Kitchen Renovation Ideas For More Storage
Whether you have a small kitchen or are simply in need of more storage, you may be considering how to add more cabinet or storage space to your kitchen. With the help of your contractor and a bit of creativity, you can create unique storage options to fit your needs. Here are just some of the many ways you can add storage to your kitchen.
Cabinets With Pullout Shelves
Cabinets with simple shelves don't always offer the flexibility you need. For example, if your shelves are usually filled with dry goods or dinnerware, it may be difficult to get to the items in the back. Instead, consider adding pullout drawers or shelves to your custom cabinets. Pullout shelves allow you to reach items anywhere on the shelves without having to remove the items in the front. You can build on this idea by adding shelving to the inside of the doors, which can be used to store lids for pots, spices, or other small items.
Floor-To-Celling Pantry Cabinet
If you are content to part with a bit of counter space in exchange for additional storage, have your contractor remove a portion of the counter to build a custom floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinet. This space can be used to store all of your canned foods, dry goods, and nonperishable baking ingredients, so you have everything in one central location in the kitchen. This is an excellent option if you don't have the room for a full pantry.
Wall-Mounted Pot Rack
Pots and pans can take up a considerable amount of space in your cabinets. As an alternative to storing these items in a cabinet, have your contractor install a wall-mounted pot rack. This can be accomplished by affixing a pegboard to empty space on your kitchen wall. Use S-hooks to hang the pots and pans, and consider using the same hooks to hang kitchen gadgets so they are within arm's reach when you are cooking.
Breakfast Nook Bench Storage
If you are also considering giving your breakfast nook a bit of a makeover, consider using this space as both seating and storage. Have your contractor build benches with a table in the middle, and have hidden storage space built into each bench. You can cover them with soft pillows for added comfort during meals, and you can use the storage space for large kitchen items, such as blenders or stand mixers, so they don't have to take up space on your counter when they aren't in use.
Use these ideas as a starting point for planning your kitchen remodel, and talk to a general contracting service, such as Sure-Fire Contracting Inc., about your storage needs as part of your new kitchen space.