Practical Kitchen Storage Solutions
While a total kitchen remodel is a great way to expand space and improve function, itâ€™s not always the right time to embark on a big remodel. At K&N Sales our job is to help you conceive and execute that perfect remodeling job when the time is right, but we know that life can get in the wayâ€”work, budgets, and travel are just a few reasons why you might not have the time right now to overhaul the kitchen. When you are ready, we hope you will visit our showroom and let our sales and design professionals help you design and build the kitchen of your dreams, but in the meantime we have some suggestions on how you can maximize the space you already have.
Adding Practical Furniture
If space is limited it may seem counterintuitive to add furniture, but the right piece can help you maximize space as well as add decorative flair. A hutch is the perfect way to store dishes and stemware, as well as create a decorative focal point for the room. A hutch can also double as a buffet surface when entertaining groupsâ€”simply set up an assembly line and let guests serve themselves.
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This solution requires less â€œaddingâ€ and more â€œtaking away.â€ Simply go through your stuff and get rid of what you donâ€™t need! Donate that old set of plates, the wine glasses you never use anymore, and the first set of pots and pans you got for a wedding gift that are collecting dust in the back of the cabinet â€˜just in caseâ€™. If you havenâ€™t used something in a year or more, consider donating it.
Drawers can become a no-manâ€™s-land of clutter, especially in a kitchen were gadgets accumulate quickly. You can install pegboards into existing drawers, cutting them down to fit, to store plates, cups, saucers, and more. This is a great solution for those with limited mobility, who have difficulty reaching cabinets.
Hang It Up
Magnetic strips, hanging pot/pan holders, and hanging pegboards allow you to use vertical space along walls, freeing up countertops, shelves, and drawers. Get rid of the butcher block and hang knives on magnetic strips; move oft-used pots and pans to hanging positions above the stovetop; wine glasses suspended in a hanging storage unit free up cabinet space.
To get the benefits of an island without the remodeling overhaul, try a rollout cart that can be tucked underneath a countertop when not in use. You reap the benefits of having additional storage and workspace without sacrificing the use of your kitchen, like you would if you were installing a large, permanent island. Eventually, when you do install that permanent island, you can repurpose the rolling cart as a wet bar, or a special work area for the kids.
If you are considering a kitchen remodel and space saving is at the top of your list of priorities, stop into our showroom at K&N Sales. A more beautiful, functional home is your goalâ€”and itâ€™s our specialty!