A Kitchen Remodel Is The Perfect Time For
Including More Storage
Many homeowners don’t focus on storage when starting their kitchen remodeling project, leaving it as an afterthought. If your new kitchen fails to function as needed, ignoring this crucial element can result in a less-than-perfect kitchen remodel.
Before starting your new kitchen remodel, it’s best to think about installing storage that will meet both your current and future needs. Planning for storage solutions saves you money and hassle, keeping you from later adding bulky, unappealing options.
Through our experience at Gilbert Design Build, we’ve learned a thing or two about kitchen storage – what works and what doesn’t. We want to pass that knowledge on to you with these great kitchen storage ideas.
It’s All About The Pantry
An organized pantry makes a massive difference in both form and function! You might have the most extensive pantry in the world, but if it’s not well-organized, you’ll still may face frustration.
When remodeling your kitchen, consider adding simple storage ideas to your pantry, like more useful shelving, pull-out drawers, vertical hangers, baskets or over-the-door racks. Pantries are more than shelves now – if properly designed, they can house more than you ever imagined.
Plus, proper storage in your pantry leads to easy access, helping to keep your pantry clean and organized. Great pantry storage also allows you to see what you have or need more of, thus improving both meal planning and budget.
Practical Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands can add more than additional counter space – they can provide excellent storage, sometimes even doubling your storage space! The best part about kitchen islands is how you can customize them.
Islands hold many different storage possibilities, from built-in drawers and under-counter cabinets to open storage. Plus, if your island is already customized for the size of your kitchen, you’ll get the chance to incorporate other useful features, like wine racks, cutlery drawers and pot and pan storage.
Kitchen islands are also a great place to put your microwave, wine cooler and other hardwired appliances. The more you can creatively fit on, in or under your kitchen island, the more counter space you’ll free up.
Hanging Pot And Pan Racks
Smaller kitchens may only allow enough cabinet space for plates, bowls and cups, as pots and pans can consume a lot of space when stacked vertically in cabinets or drawers. In kitchens where ample cabinet space is a problem, try installing hanging racks above your kitchen island, sink or stovetop.
Hanging racks come in many different sizes, styles and materials, making them easily customizable for your kitchen. Often, people don’t consider using the empty space above their kitchen workplaces, but this is some of the most usable space available.
Hanging pots and pans on overhead racks makes them easily accessible, easy to find, and easily kept dry and free from any cabinet debris. You’ll be more likely to use your pots and pans when they’re in sight and quickly grabbed.
Kitchen Carts Give You Extra Space
Sometimes there just isn’t enough cabinet, drawer and counter space to hold it all – this is when mobile kitchen carts come in handy. Wheeled carts could add just the right amount of space to make your kitchen functional.
Mobile kitchen carts, like kitchen islands, are also customizable, providing the perfect additional storage for your space. Because it’s on wheels, you can quickly move your cart to where it’s needed most or move it entirely out of the way if you don’t need it.
Carts are also great places to store utensils or appliances you may not use daily, freeing up precious storage space for your most-used items. On open shelf carts, baskets are a great way to hide rarely used appliances, keeping your kitchen looking clutter-free.
Put Above-Cabinet Space To Use
The area above your cabinets is an excellent storage space in your kitchen. If your cabinets do not extend to your ceilings, you can easily store rarely used pots, pans or bowls above them.
This is also an ideal space for decorative plates or bowls, giving your kitchen some added style. You can also customize kitchen cabinets to add additional cabinets above the primary units. Extra cabinet space can provide much needed storage.
Smaller cabinets can also be installed above refrigerators, stovetops and sinks, making great use of space. When installing or customizing your kitchen cabinets, ask a professional about the many available options.
Use An All-In-One Sarasota, FL Company For Your
Next Kitchen Remodel
For over 20 years, Gilbert Design Build has served the people of the Suncoast, helping to incorporate valuable and practical storage ideas into their kitchen remodels. Because of extensive experience, we know what works and what doesn’t.
When you’re ready to start your kitchen remodeling project, trust a company that knows its stuff. Our all-in-one process keeps things efficient and effective, giving you the best results possible!
Call us today to schedule a free consultation!