The kitchen cabinets are one of the most important elements in the kitchen but it’s amazing how often they’re not done right, making it nearly impossible for people to store and access their goods. Taking a few moments to design your kitchen cabinets and it will pay off from a practical point of view. Here are our hints and tips for designing kitchen cabinets that you’ll not only love but be able to use with ease year in year out. For more information or to get started with your design, speak to your local kitchen cabinet
Make Sure You Get the Space You Need!
One mistake that many people make with their kitchen cabinets is not allocating enough space for all of their items. It can be helpful to think about not only what have now but what you are likely to accumulate in the future as you buy new crockery, appliances, glassware, and so on. If you decide to buy your food in bulk later on, you’ll also need the room to store extra food! Remember that kitchen cabinets don’t just have to be on the floor. Combining regular cabinets with overhead cabinets looks great and you’ll instantly double your space!
Take Advantage of Drawers
When you think of kitchen cabinets you might think of doors that you open and shelving but having all shelves can actually be counterproductive. Drawers are a valuable part of your kitchen cabinets and they can really increase the space that is available to you. For example, installing drawers in the kickboards gives you the perfect place to store baking trays, muffin pans, and other large but narrow items. Deep pot drawers with lid organisers allow you to get the pot that you need without having to dig into the darkest recesses. Standard pull out drawers are not only for utensils and cutlery but can be great for holding cans and packets of food, table linens and other essential items.
Kitchen Cabinet Organisers
Do you find that even if you do have a lot of space, you waste a lot of time looking for a particular item? Stop that from being a problem by remembering to include kitchen cabinet organisers in your design. This could be in the form of lazy Susans that allow you to make the most of your corner cupboards, shelf organisers that double your effective space and allow you to see all of your items, or other handy products such as lid organisers, tray organisers and more. Drawer organisers are also vital and will stop the contents of your drawers from turning into a hopeless jumble.
One thing that is often left out of kitchens these days is the humble pantry and that’s a real shame, especially when you realise how useful they are! Make sure to include a full size pantry in your kitchen cabinet design. Your pantry can have shelves of differing heights and widths to store different items, lights to make accessing goods easier, drawers to hold condiments, spices, packets, cans and so on, and anything else you like!