Innovative kitchen storage solutions
Exploit the potential of awkward and small spaces
Making space in the kitchen is essential for both functionality and enhancing efficiency. Kitchen storage solutions can gift ample countertop space will allow for comfortable meal preparation while reducing the chances of accidents and spillages.
Adequate storage ensures that cooking equipment and ingredients are easily accessible making cooking a more pleasurable experience. An organised and spacious kitchen can become a hub for social gatherings and encourages time to be spent in what is commonly known as ‘the heart of the home.’
These storage ideas can help a difficult or cosy kitchen space function properly.
Add a built-in cupboard
Turn a recess or alcove into a cupboard with fitted shelves and custom-made glazed, solid timber or composite timber doors.
As you like it
Modular wall-mounted shelving systems are adaptable to the available space. Measure up and plan the arrangement before buying, but you can add more pieces later on.
Slide to reveal
Do away with searching for something at the back of a base cabinet with an ergonomic pullout that extends outwards to its full depth.
Plunder the depths
Space-enhancing drawer and cupboard interiors are essential. Tiered drawers make use of the entire opening – cutlery fits in a shallow pullout above tableware or cookware.
Create a little library
Why not specify the end of an island or a run of base units as shallow bookshelves? A few centimetres is all that’s needed to display a selection of cookbooks.
Use vertical space by including cupboards or open shelves that reach to the ceiling. A step or library-style rolling ladder, with a fixed rest-on rail, enables easier access to less frequently used items kept on the upper level.
Bespoke Green Smoke and rough-sawn timber kitchen with brass lacquered library ladder and rail, from £55,000, Blakes London.
Useful end piece
A tall open shelf unit attached to an island, peninsular or the end of a run of base cabinets is a straightforward retrofit build for a competent DIYer or joiner. Or specify as part of a new custom-made kitchen.
The value of bespoke
Investing in a custom kitchen enables you to specify made-to-measure furniture as part of the scheme and exploit every centimetre of space, such as with this bench seat with drawers.
Hang ceiling-mounted shelves above an island or a dining table. Commission your bespoke kitchen company to make some that complement the scheme, or try Vaunt Design.