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WATCH: Inside Kris Aquino's Envy-Worthy Kitchen

There are more things to love aside from the unique countertops

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Photography: The Aquinos on Youtube

It’s not surprising how Kris Aquino is able to juggle all her commitments with ease. After years of being in the limelight, it’s safe to say that she has learned how to divide her time between work (including filming an anticipated Hollywood movie!) and spending time with her family. If you’ve been following her on social media, we’re sure you’ve stumbled upon posts about The Kris List. It chronicles the Queen of All Media’s experiences—from learning something new, to sharing things closest to her heart.

On the episode uploaded recently, Kris gave viewers a peek into the heart of her new home as she shares a beloved Adobo recipe. If you loved the rose quartz countertops, you’ll surely adore the rest of the space as it highlights an open layout and orderliness. Here are some of the things we noticed:

1. The rose quartz countertops serve as the kitchen’s focal point.

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Found in the middle of the space—it’s where all the cooking action happens and where meals can be shared. As mentioned in a previous post, the kitchen will have different cooking stations like a teppanyaki grill and double ovens.

For similar countertops, visit Kaufman Stone's website.

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2. A glass mirrored column supports the countertops and adds to the airy feel of the space.

Right in the middle of the rose quartz countertops is a glass mirrored column that serves as support. Covering it with mirrors helped keep the look cohesive as the column now reflects the different nooks in the kitchen. This aesthetic option is a better route instead of keeping the column as is or painting it in white.

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3. There are small kitchen appliances and fruits on display, but the kitchen doesn’t look cramped.

It’s surprising how the kitchen doesn’t look cluttered even if there are various items on the counters near the sink. Grouping the fruits together and using similar-looking trays and bowls add to the organized feel. Flowers were also used as extra décor—transforming the cooking space into a homey, country-inspired space.

If you will watch the video closely, you’ll notice that the small kitchen appliances occupy a corner of the kitchen—near the open shelves. Making these readily available can make it easier to get tasks done.

4. A white apron-front sink adds a country vibe to the kitchen.

Since white is the dominant color in the kitchen, a white apron-front sink is the best choice for the space. It’s not just classy and chic—it’s spacious enough to get a good load of washing done. Just like in Kris's special place, you can keep the kitchen from being too plain by having fruits and flowers on display.

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For a similar kitchen sink, check out Kohler.

 5. The captivating countertops double as storage and as a dining nook.


Surrounded by Jean-Marie Massaud’s Seashell Lounge Chairs, the countertops can serve as a dining nook for quick meals and snacks. See the space underneath? It’s cleverly used as storage for books and other knickknacks.

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6. The cabinets serve as motivation to keep things neat and in place.


Since one can instantly see what’s inside, it’s a must to keep the cabinets clean and organized. According to Kris, this encourages the house help to make sure that everything’s place all the time. Perhaps to make things easier for everyone, ingredients and other essentials are properly sorted. Spreads occupy one compartment, while another is reserved for bottled water. Cooking oils, canned goods, and other food items each get one, too. This hack can make it easier for one to look for and get what he needs.

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7. Tea sets make for a great accent piece.


Tea essentials and lovely sets also serve as décor in the kitchen. These are placed on open shelves and add pops of delightful color to the space.

8. Kris's chosen furniture pieces make a statement.


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Beside the captivating glass-topped table are pieces that you’ll know anywhere. Two of Ito Kish’s masterful creations stand out in the space—four Gregoria chairs in black encircle the glass-topped Raides Dining Table. Both pieces are from the visual storyteller’s Baluster collection.

Click here to see more of Ito Kish’s collections.

Watch Episode 13 of The Kris List below:

Click here to see more photos of Kris's new home.

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