Kitchen cupboard storage can often be limited. This is especially true for older homes and smaller spaces.
It can sometimes be difficult to find storage for the necessary items, such as pots and pans, spices and small appliances.
If you are designing a new kitchen that is on a smaller scale or revamping an existing kitchen, there are ways to incorporate kitchen cupboard storage that will suit all of your needs.orage
Let’s take a look at several storage options you can consider:
One of the greatest kitchen cupboard storage inventions is the Lazy Susan. These ingenious, rotating shelves can be a lifesaver when it comes to small spaces.
If you are redesigning your kitchen, consider putting a large Lazy Susan in the corners of your cabinetry, It will make finding items such as spices and canned goods a breeze.
This article recommends placing them on higher shelves to make items easier to reach. You can also purchase separate Lazy Susans to place inside existing cabinets, pantries, etc.
Pull-out racks can be installed in your existing cabinets or added to new ones for an excellent source of storage.
There are a wide variety of styles available. For instance, this article suggests using vertical racks to store cookie sheets, cutting boards, muffin tins and other flat items.
You can also use a larger sliding rack that holds pots and pans. This is very efficient, so you don’t have to get on your hands and knees to dig to the back of the cabinet.
Lid organizer racks are also great to keep all of your pot and pan lids in one place. They also can be a wonderful storage idea to keep plastic container lids organized.
Extended Wall Cabinets
Kitchen cupboard storage can be greatly increased by eliminating soffits and extending cabinets all the way up to the ceiling. You can use these upper cabinets for items that you rarely use or for small appliances that you don’t want to keep on the counter top.
If you have a blank wall available, you may want to consider adding cabinetry from top to bottom. Doing so will give the room an attractive focal point. Since the cabinets won’t be spread out, it will provide more wall space in other parts of the kitchen for a larger stove or refrigerator if desired.
Tiered Shelf Organizer
When using tiered shelf organizers, you can easily see spices and canned goods in your cabinets and pantry. The labels are clearly visible, due to the stair step design.
This type of storage is perfect for small spaces and allows you to see everything in your cabinet at a glance.
You can purchase tiered shelf organizers in plastic, wire racks or bamboo. They are available in many different sizes and heights to store all of your kitchen needs.
Now that you are aware of some of the great options available to increase and improve your kitchen cupboard storage, you can implement them into your design. Items will be tucked away, out of sight, in their designated areas. Your space will be more organized and you will also work more efficiently.
Be sure to go over your ideas with a professional designer, who can work with your design space and your budget. They will most likely have new ideas that you have not considered. You will be able to make a more well rounded decision on your final result once you discuss your project.
For further reading, check out: Handy Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen and The Kitchen Triangle – Why You Need To Design Around It.
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