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Jkath Design Build + Reinvent / Cabinet Shop  / Space Saving Organization Essentials in Your Kitchen
Custom blue kitchen cabinetry with walnut island quartz countertops, vintage lighting, wallpaper and open shelf details

Space Saving Organization Essentials in Your Kitchen

Often, during any size renovation, space-saving organization essentials is a hot topic, that comes up often. This impacts the overall design and aesthetic for each home we work on, with thoughtful planning at the onset, and impactful conversations with our homeowners to strike a balance between design and storage.

Twin Cities custom built white oak pantry with brass cabinet hardware.

Utilize Vertical Space

We often create work zones within a kitchen space, focusing on vertical storage. Bringing all cabinetry to the ceiling, and sometimes down to the countertop are two great space-saving tools. This eliminates unused or dust-collecting areas while maximizing storage and adding a coffee station, small appliance garage, or a hidden area for cookbooks and cooking utensils.

Twin Cities kitchen renovation with dark alder interior cabinet and spice jars.

Optimize Cabinet and Drawer Space

Use space-saving tools such as spice racks, vertical cookie sheet dividers, knife blocks inside drawers, and corner storage units. Additionally, repackaging dry goods into clear containers saves space and ease of use. Here are a few fun ideas in our Palace Avenue kitchen reveal.

Keep Frequently Used Items Within Reach

A niche design is one of our favorites within a kitchen, Easily storing oils, butter, salt, and pepper keeps these main ingredients on the ready and can save space within cabinetry for other, lesser-used items.

Range hood alcove with 48 inch range and polished gold pot filler over quartz backsplash, custom cabinetry and alcove niches

Built In Pantry Storage

Pantries are a unique design element we work into most kitchens, which save space on a walk-in pantry that may be taking up unused space. These areas can be dedicated to mudrooms, a powder room, or an expanded island if we can use smart storage within the kitchen for all dry goods. A few custom cabinetry solutions our team has developed are included here.

Twin Cities kitchen renovation with white perimeter cabinets, dark stained island, and custom dark blue hutch.
Alder wood custom pantry cabinetry. Unlacquered brass cabinetry hardware, reeded glass.
Custom white kitchen pantry, original parquet wood floors, griege painted walls and white oak shelving.

Expanding Your Kitchen’s Footprint

If adjacent spaces allow, increasing work zones outside the main kitchen area can increase storage opportunities. Coffee stations and a dry bar are both great examples of this use of space.

Twin Cities dining room renovation with custom dark hutch and chandelier.

Sharing a few recent St. Paul, Minnesota projects we think you might like:

Palace Avenue, Fairmount Avenue, Riverwood Place

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