Stylish Storage for Your Kitchen
Kitchen storage solutions may not feel like a design element in the same way other choices do. However, you will reap the rewards of planning for it from the beginning of the design process. Whether you are designing a totally new space or looking for ways to add more storage to your current kitchen, these storage solutions ensure a clutter-free space that fits your lifestyle.
Shelves Clear Clutter and Add Character
Open shelving in the kitchen is a great way to showcase pieces while keeping cooking essentials close. Shelves can go almost anywhere. Kitchen shelving does not have to be all form and no function. You can curate shelves that add both style and storage. Display your favorite dishware, cookbooks, or pots and pans. A narrow shelf that runs between a worktop and wall cabinets is the ideal space for storing small items that you want within reach.
Bring On a Brilliant Backsplash
A kitchen backsplash offers prime real estate for storage and can free up counter space in the process. Adding hanging bars, magnetic strips, alcoves, and custom shelving can help make the most of your kitchen backsplash. You can even install a custom wine rack or cubbies. This option also creates a shelf above the backsplash that is perfect for keeping your most frequently used items within easy reach. Housebeautiful.com has 11 Genius Storage Ideas for Your Backsplash.
Cabinets Straight to the Ceiling
Maximize storage in your kitchen by running the cabinets to the ceiling. It eliminates dead space and creates a smooth, continuous look. Use the top shelves to store infrequently used items like seasonal dishes and linens and smaller specialty appliances. Adding adjustable shelves will create even more options for you. Utilize the additional top space to house tall items by lowering shelves or create some display cabinets by replacing some cabinet doors with glass.
More Drawers Please
Drawers are an essential part of kitchen design. Deeper drawers allow you to store pots and pans and shallow drawers are perfect for smaller utensils and silverware. Drawers are easier to access than cupboards an
d items will not get lost in the back. Look for opportunities to add them in what may otherwise be “dead” space among your cabinets. You can even put them behind a cabinet door if you are concerned about them breaking up the look of your cabinet design.
A Parking Garage for Small Appliances
Say hello to all of the counter space you get back when you add a small appliance garage. It is the ultimate storage solution that allows you to hide all of the everyday items that clutter your work surfaces like toasters and coffee makers while keeping them all within reach. Consider converting an outdated kitchen desk area and you will have a built-in breakfast station! Goodhousekeeping.com has 20 Coffee Bar Ideas to Make Your Kitchen Fit for a Barista!
Freestanding furniture is a great way to add character and extra storage to your current space or a new kitchen. You do not have to limit yourself to a certain “type” of piece, either! You may even have something already that you love and can reinvent. Thespruce.com gets you started with How to Refinish Wood Furniture. Getting the scale right is key to making this mix of old and new work. You do not want a huge dresser in a small minimalist kitchen. Make sure you have measurements handy before you shop.
The design team at Kitchens Redefined are experts at incorporating stylish storage into your kitchen design! Let us find the perfect storage solutions for you!