We could all do with some smart storage solutions. Afterall, most of us feel that we don’t have sufficient storage in our kitchen, but have we really used every hidden spot to our advantage?
So, if you intend to tackle this long-needed kitchen overhaul, read through our 12 steps to a successful kitchen and allow for smart storage space right away when you start planning. Feel also free to download the kitchen design guidelines at no cost.
Convert your kitchen corner to a storage star
You know how hard it can be to reach this hidden saucepan in the back of your corner cupboard. But those times are over when you choose a carousel fitted into the corner with a turntable. Complemented with with a corner drawer on top, this storage star helps you using every inch of your kitchen space.
Drawers for additional storage: kitchen design
Have a critical look in the cupboard underneath your kitchen sink. Left and right of the sink is valuable space for a wrap-around-drawer that provides a handy home for all your sponges, soaps and rags. One of many smart storage solutions!
Kickboards offer storage potential in kitchen
Other unused drawer potentials might hide underneath your oven, a perfect spot for baking trays. Or think about your kickboards, they might store away those shallow items that you rarely use, such as table cloths with Christmas decor, Easter print serviettes or those large serving plates you only need for your family members’ birthday parties.
Cleverly organised kitchen drawers
But those drawers can only do a proper job when their internals are organised. You might purchase yourself some drawer dividers to ensure you’ll get out those pasta tongues with a single grasp.
Kitchen solutions for spices
If you wish to organise your spice glasses, how nifty is it to pull down a spice rack from your overhead cupboard? It takes minimal space when tucked away, but provides maximal overview when in use. Don’t you just love it?
Bins in kitchen design
Separating our waste into glass, paper, container, organic and general waste is environmentally friendly, but takes up some serious collection space. What do you think about a pull-out solution with several bins? Some also might like the idea of a hole cut into the benchtop where you can slide food scraps right into the bin underneath. The choices are yours.
Additional benchtop space in kitchen
You can never have enough benchtop space, can you? So why not accommodate for a pull-out benchtop where the kids can do their homework while you’re preparing dinner. If not needed, the mobile benchtop can be pushed back and you would hardly notice that it’s even there.
You might find the Australian kitchen and bathroom measurement guide handy to determine the correct installation height for your kitchen furniture.
History of kitchen
While wrapping your mind around kitchens, why not brushing up on your knowledge about the history of kitchens. You might learn a thing or two you didn’t know before.