Kitchen Storage Solutions
Keeping Kitchen organized can be one of the biggest life challenge. Here are some tips that may help you to keep the kitchen organized:
1.Short Stack: Replacing your stand-alone range with a wall oven and counter cook top could free up your kitchen floors for additional storage. Mounting smaller appliances such as microwaves and coffee makers under cabinets is another great space-saving solution.
2.Hip Counter: Stylish utensil racks keep cooking necessities off your counters and in plain view. As appliances continue to blur the line between function with art, you may find you actually want to show off that sexy mixer or blender.
3.Help on the Side: A side board gives you extra storage space and the option to turn it into an impromptu work station, a bar for dinner parties or a cozy eating nook for a quick breakfast.
4.Look Out Below: The ease of cleaning up is doubled when you install an under-mount sink into your counters. To make this the ultimate style champion install a tilt-out sink drawer instead of the regular kind to hold sponges and scrubbers.
5.Opening Act: Don’t fear open shelving—just keep items in the same tones and size and go for symmetry as much as possible. Open shelves can be a blessing for busy families because they eliminate the need to go riffling through drawers.
6.Let it Slide: The average kitchen drawer only pulls out 3/4 of the way. Retro-fit your kitchen with store-bought roll-out shelves or drawers that feature extra-smooth gliders and allow you to maximize and see the entire space. For big, wide cabinets try a storage carousel and for tall, narrow cabinets a roll-out trash trolley is a great option.
7.Hang Time: Your ceiling is wasted space until you install a hanging pot rack to gain instant storage.
8.Working Undercover: Make your island work triple duty! A clever design that incorporates an oven, dishwasher, built-in wine rack and storage cabinet provide optimum efficiency.
Source: “Kitchen Storage Solutions” By Nadine Anglin