Equipping the kitchen worktop: ideas for exploiting the area between base and wall units

Equipping the kitchen worktop: ideas for exploiting the area between base and wall units

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The kitchen is the area in the home where there never seem to be enough surfaces to put things on. There’s a space that’s often ignored when planning a kitchen, which can prove to be of strategic importance in terms of both practicality and functionality and aesthetics: the splashback over the worktop, understood as the area between base and wall units. Normally, it can occupy a minimal space, the entire space between the base and wall units, but also all of the space offered by the wall (if you choose to eliminate the wall units and tiles completely). Equipping the kitchen worktop can make the kitchen itself more practical.

Usually, the area between top and wall units is lined with materials that can easily be cleaned, choosen to protect the wall from the food or water splashes: tiles, laminate panels, Fenix NTM, steel or glass (the most practical in cleaning terms). But, if you consider at this area with the aim of exploiting it, you can get a lot of interesting ideas. For example, if you opt for a deeper top, you can accessorise the kitchen worktop with genuine elements of composition, which make the workspace more functional. Let’s discover some ideas.



Modular Units with lots of accessories.

Modular elements with lots of accessories


An extensive solution for equipping the kitchen worktop is to use painted aluminium MODULAR elements, with a choice of accessories such as roll holders, ladle holders, iPad holders and glass holders.


Accessoriesed channels.

equipping the kitchen worktop

An alternative of interest to those who don’t want to take up the whole area between base and wall units (also valid for islands and peninsulas) is provided by the decision to insert accessorised channels, as with BARAZZA : this solution occupies the depth of the top (beyond the hob and the sink) and is personalised to contain various elements such as, for example, drainers, cutlery holders, bottle holders, etc.

Shelves and cute spice containers

shelves for equipping the kitchen worktop


A more fun and creative way for exploiting the base and wall unit area even more effectively involves the use of shelves of varying thicknesses and colors, arranged freely and attached directly to the wall or on the splashback. Here Tetris shelves, lacquered finished.


Kitchen utensils hanging rail!

Kitchen utensils hanging rail

The simplest solution, but not less effective, is to insert a kitchen utensils hanging rail for holding accessories.

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Choosing to accessorise the kitchen worktop and the area between base and wall units (so that it can be considered as available for the arrangement of tools and accessories) guarantees a high level of practicality during food preparation and makes the worktop more functional.