together not only because of their plumbing requirements, but also because of their ostensible emphasis on function. The considerations for these spaces can be the most demanding; after all, organization, aesthetics and efficiency can be mutually exclusive! Here are some random good ideas for decorating these crucial spaces.

As a renter, I don't have cause to implement any of these ideas, but they're all in my Someday file. Which are your favorite?

Kitchens:
1 Use a ladder as a pot rack. Image via paigenykole.wordpress.com
2 Save counter space and keep paper towels accessible with an under-counter caddy. Image via Southern Living
3 In a neutral, traditional kitchen, add interest and storage space with fanciful brackets. Image via Daisy Pink Cupcake
4 Nestling benches up against a island can save room in an eat-in kitchen. Photo by Susan Gilmore for Elle Decor
Bathrooms:
5 Instead of a built-in towel rack, use a ladder with dowels for rungs, which you can secure to the wall or floor, as suggested by marthastewart.com
6 Don't have wall space for a mirror? Suspend one from ropes! Image via Delight By Design
7 A mirror is also a decorative and functional window cover, if you're looking for privacy. Bathroom by J. Randall Powers, photo by Luca Trovato for House Beautiful
8 Chinese garden stools are versatile and space-saving additions to a bathroom. Put felt on the bottom and use it as a seat or table. Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo for House Beautiful.


Images as linked above.