When designing your kitchen remodel, the main focus is usually on the finishes, colors, and general looks of the kitchen. Even though looks are important, functionality is huge. If the kitchen is beautiful, but dysfunctional, it won’t do you much good. In recent years, homeowners and designers have been incorporating storage solutions in their design. By just adding a few suggestions, your life can be a whole lot easier. Here are some of our favorite kitchen storage solutions for a long-lasting and comfortable kitchen.
Adjustable shelves, baskets on pull-out rollers, and even some drawers to your pantry can make all the difference. Depending on your personal needs, adding a few curved cradles to store bottles on their sides can keep everything more secure and well organized. Don’t have a pantry? Keep in mind that you can always turn a few cabinets into a mini pantry or even incorporate a small nearby closet for all your needs.
Make your drawers work for you. We all know dividers are great for silverware, but did you know that you can use drawer dividers for all sorts of things? Adding dividers to maximize your space can help a lot for staying organized and keeping everything you want, together. Dividers are great for spices, spice dishes, larger utensils such as whisks and spatulas. Another great use of smaller drawer space is installing a pull-out cutting board.In those hard to reach corner cabinets, add a lazy-susan to create easy access in those deep cupboards.
Door to Drawer Conversions
Don’t want to get on your hands and knees to reach to the back of your lower cabinets? These tend to get quickly disorganized and items like pots, pans, and lids end up being messily stacked and are an avalanche waiting to happen. Pull-out shelving within your cabinets can help! You could install shelves on rollers, however, you still need to have the cabinet doors open completely to pull the shelf out. An even better solution is to convert these into pullout drawers! These are great for holding larger kitchenware, or having a hide away trash can!
Don’t Forget the Smaller Spaces
What about those small spaces beside in between your appliances? Adding small pullouts for spice racks or trash bags and other small things! You can also create an open cabinet for art supplies or kid crafts, or put up small display shelves and store cookbooks, special dishes, or coffee mugs at the front of your island and peninsula.