Between everyday cookware, sheet pans, muffin tins, food processors, and that juicer you pull out once a year, your kitchen requires a lot of storage. Not only does this storage need to be efficient, but it also needs to be accessible and suit the style of your space.
When you are considering which storage features to include in your space, we encourage you to consider your day-to-day. How much do you entertain? Do you prefer to cook or bake? What appliances and cookware do you use daily? The answers to these questions will influence the kind of storage you should design into your space to help make your kitchen a well-organized, easy-to clean, and pleasant space in which you live and work.
The best part of storage design is that it’s completely customizable to fit your unique space and lifestyle! Our kitchen and bath designers will work with you to dream up all kinds of unique storage features from towel pull-outs to spice drawers and swing out corner storage.
On today’s blog, we will briefly describe 5 storage solutions that we feel are essential for a well-functioning kitchen.
A waste basket cabinet is one of the most highly requested cabinet accessories. This storage feature keeps waste and recycling out of sight and easily accessible. Add a servo motor in the back of the cabinet, and you can open and close with a simple touch of the knee for hands-free waste disposal!
Tray dividers are a dream come true for kitchen organization. Bulky serving trays, platters, cookie sheets, and cutting boards are now easily accessible – no more pulling the desired item from the bottom of shelf! Tray dividers can be placed on either side of the oven or sink, above the oven, or in a conveniently located wall cabinet.
Custom drawer inserts make it easy today to keep your silverware, utensils, and cutlery well-organized, neat, and easily accessible. Wider drawers can accommodate several dividers so that utensils can be organized by both size and function. A stacked sliding insert provides additional storage capacity for lower profile items.
There is no longer a need to risk serious injury by digging through a drawer of sharp knives to find the right tool for the job. Cutlery organizers are a safe way to keep those knives accessible and separate from other kitchen utensils.
Corners can offer a wealth of precious storage in a kitchen. This space is often wasted in older kitchens, but today’s cabinet manufacturers have come up with some very clever ways of utilizing every inch of available space from the depths of those deep, dark corners.
Turntables are a traditional solution, and other options include pull out corner drawers or pivot corner shelves.
Kitchen and bath designers understand the daily challenges of accessing heavy cookware or bakeware that may be stacked in the back of a 24-inch-deep lower cabinet. That’s why cabinet drawers are often the preferred design solution for lower cabinetry.
While the drawer box and mechanism may take up a little more space than a simple cabinet door, the advantage of easy access to your favorite cast iron pan far outweighs the slight reduction in space.
Contact a Studio M kitchen and bath designer today to explore how you can make your kitchen both functional and beautiful with these and many other creative storage solutions!