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How to Design a Kitchen that Maximizes Storage and Functionality

by AllCabinets.com | on Oct 01, 2023

How to Design a Kitchen that Maximizes Storage and Functionality

The kitchen is one room in the house that gets overcrowded quickly. You may try to clean it out, but pots and pans start piling up after a while. And never mind counter space, which always seems to be in short supply. 


Fortunately, you can take steps to maximize your kitchen's storage and functionality. And you won't even need a complete remodel. Here are some suggestions to consider. 


Get a Smart Dish Drying Rack

An innovative dish drying rack is deep but does not take up a lot of vertical space, and it is the perfect item for small kitchens.  


Use Open Shelving

Open shelving is a modern décor trend that involves putting kitchen items, such as pots, pans, etc., on shelves instead of in cabinets. This frees up cabinet space and creates a fun, country kitchen aesthetic. 


Add Shelf Risers

Shelf risers give you another level of counter space. You can put small items on your riser, giving you room to work underneath. 


Find Creative Storage Solutions

With a bit of creativity, you will find storage solutions that go outside the box. For example, you can place items on your windowsill, and the inside of the stove is also ideal for storage. 


Convert Your Sink Into Counter Space

If you have a cutting board that fits over your sink, you can place it over the top and use it as counter space. This allows you to chop the veggies while someone else prepares the meat. 


Use a Cake Plate

Cake plates are ideal as they hold a variety of items on top without taking up a lot of counter space on the bottom. You can use them to hold items like soap, sponges, spices, and more. 


Add a Cart

You may not have space for a full-blown kitchen island. But a cart will provide you with additional counter space and storage without taking up a lot of room- or breaking the bank. The portability allows you to store it in a different room which is another bonus. 


Put Your Backsplash to Work

A backsplash doesn't only have to be about protecting your walls. You can also install a rail on it which can be used to hold cooking utensils, pots, pans, and more. 


Make the Most of Your Cabinets

There are several things you can do to optimize your cabinet space. For instance, you may consider adding more cabinets. This is an ideal solution if you have unused real estate on top or to the sides of your existing cabinets. 


You may also consider changing the configuration of your cabinet's interior. Breaking down inside walls may allow you to store more items. 


If you are considering adding or remodeling your kitchen cabinets, All Cabinets can help. We offer reliable service and quality products. We will help you find the solutions best suited to your lifestyle. 


You don't have to deal with an overcrowded kitchen. All Cabinets provides remodeling services that make cooking more convenient. Contact us to find out what we have to offer.