The kitchen is often home to a myriad of loose objects; cutlery, crockery, glassware, cookbooks—the list is seemingly endless. The problem with loose objects is, unless they have a designated home, they end up lost or misplaced and often times when they are needed, they cannot be located. Then, that dreaded saying comes into play -
You always find something when you're not looking for it. There are simple methods that we can put into place to ensure the objects we need are always readily available and on hand.
Finding appropriate kitchen storage solutions doesn't necessarily require the help of a planner. In fact, there are many accessories which you can customise to the inside of cupboards or drawers to help you keep your belongings organised. Today, with the help of our experts, we are going to explore different kitchen storage options for your home.
Lovers of order and function, rejoice! This is one of the most perfectly organised pantries we've ever laid eyes on. There are no secrets or surprises here—this is modern day carpentry at its best. The shelves have been cleverly arranged to support the height and width of the objects of the homeowner, ensuring every bottle, jar and box has its designated spot. On top of this, care has been taken here to ensure all sauces, jams, spices and cereals are arranged next to one another. Gone are the days of endlessly shifting things around to find the desired item. With a layout like this, you can be sure you will always know where to look.
By capitalising on the size of the kitchen, the designers have made sure that there is definitely enough room for all the occupants various odds and ends. There is a myriad of different storage solutions available in this scene—from the island, to above and below the sink, to the additional sideboard to the rear. There is really no excuse when you have as much access to storage space as this, to have disorder and mess in the space.
There is nothing worse when you've just made yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and you need to shuffle through a pile of knives, forks and dessert spoons, only to reach the bottom and realise all the teaspoons are all either in the sink or in the dishwasher! When each piece of cutlery has its own designated zone, you can easily see as soon as you open the draw, what lies inside. This wonderful example is custom built, however, from budget and high street stores, you can purchase organisers for your kitchen drawers to have an effect similar to above.
For the self professed home cooks and chefs out there, you need space for your collection of wines and cookbooks, and, if they are part of your prized possessions, you should have them on display. Books and cookbooks show your guests your personality; it reveals traces of your history, and even a glimpse at your thoughts and desires. Your best friend may never have known you were into Japanese cooking, but now, with your heart on your sleeve and a gorgeous set of shelves, you can tell the world!
These stunning white cupboards not only provide excellent storage, with the benefit of privacy, but they also elongate the room. The length and single colour, draws the eye upwards, therefore, even in a small kitchen space, you can fool others into thing the room is much larger than it appears. With the white goods factored in, the designers have custom built shelves around the big items such as the fridge and oven. This is a clever way to ensure every last inch of space has the capacity to be used as storage.
Designers and homeowners often shy away from curved forms thinking they are not the best way to optimise storage space. This is indeed a common misconception. Round cupboards, with rounded doors, have just as much space as a standard square or rectangle cupboard. If the aesthetic of your home favours round forms and smoothed edges, you have the liberty to employ this as your chosen storage solution. As with the other examples, you can have custom built shelves inside a curved cupboard, or, even have a turning mechanism installed to view even the smallest hidden objects at the back.
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