A well-organized kitchen is every homeowner’s dream. Finding and reaching all your essentials easily while having a clutter-free countertop and workstation make the room functionally and visually pleasurable. This is why when you’re designing or renovating your kitchen, you should give special importance to your storage plans.
If you want to maximize the storage capacity of your existing kitchen, there are several ways you can achieve your goal. Here are some smart ideas to customize your kitchen cabinets for increasing your storage capacity.
- Add Pull-Out Racks and Shelves
Pull-out racks and shelves are a great way to maximize the storage capacity of your lower cabinets, especially the ones that are deep and hard to reach. Pull-outs create more organized space to store pans, pots and other utensils, giving you easy access to them. You can also store packaged food items in the pull-outs and make it easier for your kids to have access to their breakfast cereal, bowls and cutlery. These racks and shelves make your clean-up chores simpler and easier.
Besides adding pull-out trays and shelves in your cabinets, you can install a customized narrow pull-out cabinet to store your whisks, turners, spoons, spatulas, knives, and other kitchen tools. When you store these tools in drawers, it’s common that they get lost in the pile and you can’t find them easily when you need them. This type of a kitchen cabinet will help keep your tools organized.
- Utilize Your Toe Kick Spaces
If you have at least 4-inch high toe-kick spaces under your lower cabinets, you can gain additional storage space by installing toe kick drawers in these unused spaces. They’re used to store cleaning supplies, baking sheets, muffin tins, pet dishes, and many more items. The hardware of these drawers also makes it easy to open them with the nudge of your toe.
- Use Dividers
Kitchen drawers often become messy and you have to dig through them when looking for a specific item. Customized dividers can help you organize your essentials upright in your drawers and some cabinets. These dividers will allow you to segregate different items such as cutlery, dishes, spices, tools, flatware, silverware and gadgets properly, so that each item is easily visible and accessible to you. You can also use vertical dividers in a traditional cabinet in a difficult area to store bakeware and cooling racks.
- Install Corner Cabinets
Corner kitchen cabinets are a smart way to make the most of your kitchen storage. They utilize the dead spaces of corners and provide extra storage. Add an appliance garage to store your kitchen appliances like microwave oven, coffee machine, and toaster or utilize the corner cabinet as a place for built-in appliances depending on the space available.
If you have a narrow space available at the corner, install a cabinet on the wall with transparent glass doors and accent lighting to display your items. Under the wall cabinet, add more storage with corner drawers.
Follow these ideas when customizing your kitchen cabinets to gain more storage. Hire experienced kitchen professionals to design, customize, and install your kitchen cabinets to get the perfect result within your budget.