I am a believer that appliances and accessories don't make the perfect kitchen. Colors do! Especially the colors from Mother Nature. I try and make my kitchen homey, fresh, colorful, and yes organized.
Be it freshly washed spring salad in a colander, a little squash kept at the counter top, some Christmasy keepsakes, my bottles of spices, or the food I cook.
There, my kitchen looks injected with color. And you get a lot of look for a little money.