Kitchen storage solutions are integral to elevating your kitchen redesign to the next level. When designing your new kitchen, storage should always be the main consideration. Lack of storage, as well as improper storage locations, can hinder the functionality of your space and distract from the overall design. Functional storage solutions create immaculate workspaces and improve maneuverability and efficiency in the kitchen, thus providing a better overall return on investment.
At McCabinet, our designers will work directly with you to evaluate your kitchen storage needs. We will determine what kitchen storage solutions make the most sense for you and your family, getting you the most bang for your buck, whether you are remodeling for resale or for your forever home.
There are countless storage solutions available in the marketplace; here are some of the options we like best and how they can work for you.
Maximizing Your Sink Storage
Everyone has experienced cluttered under-sink storage. It seems to be the catch-all for everything from cleaning supplies to kitchen towels. Since the sink is usually the most frequently used item in your kitchen, keeping it tidy and organized will save you from the dreaded under sink mess.
There are multiple options for under-sink storage including door mounted racks for sponges and trash bags, pullout and removable cleaning caddies for all your cleaning supplies, and bottom mount roll-outs for easy access items that typically get pushed to the back. We also love the idea of incorporating a towel rack under the sink so your dish towels and drying pads are never far away.
Tray Dividers for Staying Organized
Baking trays, cutting boards, and other flat items are always awkward to store, and generally get tossed in the oven’s warming zone, which is not designed for storage.
Keep trays and cutting boards neat and tidy with a tray divider. These handy kitchen solutions are often installed above or next to the stove, in a built out refrigerator cabinet, or in any upright base cabinet.
Most families are familiar with a utensil drawer organizer, but now there are more options than ever to keep all of your kitchen utensils, gadgets and gizmos in the right place. Gone are the days of throwing spatulas, whisks and serving utensils into an “Everything Drawer.” With a utensil organizer, every item will have its place.
Drawer dividers are also a fantastic option to keep utensils organized and off of the countertop.
Work with a designer to ensure that your utensil organizers are functional for you. This can absolutely be part of the design process as opposed to an aftermarket purchase.
Corner Kitchen Storage Solutions
One of the most coveted kitchen storage solutions is the lazy Susan. Lazy Susans are revolving stands or trays that are often incorporated into a corner cabinet. Corners can be notoriously tricky to design, but a lazy Susan can maximize space and give you the extra storage you need for mainly food and small appliances.
Lazy Susan have been giving way in recent years to Magic corners, which are put in a blind base cabinet. A magic corner rotates, and in some cases, even slide sall the way out to give full access to everything in the cabinet. These are ideal solutions for larger appliances.
Keep your spices right next to the stove, but stored out of sight with a pull-out cabinet. Pull-out cabinets come in a variety of widths for your needs, but are most frequently used to store spices, jars, herbs, and other small items.
Ultimately, when designing your kitchen space, it is important to maximize storage space and make the available storage space function for your needs. At McCabinet, your designer will work closely with you and your family to determine what solutions may work best. With so many options available, it is imperative to have an expert on your team. Come see us at the McCabinet showroom today to see many of these amazing accessories and what we can do for you!