Tips for Optimizing The Space In Your Kitchen
Everyone has kitchen storage woes at some point or another. Ever had that pot that just wouldn't fit? or extra cooking utensils that you couldn't find a home for? We got with Kitchen Designs Inc. and they've given us a few tips to get the most out of the space you have in your kitchen.
1. Vertical Dividers
Dividers in kitchen cabinets are great for neatly organizing cookie sheets and pot lids. You can attach wire organizers to the inside of the cabinet doors to store small packaged items like garbage bags and plastic sandwich bags.
2. Use Tubs and Racks
The space under the kitchen sink is a challenge. So many plumbing parts are in the way that it often becomes a dark cave. Look to tilting drawers, door racks, stacking shelves, and plastic buckets filled with cleaning supplies to bring order to your cabinet.
3. Store Dishes in Drawers
If you reserve the walls of your kitchen for windows or artwork, you may decide to store dishes in drawers. Sturdy wooden pegs, secured into holes in the base piece, keep dishes from knocking against each other every time you open or close the drawer. Large drawers are also an effective alternative to cabinet doors. Easy to access, oversized pull-out drawers can even be wide and deep for storing pans and big items away from counter surfaces.
4. Double Up On A Single Drawer
For slim items, piggybacking two drawers in the space of one allows you to keep different sets of silverware in one section and meal-preparation tools in the other.
5. Utilize "Hidden" Storage
Hidden storage can mean utilizing a rack that pulls down from under an upper cabinet. This location is handy for knife storage, but can also ensure that they stay out of children's reach.
6. Keep It open
Too many cabinets in a small kitchen can make the room feel claustrophobic. If your space is narrow, try to keep cabinets in one or two neat lines. This will draw the eye forward, emphasizing the length of the room. An “L” shaped kitchen will provide the most storage in a small space
7. Use The Tops of Cabinets
For raised storage, leaving a gap between the cupboards and the ceiling will also give the illusion of a larger space. You can use baskets for storage above your upper cabinets.
About Kitchen Design Inc.
Kitchen Design Inc. is a friendly and experienced team of kitchen and bath professionals. Their goal is to help their clients achieve a functional space that caters to their personalities. With 72 years of combined experience in design and remodeling, they also work with industry leading contractors, sub-contractors and designers throughout the Midwest.