ISSUE 10  |  Kitchen Composition

10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Paper Towel Holders

August 17, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Here at Remodelista, we’ve put a lot of energy into sleuthing the perfect toilet paper holders, toilet brushes and receptaclesdoormats, brooms and dustpans, and dish drainers. But somehow, we have overlooked the countertop paper towel holder (perhaps because the more conscientious among us have stopped using paper towels altogether). Nonetheless, if, like me, you aren’t blessed with a built-in paper towel niche in the kitchen, you likely have a roll standing naked on the countertop for use at least now and then. Here are our 10 favorite countertop paper towel holders to help wrangle the roll.

Michael Verheyden Paper Towel Holder

Above: The Mercedes of paper towel holders comes from Belgian designer Michaël Verheyden whose Grigio Antico Chiaro Marble Paper Towel, designed for March in San Franicsco, is $850.

Bloomingville Wooden Kitchen Paper Stand

Above: The Bloomingville Wooden Kitchen Paper Stand is $26 at Amara.

HAY Porter Paper Towel Holder

Above: Hay’s Porter Paper Towel Holder, shown in Petroleum, Grey, and Ash, is $48 at Huset.

David Mellor Kitchen Roll Holder

Above: David Mellor’s Kitchen Roll Holder is made from hand-turned ash wood and is £22 ($28.60) at David Mellor in London.

Crate & Barrel French Kitchen Marble Paper Towel Holder

Above: Crate & Barrel’s French Kitchen Paper Towel Holder is made from gray-veined Carrara marble; $19.95.

Norr Paper Towel Holder

Above: The Norr Paper Towel Holder by Ditte Buus Nielsen, Skagerak’s design director is $70 CAD ($54 USD) at Mjölk.

Adeo Kitchen Roll Holder

Above: The Adeo Kitchen Roll Holder in stainless steel is £42 ($55) at David Mellor Design.

Skagerak Bollard Paper Towel Holder in Oak

Above: Skagerak’s Bollard Paper Towel Holder has a small recess in its wooden base to keep the end of the roll from unwinding. Made of oak and steel, the holder is £39 ($51) at the Salcombe Trading Company.

Rig Tig Stelton Roll It Paper Towel Holder

Above: The Roll-It Paper Towel Holder from Rig-Tig by Stelton is available in white, gray, and black (shown) for €29.99 ($34) at Connox.

Marble & Metal Paper Towel Holder

Above: The Marble & Metal Paper Towel Holder in copper (shown) and brass is $120 at Food52.

Williams-Sonoma Ceramic Wood Paper Towel Holder

Above: From Williams-Sonoma, the Ceramic and Wood Paper Towel Holder has a solid maple dowel and glazed white ceramic base and end knob; $19.95.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 12, 2014.