These Pretty and Practical Essentials Make Washing Dishes Kind of Fun

We're serious—with these beautiful tools on hand, you might actually enjoy washing dishes every night.

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A stylish wood-handled dish drying rack
If you're going to splurge on one luxury item for your dishwashing station, this adorable wood-handled dish drying rack has to be it. Besides many slots for plates and bowls, it also comes with a utensil holder and a high-sided drainage tray so water won't pool on your countertop. To buy: $65, food52.com. . Photo: Food52

Doing the dishes may not be your favorite chore, but armed with these beautiful supplies, your dishwashing station could just become your new-favorite spot in the house. Invest in the prettiest dish drying rack we ever did see, then add a ceramic crock for holding brushes, and a self-draining soap dish that keeps water off the counter. Here's how to build the dishwashing station you've always dreamed about.

Stylish Dish-Drying Rack

A stylish wood-handled dish drying rack
If you're going to splurge on one luxury item for your dishwashing station, this adorable wood-handled dish drying rack has to be it. Besides many slots for plates and bowls, it also comes with a utensil holder and a high-sided drainage tray so water won't pool on your countertop. To buy: $65, food52.com. . Food52

If you're going to splurge on one luxury item for your dishwashing station, this adorable wood-handled dish drying rack has to be it. Besides many slots for plates and bowls, it also comes with a utensil holder and a high-sided drainage tray so water won't pool on your countertop.

To buy: $65, food52.com.

Ceramic, Self-Draining Soap Dish

Dishwashing supplies, soap dish
Uncommon Goods

Soap dishes always look cute, but the second they start to collect a pool of water, they turn much less charming. Instead, order this self-draining ceramic soap dish that sits on the edge of your kitchen sink so excess water can drain out. We're also adding this to our ever-growing list of brilliant, unexpected hostess gifts.

To buy: $24, uncommongoods.com.

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3-Tier Glass Drying Rack

3-tiered wire glass and mug drying rack
World Market

If your household goes through a lot of mugs, water bottles, or drinking glasses on a daily basis, order this three-tier drying rack. Dish-drying duty will take half the time, and once the glasses are dry, the rack doubles as a pretty display on your kitchen counter.

To buy: $17, worldmarket.com.

A Helpful Sink Caddy

Dishwashing Supplies, metal sink caddy
Crate & Barrel

If you want to keep your dishwashing supplies (sponges, brushes, scrubby pads) close at hand, but you don't want a pool of water collecting around your kitchen sink, opt instead for this metal sink caddy. It clings against the side of your sink, so excess water can drip right down the drain.

To buy: $17, crateandbarrel.com.

A Pretty Brush Holder

Ceramic utensil crock
West Elm

Store your dishwashing brushes in style by investing in a pretty ceramic crock. Leave it next to your kitchen sink so your dishwashing essentials are always right where you need them.

To buy: $29, westelm.com.

The Cutest Scrub Brush Ever

Dishwashing Supplies, scrub brush
Sur la Table

What's better than an environmentally-friendly scrub brush made with recycled plastic bristles? How about one that comes with its own pretty ceramic base. Plus, when you dunk the brush, the spring-loaded platform boosts the bubbles.

To buy: $13, surlatable.com.

A Hardworking Dish Brush

Dishwashing Supplies, Dish Brush
Williams Sonoma

Want a dish brush that's sturdy enough to tackle stuck-on food, yet gentle enough to use on non-stick pans? Grab this beautiful brush with a beech wood handle and flexible bristles.

To buy: $5, williams-sonoma.com.

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