It is always a big challenge to come up with a kitchen storage idea that enhances efficiency, avoids clutter, keeps everything in order and gives great visual appeal. With so many foods and supplies (like canned goods, blenders, toasters, company china and pots and pans), even professional kitchen designers have to brainstorm a lot to find a perfect storage solution in kitchens. Following is a brief rundown on some of the best ideas for kitchen storage.
Kitchen Storage Tips
Use Half Depth Units
There is a long list of things that you use almost all the time whenever you are cooking in the kitchen, such as cookware, tins of food, spices and others. You can increase your efficiency and keep things clutter-free by storing all those things in floor-to-ceiling half-depth units. This way, you will never be tempted to keep things hidden behind other things because half-depth units do not provide enough space for that. It means you can keep these storage units quite neat and clean without any additional effort.
Use Storage As A Room Divider
If you have a big kitchen with dining area, you can consider using tall and sturdy, free-standing shelves as a room divider. In these shelves, you can keep cookware and other things that are often needed for the table. Also, since it divides space, it makes things look cleaner and in order.
Use Open Shelving
The best thing about using opening shelving is that it makes your kitchen feel relaxed and very practical. Everything is just at a hand’s stretch away. Thus, this type of storage also increases efficiency and saves time. But, in order to keep such storage spaces look clean and fairly neat, you must show some creativity on what to display and what not to display in open shelves. For example, there are certain things that do not bear showing off, such as pans and pots. So, you can consider putting doors on some sections to keep such items.
Use Pan Lid Housing
Pan lids are important items for cooking. Those, who keep them in cupboards or in pull out drawers without any specific storage plan, often face big difficulties in finding the right lid when they need it. Some lids (usually the most appropriate ones) find it very easy to hide themselves in the clutter inside the cupboard. A great way to clear up this clutter and to store everything in order is to use a pan lid housing section. You can use these housing sections within the cupboard or pull out drawers.
Use Mini Shelves In Cupboards
You can make your kitchen cupboards more relaxed and practical by using mini shelves inside it. The interiors of kitchen cupboards are often not designed in the most efficient way. In most cases, the upper half space of the cupboard is wasted. You can utilize that space, store more items and also make your cupboard interior look visually appealing by using vertical mini shelves inside it.
Last, but not the least, a recycle bin is also undoubtedly an essential storage item in kitchen. This is the part of kitchen storage that is often ignored. A well designed kitchen will look a piece of rubbish if there are piles of bottles and tins placed in one corner. Therefore, it is very important for you to plan for recycle bins as well. Instead of placing these bins in the corner, you can consider placing them in a large lower drawer in one part of the kitchen.