The internet is full of simple ideas for utilising the kitchen cupboard storage space you already have, which is great if you’re happy with your existing kitchen and just want to ensure it’s more practical. However, if you’re creating a kitchen from scratch either as a new build or replacing an existing one, now is the perfect time to guarantee that you won’t need to utilise those life hacks because your life will already be organised bliss!
Having an organised kitchen is often associated with smaller kitchens, where space is precious, however even if your kitchen is particularly spacious, it’s always nice to have everything as easily accessible as possible. Here are a few of our kitchen cupboard storage solutions, to help you make the most of your space:
We all know the problem: We can’t store everything we need in our cupboards, however there is so much wasted space in there at the same time. It’s a conundrum that doesn’t entirely make sense, but is easy to solve, by utilising all the available space as best you possibly can.
Problem: Corner units are a nightmare and one of the biggest culprits for wasted space as most kitchen designs generally cannot prevent creating a void that is difficult for most of us to reach and so generally don’t bother with, or we store stuff way back there that gets forgotten about until we either move to a new house or have a thorough clear out.
Solution: Carousels and Magic Corners are the perfect solution for corner cupboards as they utilise a larger amount of space whilst making it easier for you to reach everything, usually involving revolving and movable shelving.
Problem: For many people, particularly the elderly or disabled, wall units can be difficult to reach creating cupboard space that is unusable and pointless, particularly higher up shelves or anything that might be stored at the back of the cupboard.
Solution: The iMove Pull Down Basket stows inside your wall cabinet and has space for cans and packets of food that you would normally keep in this type of cupboard. A handle at the bottom allows you to easily pull the basket to a more reachable height.
Problem: Sometimes there are items in our homes that need putting away but a cupboard under the sink seems too much because the items are too small and there are so many other uses for that space.
Solution: For items such as:
- Washing up products
- Towels and dish cloths
- Herbs and spices
Narrow pull-outs are a great idea. Available in two tiers, tall and base unit options, pull-outs allow you to only use the space you really need to for smaller items. Pull-outs are also a great way of keeping cleaning products and food stuff organised.
Useful pull-out options include:
Larder Unit Pull-Out: Perfect for storing most food stuffs
Two-Tier Pull Out & Towel Rail: Great for keeping cleaning products tidy, with additional storage for tea towels
With drawers, it’s not necessarily about utilising space – we all know how easy it is to just throw everything into a drawer, close it and hope for the best when we need a specific item. Instead, drawers are more about good organisation; making sure that you find what you need when you need it.
When most of us think about kitchen drawers, we are often drawn to cutlery and there are plenty of cutlery dividers available on the market allowing you to separate your knives and forks from your ladles and spatulas. However, there are also options allowing you to use drawer space for storing your spices and even tin foil, making access to each of these easier and saving cupboard space.
Something that many of us might not consider putting in drawers, but in hindsight makes a lot of sense is our pots and pans. We’re so used to stacking them up as neatly as we can, but it’s just typical that the pot we need is guaranteed to be the one right at the bottom of the pile.
Pan drawer systems are a great solution, as they allow you to create sections to suit what you own and include:
- Pan Drawer Management
- Deep Pan Drawer Inserts
- Pan Drawer Organisers
Timber Plate Stacks make it easier to store plates and bowls whilst ensuring that they are easily accessible.
Waste is the bane of most of our lives; it’s ugly, it often doesn’t smell great and we all must deal with it daily. Most of us are used to having a stand-alone waste bin that sits in the open perhaps under a work surface or in a corner trying unsuccessfully to be discreet.
If you want to split up your waste, perhaps for recycling or composting purposes, Ecobins have three compartments that can be utilised for different needs such as:
- Food Waste
- Recycling: plastics, cans, glass etc
- General Waste
If you’re looking to make the most of your kitchen storage space, our friendly and experienced designers can work with you to turn this into a reality! With a network of showrooms across the country, you’re sure to find the ideal solution for your home.
Kat Musselwhite – HT Blogger