Storage and display space in the average kitchen is a rare and precious thing. While most kitchens have cabinets, closets or shelves, it seems that almost no cooking and dining space has quite enough! If you’re looking for ways to maximize your kitchen storage or display space, here are a few tips for getting the most out of what you already have!
Moving On Up
When most people think about adding storage space, they think about extra drawers, deeper cabinets or adding shelves. There’s nothing that says your storage space has to move outward into the prime real estate of your kitchen. Instead, consider narrow or shallow shelves that go higher up the wall. Also, don’t be afraid to capitalize on unused space atop cabinets or over your refrigerator for seldom-used or seasonal items.
When in Doubt, Hide It
One of the hottest trends for today’s storage solutions is the hide-away shelf, cart or drawer. When you have mountains of dishes, kitchen linens or food items that you need easy access to – but don’t want to force your family or guests to stare at on open-air shelves or see-through cabinets every day, you can hide them on rolling shelves tucked alongside your refrigerator or in a visually-subtle drawer that pulls out from – well, almost anywhere!
Upgrade Your Cabinets
Changing things up with your cabinets is a great way to make more of the space you already have. Older homes may offer cabinets with only a single inner shelf. Custom cabinetry gives you the choice of what size cabinets you need, how many shelves you want in each, and what materials or finishes you’d like. Additionally, when you choose custom cabinetry, you can add upgrades like hooks for extra storage or glass panels in the doors for beautiful displays. Whatever you’re looking for in a cabinet, your nearest kitchen and bath designer can help you make it happen!