Anyone who spends time in a kitchen will tell you that one of the most important things to seriously improve upon when remodeling is storage. There never seems to be enough. The size of your pantry and need for kitchen storage tips in general is largely dependent on the lifestyle of you and your family and what you like to cook.
If you regularly eat at home and also enjoy entertaining, you’ll appreciate as much storage space as possible for cutlery, serving bowls and cooking tools, as well as non-perishable food items. Think Chef Michael Smith’s envy-inducing walk-in pantry on TV, with cupboards and shelving to hold an ample supply of spices and all the best basic ingredients.
Simple and Convenient Storage Options and Ideas
- Love Your Lazy Susan!
These handy devices capitalize on usable space and make it easier to lay your hands on just the right bowl or implement, especially in a deep cupboard or cabinet. Who wants to peer into the depths of a dim cupboard, feeling around to find that great little double-boiler for melting chocolate? You may not use it often, but when the need arises, it’s at your fingertips with one quick spin.
- Dandy Drawers
Using deep drawers is another great way to organize various kitchen items, including baking supplies. Nesting bowls and saucepans kept in a smoothly gliding drawer are simple to spot at a glance and simple to access. It’s much easier to look down on the contents of a well-organized drawer than to become frustrated rooting around in deep cupboard filled from front to back. Removable dividers make kitchen storage drawers extra handy and versatile.
- Utilize Handy Hooks
To truly maximize space when remodeling a kitchen, don’t forget to add hooks underneath kitchen cabinets where you can hang mugs, chopping boards and other often used items. Take hooks a step further to feel like a bona fide chef: don’t forget the stylish metal rack suspended above your kitchen island with plenty of hooks hanging pots, pans, strainers and other paraphernalia.
If remodeling a kitchen is in your plans, consult an experienced builder to help you maximize form and function. Make your pantry hold plenty and create a recipe for perfection!
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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