Clutter and dysfunctional kitchen spaces can not only slow down cooking time and make everything inconvenient; they can actually decrease your enjoyment of your home. And if you’re looking to resale the property someday, a poorly designed kitchen can be a major turn-off to potential buyers. If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, storage is one of the primary points you should address.
First, identify your current problems. Many homeowners begin to consider a kitchen remodel once they’ve grown tired of the room’s outdated look or lack of features. But if you’re going to pursue a kitchen remodel anyway, take the time to ask yourself about the storage issues that currently bug you. You can probably name several!
Maximize one spot. Going back and forth across your kitchen while cooking can be a real pain. Once you’ve identified your storage needs, maximize one or two spots as your primary locations for everyday items. Consider adding an island, so that you can store all of your prep tools in one spot. Or, add drawers, lazy Susans, and additional shelving to your pantry.
Use all of your vertical space. Take cabinets to the ceiling, and use the upper ones to store items you don’t use often, such as holiday dishes or seasonal decorations.
Consider decorative shelving. Open shelving provides the perfect spot to display decorative items such as dishes. This option is perfect for those who want to add storage space, but without overwhelming the room with cabinets.
Investigate custom insert options. Until you know what’s available, you might not even know what you want! Let’s discuss all of the custom insert options available to you, such as pull-out cutting boards, pot racks, pan organizers, or spice racks. Call us to schedule a consultation, and we’ll introduce you to a whole new world of sleek, functional kitchen design options.