Incorporating Creative Organization Ideas into Your Kitchen Redesign
The storage solutions you select for your new kitchen will make the difference between a kitchen that works, and a kitchen that works hard for you every day. After you have spent time creating the overall layout, design and color scheme for your new kitchen, the next important step is to carefully consider the storage features. There are so many clever organizational elements to consider so that your new kitchen never hides a jumble of pots and pans or utensils behind a closed door or drawer.
Here a few clever organizational ideas for your new kitchen:
Pizza pans, muffin tins, baking pans and cutting boards are a staple item in most kitchens. The typical method of storage is to include vertical dividers in a section of a cabinet or over a refrigerator, to store trays upright.
Another idea to consider is a pull-out, which stores trays and baking pans in an upright position. It takes up only a small amount of space but offers the convenience of pull-out storage near the cooking center.
Yet another idea is to order extra shelves for a wall cabinet and position them close together for horizontal storage.
Spices are another kitchen staple that can use a good storage method to keep them organized, accessible and visible. Without a door rack or a tiered storage method, they can be difficult to locate when you need them. One of the most popular ways to store and organize spices is in a rack that conveniently mounts to the back of a cabinet door. Usually placed near the cooking area, the door rack keeps these small containers easily visible.
Another popular spice storage feature is to use a tiered drawer system near the cooking surface. Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers a variety of applications for spice drawers.
Pot and pan storage is another key element to an organized kitchen. Between various sizes of pans, their handles and their lids, having a storage system that keeps everything visible and organized is appreciated. A drawer below the cooktop works well, but it works even better when it has a lid organizer built right into the drawer!
A special pull-out unit is another excellent organizational tool for pots and pans and lids.
Even a shallow roll-out positioned above a deep drawer, can work well for separating and organizing lids while keeping them accessible for the pans.
Plateware is yet another common kitchen staple and most people simply stack them in a wall cabinet closest to the dishwasher or sink. A novel approach to storage is to organize plateware in a drawer so they are easier to reach and even closer to a sink or dishwasher.
The photos shown above are just a few examples of clever kitchen storage features that can take your kitchen organization to an entirely new level. Your Dura Supreme kitchen designer will start with your overall kitchen cabinetry layout, color scheme and styling. Once that is established, they will work closely with you to determine the storage solutions that will help you stay organized and use your space wisely. Our Storage Solutions Brochure has dozens of great ideas to help you get started planning the kitchen of your dreams!
Authored by Karen Wistrom on March 19, 2012 - 3:24pm