When designing spaces for homeowners, listening closely to how they live and understanding their needs from a functional standpoint is so important. Customizing the space to specifically meet the needs of their daily life adds value that is priceless. I see drawers as the ultimate opportunity to add this kind of value. Here we will dive into the myriad of drawer modifications that Dura Supreme offers, so you can personalize to your heart’s content.

We are all familiar with cutlery dividers for silverware, but let’s take that a step further. With a 2-tier drawer insert, here we see K-cup storage below the cutlery divider. What a great way to maximize the footprint of this drawer.

Two-tier cutlery with K-cup storage below, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Another way to have a drawer do double duty, is to use fixed or adjustable drawer partitions. Basically, you can install different types of storage on either side of a partition to accommodate the lifestyle of the owners.

Fixed partitions, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

K-cups, cups, coffee, tea storage shown above. Imagine the mess if this was one free range drawer!

Plate storage inside drawers can also be taken to a new level, with plate dividers and plate storage with pegs.  Another bonus with below counter plate storage is that kids can help with setting the table or emptying the dishwasher! Scroll through this gallery to see four different plate storage solutions.

Drawer partitions can be fixed or adjustable, and are also great for drawers storing dry goods.

Adjustable partitions housing dry goods, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Slanted storage can be used for spices, makeup, or anything else you can imagine. In the makeup example we see slanted storage on the left side of a fixed partition, with a cutlery divider on the right side of the partition.

Makeup storage using slanted storage on the left, cutlery divider on the right, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Slanted storage for spices, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Pots and pans and their lids can also benefit from specialized drawer storage.

Pots and pans with side lid partitions, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Lid storage partitions can be installed on both sides or at the back of the drawer, creating the perfect cookware storage station. Another option for lids is using a shallow roll out above the drawer, as seen below.

Lid storage in a shallow roll out above the drawer, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

In fact, shallow roll-outs installed above a drawer can be a fantastic solution for many items.

Keep all your baking supplies in one spot by using a deep drawer for mixing bowls with a small roll-out tray for your cookie cutters and misc. baking tools.

Baking supplies in a shallow roll out above drawer, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Oven mitts in a shallow roll out above the drawer, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Dura Supreme also offers toe space drawers that can be installed almost anywhere a little extra storage is needed. Cookie sheets, cutting boards, trivets, table linens are all perfect candidates for this kind of drawer. These drawers are opened with a gentle push and closed the same way.

Toe space drawer with bathroom supplies, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Toe space drawer with napkins and napkin rings, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

We also have the solution for that drawer below the sink that is usually omitted due to space needed for plumbing. This cut-out can be altered to fit the configuration of the pipes, and can be used with our hardwood or stainless steel drawers.

Plumbing drawer, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Plumbing drawer, frameless design, stainless steel drawer box, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Finally, a storage solution for electronics- a charging drawer with 2 USB ports and 2 outlets. A solution for a common problem of too many cords on the countertop.

Charging drawer, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A few well-placed drawer accessories are the ticket to a well-organized space and very happy homeowners!

Sandy Kloncz is the Lead Designer and blog author for Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Sandy is the Lead Designer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of involvement in the field of Kitchen & Bath Design and degrees in Interior Design and Mathematics. Sandy’s experience ranges from running all aspects of a Design+Build firm to creating beautiful cabinetry designs at Dura Supreme. She has been a judge through the Builders Association of the Twin Cities for their semi-annual Parade of Homes Tour and is continually inspired by creative uses of space, appreciating projects where form and function are blended seamlessly.

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