If we were to ask you what your biggest dislike about your kitchen was, would it be how much wasted space you have inside your cabinets? Most people feel that they aren’t maximizing their cabinet storage in a way that helps them find things quickly and easily. They are forced to put items where they fit as opposed to where they are the most useful. There are many ways to make your kitchen work for you!
Why put your dishes up in the top cabinet where you strain to reach them? Your dishwasher is below your countertop so it’s logical to locate your dishes here too. This dish storage system functions as a peg board which makes it fully customizable. Simply set your stacked plates, bowls and saucers into the drawer and adjust the peg on each side to secure them in place.
This alternative to cabinet shelves allow you to pull items out of the cabinet for easier access. You’ll no longer need to crouch on the floor to reach into the back of the cabinet because it now comes to you. This is crucial because we can now use the space in the back of the cabinet for everyday items.
We all want to declutter our counters yet can’t seem to find a good way to stay organized inside our kitchen drawers. With a full-width knife block you can safely store sharp kitchen knives away from children and out of sight.
The key to this organization system is that it’s adjustable. The storage compartments can be moved and stacked in various combinations similar to Tetris blocks. This allows you to place the most used items up front and adjacent to each other. The added bonus to these individual bins are that they are easy to remove and clean.
The most underutilized space in every kitchen! Reaching back behind the door is nearly impossible so often times it’s simply easier to leave that space empty. With pull out trays that come completely out of the cabinet it’s easy to store and access kitchen products that use every inch of the corner.
So how do you implement these ideas in your current kitchen? First, there are manufacturers that sell after-market solutions that can be installed in existing cabinets. Another way is to have a cabinet maker build custom storage solutions specific to your needs. However, we recommend that you work with a professional to design and install your storage solutions so that they exceed your needs!
Kay Cosby is the head designer of Kay Cosby Interiors. Her background includes architectural planning, interior design and custom kitchen design. She is a Registered Interior Designer in the state of Texas and holds a national certificate for interior design qualification. Her favorite part of working with clients is building a strong working relationship with them.
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