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6 storage solutions that every kitchen needs

6 storage solutions that every kitchen needs

There's always new gadgets coming onto the market for the kitchen.  I find it hard to keep up with it all, and I'm in the business dealing with it every day!  So, for someone who doesn't design kitchens for a living, it must be a challenge.  

You know what?  I've got your back.

I'm showing you the most vital cabinetry hardware accessories you should have in your kitchen.  These will be the solution to a majority of your pet peeves when it comes to storage.


1. pull out bin and recycling

This is a no-brainer.  The bin pulls out underneath a counter where you're doing food prep. You can easily scrape rubbish in and also have a couple of different compartments for recycling.  Less mess, and no ugly bin sitting on your floor.

2. bottle and spice racks  

When you need to quickly grab the salt, pepper and what ever takes your fancy to spice up your creation, you want it to be right at your fingertips.  Also you need to put all the little containers and bottles back quickly so it makes cleaning up less tedious.  Put one of these in, you will thank me for it later.

3. appliance cupboard

We don't all have the luxury of having a walk in pantry where all our small appliances can live.  We all don't necessarily want to keep them out but it would be nice to keep them plugged in.  

A great solution is to have your cupboards extend over your benchtop to keep them hidden when not in use.  You could keep some task specific items in there too.  Such as for coffee and tea making, or create a breakfast zone.  So handy!  There are several cabinet door mechanisms to choose from.  But please don't go for a roller shutter, they are so noughties!

4. crockery & Pot drawers

Drawers are more expensive than cupboards but they are way worth it.  Especially if you upgrade them to 'soft close'.  Surprisingly the crockery doesn't slide around too much but you can use compartments if you wish.

5. utensil and cutlery drawers

My advice it to put in as many drawers as you can.  Simple.  Having organised drawers is a great feeling.

6. the pantry

The best pantries are the ones where you can stand there and run your eyes over everything at once.  How else are you going to figure out what to make for dinner?  Oh, and don't use a tall all-in-one pull out unit.  I've only heard complaints about them

At minimum, these are the things that I address in every new kitchen design.  Often they require a gadget or special hardware to do the job well.  However, if space or budget doesn't allow, I will work with you to come up with the best solution.

If you want to know some more information or you have a particular storage problem you need help with, please get in touch.  I'm happy to help.

Everything we love about walk in pantries

Everything we love about walk in pantries

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