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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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