Kitchen storage is something that is on everyones mind, especially during a remodel! We wanted to give you some of our favorite kitchen storage ideas to help you utilize every inch of space in your kitchen, and inspire you for your next remodel.
1. Hidden Charging Stations
Charging drawers are a great way to keep your charging cables organized, as well as keep tablets and phones off of messy countertops. Ask our designers about installing an outlet or small power strip inside a drawer near your primary workspace to keep your devices accessible, yet out of the way while cooking.
2. Corner Cabinets with a Built-In Lazy Susan
There is always that one corner in a kitchen that becomes a problem. You know the one I’m talking about…the blind corner cabinet. Rather than fighting with the layout of your kitchen, or crashing cabinet doors into each other; think about installing a door with a double hinge and adding in a two layer pull out lazy Susan inside you corner cabinet. By doing this, you create double the space to store items like large pots and pans, and make accessing these deep cabinet much easier because you won’t have to dig in the back for anything; it will come to you with one easy turn!
3. Toe Kick Drawers
One of the most under utilized spaces in your kitchen is the space under your lower cabinets! By adding in theses super thin in toe kick drawers under your cabinets you create space to store large service platters, baking trays, and more.
4. Choose Drawers in Addition to Cabinets
Cabinets are a great storage option, but sometimes a drawer can actually fit your needs better! Drawers come in many different sizes and shapes and can be customized to fit your specific needs; slim for cutlery, medium for linens, and large for pots and pans. Drawers can make storage much easier to manage, and also much neater than stacking everything on shelves. By adding dividers into kitchen drawers you can easily organize pan lids, plastic containers and even cake tins for easy access!
5. Built-In Drawer Storage for Flour or Utensils
Consider adding in some deeper drawers to your kitchen that can be used for storing large containers that house ingredients like flour, sugar, etc. For bakers this is a great way to have these staples accessible and easy to refill. Keeping these items in a drawer also frees up valuable cabinet space. If you’re not so much into baking, the same idea can apply to large utensils. Many times essential cooking utensils such as serving spoons, spatulas, tongs, etc. won’t fit into regular silverware organizers and often wind up in a canister on the counter. Deep drawers with built-in canisters are an elegant and convenient solution.
6. Sliding Cabinet Doors
Sliding cabinet doors are a super unique and clever way to save valuable space in small kitchens. In New York City sometimes a kitchen is so small you can reach one wall to another by spreading you arms open. By adding in sliding cabinet doors you eliminate the possibility of having doors crash into one another if more than one is open at once (and you also can avoid smacking your head into a corner of one! Safety first).
7. Narrow Storage Spaces for Niche Items
This is another amazing (and under utilized) storage hack! By inserting a narrow storage spaces for things like cutting boards, or pull out spice wracks, you create specialty spaces to store things, which in turn can really help you stay organized. Also, these small, thin storage spaces are great for utilizing space that would otherwise be wasted!
8. Create a Cookbook Zone
Cookbook organization is often overlooked, and it definitely shouldn’t be! By thinking about this storage upfront, you can plan on creating a built in space specifically for your cookbook collection. One awesome place to house cookbooks is on built in shelves on one end of an island or peninsula. Keep the shelving open so that the cookbooks become the focal point of your design and so you can easily access and pull out your favorite one quickly and easily!
Ready to get started on your kitchen remodel? Contact us today for your one-on-one consultation!