When it comes to your kitchen, it’s more than just the heart of your home. A modern and functional kitchen requires an expert design that efficiently stores all the appliances, ingredients, and housewares you and your family need. If you’re getting ready to remodel your current kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams, consider including storage solutions to improve its functionality and aesthetics.
Once your kitchen layout has been determined, it’s important to design your storage around the kitchen’s workflow. This includes having dish and utensil storage near the dishwasher, glassware near the fridge, spices near your stovetop, and more.
You can also think about the various zones of your kitchen. Space can be divided into a cooking area, a preparation area, a cleaning area, and more to help you determine your specific needs in each part of the kitchen.
Unlike old kitchens, modern kitchens are taking advantage of vertical space with taller cabinetry and shelving. Higher areas are ideal for items not accessed as often, like serving pieces or even for decorations, including cookbooks, kitchenware, and more. Find unique ways to maximize your space, like storage around and above doors or using mounted rods, hooks, and shelves to get the most out of your wall spaces.
A key to maintaining your kitchen organization is to have an organized place for everything. That means no more cluttered drawers and cabinets. Instead, look for custom cabinetry inserts that help you keep everything in its proper place. The most common of these include:
A well-designed pantry will allow you and your family to store all of your favorite foods in an organized and tidy way. Pantries range significantly from smaller cabinets with shelving and pull-out storage solutions to walk-in pantries with cabinetry, appliances, coffee bars, and more.
Depending on the style of pantry you choose, you’ll want to ensure that you have space dedicated to what you and your family eat the most to ensure that your pantry stays well-organized.
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, it’s an ideal time to think about any custom or specialty cabinets and drawers that would improve the functionality of the space for your family.
Allow your kitchen to match your lifestyle with unique options like home beverage stations, pet feeding stations, tech charging stations, cabinet refacing, and more.
Some design choices for a kitchen island and countertops can improve both storage and style, like open shelving for recipe books, decorative dishes, cutting boards, and more. If you want more hidden storage, consider slim cabinetry that allows you to utilize areas of the island that may be narrow due to electrical, plumbing, and more. Consider built-in appliances like microwaves, stove tops, or wine fridges for a high-tech addition.
Both spices and cooking utensils can be frustrating to store, but with modern kitchen cabinetry, you can find ways to incorporate this storage smartly and attractively.
The narrow spaces around your cooktop are ideal for pull-out spice racks and utensil organizers, as they maximize the use of the space and make them convenient to access when cooking at the stove.
Consider an appliance garage to keep your kitchen looking clean and more minimalist. These cabinetry spaces are designed to store commonly used appliances like coffee makers, toasters, and more to make them easy to access.
Still, out of the way and with available built-in stations for stand mixers and blenders, you can even incorporate your appliances into the cabinetry itself.
When you’re ready to create a stylish and modern kitchen, don’t forget the importance of smart storage solutions. By integrating innovative organizational systems, you can maintain a clutter-free and orderly kitchen.
This approach not only enhances the functionality of your space but also contributes significantly to the overall elegant ambiance you aim to achieve in your kitchen. Kitchen Master is here to guide you through every step of this exciting makeover, ensuring your kitchen is not only visually stunning but also impeccably organized.
Ready for your kitchen remodel? Call the award-winning designers at The Kitchen Master today at 630-369-0500.
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