In kitchen designs, the main focus is on finishes and looks. Even though these things are important, functionality is what really makes a kitchen shine. A beautiful but dysfunctional won’t do you much good in the long run. More recently, designers have been incorporating creative storage solutions in their design when remodeling. Adding just a few of these suggestions can your life can be a whole lot easier. Here are some ideas for a functional, long lasting kitchen.
Adding adjustable shelves, pullout baskets, or even just some drawers can make all the difference in a pantry. Depending on personal needs, adding a few bottle cradles to store drinks on their sides will keep everything more secure and well organized, all while saving space. If you don’t have a pantry, you can always turn a few cabinets into a mini pantry or even utilize a small closet for all your needs.
The key is making your drawers work for you. It is common knowledge that dividers are great for silverware, but you can use drawer dividers for all sorts of things! Adding dividers to utilize and maximize your drawer can help a lot for organization. Adding a pullout cutting board can work for your “fake drawers” under the sink, as well!
Door to Drawer Conversions
Don’t want to squat just to reach your pots and pans hiding in the back of your lower cabinets? Installing pull-out shelving can really help make your life a whole lot easier, and your back and knees will thank you. These spaces tend to get quickly disorganized because it is a lot of effort reaching that low. Pull-out shelving will make those days a think of the past. These are great for holding larger kitchenware, or having a hide away trash can!
Don’t Forget the Smaller Spaces
All those small spaces hiding in between appliances shouldn’t just go to waste. Add a tall, vertical pullout for spice racks or trash bags (Or whatever other small things you want in your kitchen). These are also great for kids crafts, keeping everything close to the kitchen table or counter where they’ll be working on their school projects.