Kitchens are far more than a place you simply prepare food. The kitchen is often the heart and the hub of the home, the place you go to cook, eat, study, work, gather, entertain, and spend time together as a family. So it’s no wonder that the kitchen is often at the top of people’s lists when it comes to the area of the home they’d most like to remodel or change. A good kitchen design does more than simply look good, however; it also helps make your life run more smoothly with a functional layout and options to enhance your lifestyle. And no matter how big or small your kitchen is, one thing that no one can really do without in the kitchen is storage. Kitchen storage can help keep you organized and on top of things, keeping items right where you need them most. These five kitchen storage options are designed to help you make the most out of your space, no matter what its size.
Pull Out Pantry
A pantry is often high on the list of things people would like to add to their kitchen, enabling them to store non-perishables and other items that take up a lot of space. Previously, adding a pantry meant needing to carve a significant amount of space out of the rest of the room, something that not every kitchen had the room for.
This is what makes a pull out pantry so attractive. Built like a larger version of your kitchen cabinets, the door is attached to a set of shelves, which pull or slide out of the cabinet to allow you access to every inch of space inside. Best of all, a pull out pantry doesn’t take up much space, while blending in well with the rest of the kitchen design.
Sliding Cabinet Organizers
Larger kitchen cabinets may seem like a good idea, until you try to actually get in there and use them. Things can get lost in the back, or items can get pushed just out of reach, making the cabinets difficult to use. That’s why having sliding cabinet organizers can be such a big help. These shelves, baskets, and drawers extend fully out of the cabinet, so you can reach everything you place there without stretching and groping. You can find cabinet organizers in a wide range of different sizes, as well as different configurations for holding everything from soda cans to dishware.
Hanging Pot Organizers
If you cook a lot you don’t want to spend all of your time groping and searching for the pot or pan that you’re looking for. Having a hanging pot organizer can help; pot organizers keep your pans right at eye level where you can immediately identify the one you need and reach it easily. This not only helps keep your pans organized, it also frees up more cabinet and drawer space for other items.
Blind Corner Organizer
Corner cabinets can be a great way to make use of the space in your kitchen. If you opt for a blind cabinet, though, a lot of that space can be wasted simply because reaching the back areas can be so difficult. Blind corner organizer can help. Organizers made for blind corners slide or pull completely out of the cabinet. Some attach directly to the door, others need to be pulled out separately. Either way, they enable you to organize and use every inch of the cabinet, as opposed to the small area right in front of the door.
Door Storage Sets
The things that you store in your kitchen cabinets aren’t necessarily large, bulky, or difficult to organize and reach. Sometimes, those items are smaller and easily lost in the shuffle of a large cabinet or drawer. For those items, door storage solutions make a lot of sense.
Door storage sets screw into the interior of your cabinet doors, and consist of multiple shelves or hanging options for you to place your spices, plastic wrap, sponges, pens, batteries, and other smaller items you like to keep on hand in the kitchen. Paired with some pull out organizers for the cabinet itself, a door storage set can really transform the way that you use your kitchen.
Make Your Kitchen Work for You
With everything you do in the kitchen, it makes sense to keep it as well organized as possible, maximizing every storage option available. Many of these options can be included in new cabinets or retrofit to existing cabinetry. If you’re ready to take on a kitchen remodel that incorporates these or any other storage options, be sure to give Bianco Renovations a call. Our expert designers can help you figure out the kitchen options that will best suit your lifestyle. Call today to get started and make your kitchen dreams come true.