Kitchen Storage Solutions

Kitchen Storage SolutionsKitchens need storage.  They need lots of storage.  They need clever storage.  With so many pots, pans, appliances and general clutter, finding ways to maximize storage in your kitchen is a must for most kitchen renovations.  The experts at Parada Kitchens can help ensure your new kitchen is filled to the brim with hidden storage.  Here are a few of our general suggestions:

Varied Drawer Size

Kitchen equipment is not one size fits all!  If you fill your kitchen with only standard-sized drawers, you’ll find a great number of things that don’t quite have a fit.  By having drawers of different sizes, you can have specialized uses for them – think a small, thin drawer for spices, or a taller drawer for cereal boxes.

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are a great way to add extra storage to a crowded kitchen.  It’s not just an added surface; most of the interior can be used to add those extra cabinets or drawers you’ve been looking for.  It’s a great way to use that extra space in the middle of a kitchen that runs along the walls; L-shaped kitchens are perfect opportunities for kitchen islands.

Use Corners Wisely

Corners can be tricky, but they can also be a great opportunity.  Rather than using standard cabinets in a corner, which ends up with blocked or wasted space, specialized units like carousels or pull-out mechanisms can help you maximize the amount of storage you get out of that 90-degree angle.

Use Your Height

If you’re struggling for storage, cabinets can be extended to reach the ceiling.  While items on the very top aren’t practical for everyday use, it’s a great place to store those items you use only occasionally – special baking tins or other specialized equipment, rarely used appliances, and things of that nature.  Your kitchen exists in three dimensions, use all of it!

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