Your cabinetry is an important part of your kitchen as it is your primary form of storage as well as the thing that makes perhaps the biggest style statement. If you’re tired of “cookie cutter cabinets”, here are some great ways that you can customise your cabinets so that they really stand out. If you want some more ideas or you have an idea in your head that you need help translating into the real world, have a chat with your local kitchen designer.
If you are sick of the sight of your current kitchen cabinetry why not revamp them? You have the option to repaint or resurface them. There are a number of different approaches to resurfacing including laying sheets over the existing surface or a couple of coats of 2-Pak paint.
2. Add a Wine Rack
If you enjoy a glass of your favourite wine with a meal, the perfect addition to your cabinetry may be a wine rack. Wine racks can be easily added to most types of cabinets and they can be just large enough to store a few bottles or hold a few dozen, depending on the size that you put in during the design phase. The rack itself is built to complement or match your existing cabinetry.
3. Take Advantage of Lighting
Another way that you can customise your cabinets is by taking advantage of the new lighting technologies that are available. One option is to add under cabinet LED lighting. This not only highlights your cabinetry but throws valuable light onto the work surfaces below, making food preparation and the like much easier. You can also install lighting inside the cabinet itself to illuminate the items within. This is perfect combined with glass doors so that you can see the contents all beautifully lit up!
4. Smart Tableware Storage
Is setting the table for dinner a pain because you have to dig out all the plates, bowls, and glasses and so on that you need? Customise your cabinets so that’s not an issue anymore! You can simply change up a floor standing unit so that it has a slide out shelf unit that holds everything within close range. Simply pull it out and set the table from it. It’s so simple, that even young kids can do it and the pull out unit hides away behind doors when it’s not needed. To hold flatware, knives and utensils, use drawer inserts to keep them tidy and easy to access.
5. Change to Pull Out Shelves
The trouble with many kitchen cabinets is that items tend to get lost at the back, so you end up bending over rummaging to get them. Solve this problem by installing pull out shelves in all of your cabinetry. They’ll fit in any size cabinet and they’re perfect for holding everything in your kitchen but they’re particularly suited to holding pots, pans and bake ware.
6. Add Open Shelving
If you want your kitchen to stand out from all of the standard models, the perfect solution is to install some open shelving among your cabinetry. You can display whatever you like on the shelves – cups, mugs, wine glasses, decorative plates, crockery...it’s really up to you! The shelves themselves can be straight or curved, and they can be made from wood, metal or even glass to make a real style statement.
7. Make Room for the Trash
How often have you seen a beautiful kitchen that’s just been ruined by a bin shoved in the only free corner? When designing your cabinetry, make room for the bins inside – use an empty cabinet with no shelves and install a metal bin insert. When the bin is full, just pull it out, tie up the bag and throw the trash into the main bin outside. As well as a regular trash bin, you can install a full recycling station if you want.