A few weeks ago I had an "ah-ha" moment.
It wasn't anything too spectacular, but it was just one of those little thoughts that crossed my brain...and made me wonder why have I never thought of that before?
It all happened one day while I was doing some dishes. I realized how convenient it was to keep the dish-soap up by the sink, but I also like keeping hand-soap easily accessible too...which means that my sink usually looks like this...
It's not so bad, but it's not so appealing either...and you know me...I'm an A-Type personality who is always looking for a way to make my home look more pleasant.
And then it dawned on me...
There are all-kinds of soap dispensers available in the world. The only problem is that they are typically found on a bathroom vanity, rather than by the kitchen sink.
But why is that?
Why can't a dispenser dispense soap on a kitchen counter, instead of on a bathroom vanity? Is there some sort of law that states function and form are only deserved in one room of the house?
If there is, then I've just broken that rule...
I've stared the powers-that-be directly in the face and told them, "you are not the boss of me!" Then I bought these stainless-steel soap dispensers from Target and placed them in the kitchen.
It's a small change, but I'm already loving it. In fact, I'm even finding that it's more convenient than keeping the bottles up on the edge of the sink.
I use the short, stubby one to hold the hand-soap and the tall, skinny one to hold the dish-soap. This way, I have both types of soap right at my fingertips whenever needed...and the stainless-steel finish looks great with my stainless-steel appliances!
As much as I love it, I would throw one minor tip out there for anyone who is considering joining me as a rule breaker. Look for a dispenser that doesn't look too "bathroom-y". You know what I'm talking about here...some of the designs out there scream, "place me near the toilet!" So, steer clear of those designs.
Instead, look for dispensers that tie in with your appliances. Or, Target even has some glass soap dispensers that are really pretty and could add a hint of color without looking out of place.
So, who's with me? Anyone else planning to break any soap dispenser design rules? Have you thought of any other locations where a dispenser could be used to improve function while enhancing your decor? Maybe in the laundry room somehow...what do you think?