Our kitchens are the focal point and hearts of our homes. It’s where your family gathers – and junk collects. One of the biggest challenges in any design is how to get more kitchen storage and still have the high design look you want. There are some new trends in the market now and some updates on our old favorites. See if any of these will work for your family and design.
Finding cabinetry with “hidden” storage solutions is one of the most effective ways to work that into the design. Traditional cabinetry has a lot of wasted space that can be utilized much better. Pull-outs for spices, tray dividers and caddies for pots and pans make looking for the exact item needed so much easier. Having deeper drawers in the cabinets can also give needed space for awkward sized items such as cereal and cracker boxes.
The number one request from homeowners is that their new kitchen design eliminates cluttered countertops. They want to see the gorgeous stone that they’ve chosen and not all of their small appliances.
One of the best ways to do this is by using appliance garages. They can be pull out shelving inside of a cabinet below the countertop or space tucked into cabinets at counter level. Many of these have the appliances already plugged in so there is no need to move them. Just use them then put them back into their hidden spaces.
Floating shelving can intimidate some homeowners because they feel they must always be clean. They do but then it can also be the perfect kitchen storage solution. Using wall space for displaying serving pieces, glassware and dishes can also be a beautiful art piece. It gives more cabinet space for other items but also displays some of your pieces you just don’t want to hide.
Having pull out sections for garbage and recycling is absolutely necessary. Rather than have a trash can in the kitchen, the trash – and smells – can be tucked away. Recycling is not only good for the environment but many communities now insist on homeowners participation. Having a storage unit that pulls out and has dividers for the type recyclables makes it easy to save the planet.
The easiest way to identify the perfect storage solutions for your new kitchen is to make your wish list and then work with us to find the best cabinetry to fit your needs. With all the new cabinetry designs, storage headaches can be a thing of the past.
Ready to get started? Call the office at 419.536.6605 to schedule your complimentary design consultation with a professional kitchen designers.