A Kitchen Designer’s Cabinet Solutions
Who doesn’t want more space, especially at the table? My husband wants to introduce this “one in, one out” rule in our home. However, I’m happy to report that he’s been unable to implement it. If there’s anything I’ve learned as an interior designer, you don’t need to build more cabinets or take out a portion of your appliances to increase storage. Most often, all required is creative thinking and skilled cabinets to use your space the most efficiently.
Look over these cabinet designs from Houzz’s kitchens. Houzz customers, to find out how you can make the most of the space you have.
Jasmin Latona Photography1. Hang it over the ceiling. The U-shaped kitchen is well constructed with lots of counter space and cabinets under the counter. But, there’s limited wall space to place upper cabinets.
A wall? No worries! In this space, shelves are suspended from the ceiling above the counter. They provide extra storage in a creative method. The frames are open instead of installing doors over them, which helps to maintain the empty feeling. Michael Downes UA Creative2. Reach high. If you are limited by space, then go in the opposite direction. In this kitchen, the upper cabinets reach the ceiling, allowing the most of every inch of space. The shelves on the higher levels make the ideal place to store items that are not used often, like holiday platters, cake pans, birthday cakes, and large boxes made of towels.
Keep a small stool to make access to cabinets more convenient. If space permits, put the chair inside an under-counter cabinet or the lower portion of your pantry. Inspire your space. Incorporate a secret drawer. The kitchen cannot contain too many drawers. What better place to put an additional drawer than inside a cabinet? This well-organized cutlery, utensil, and knife drawer makes the most of the space, with two separate drawers behind the front.
One section is ideal for storing utensils, while the other is a place to be used to store cutlery. Another option is to use the second drawer. It can be used to keep a second set of cutlery reserved for special occasions or celebration dinners. Scavolini Kitchen Living, Dining, and Bathroom 4. Take it out. Corner cabinets are usually difficult to access, but they are vital to making the most of all the space. Making a pullout from the wire into the corner cabinet can make it more comfortable to use and also provides the storage of additional items. Pullouts are offered for corner cabinets with L-shaped and straight corner cabinets, sometimes referred to as corner blind cabinets.
The pullout wire shown here is connected at the bottom of the cabinet’s door. The front section is pulled out when the door is opened, pushing the back area inward. This allows you to fit as much in the cabinet as possible while ensuring that everything is easily accessible.
Kitchen Confidential: 13 Ideas for Creative CornersNexus Designs5. Hidden in the back of closed doors. If counter space is limited, finding a space to place everything inside your kitchen is often difficult. This pantry cabinet is clever, has multiple uses, and maximizes the space it takes up.
The counter space hidden behind pocket doors is an excellent storage space for small items like kettles or toasters and a coffee maker. The area also has a frank prep sink. The shelves above are an ideal spot to store canisters for coffee, tea, and cups. The cabinets beneath and above can be used as storage for pantry items for food that has dried out or for storage of glasses, dishes, and containers.6. Install it. This is another illustration of making the most of corners and crannies using well-designed cabinets. This traditional home has an old-fashioned brick fireplace, which is no longer used for its initial function.
The construction of a cabinet that houses ovens and additional storage drawers inside the opening is not just a great utilization of the space in the room. Still, it also creates an impressive visual aspect.
If properly placed, the kitchen island gives counter space for hot roasting pans when they emerge from the oven. This space could also be used as pantry storage. Small Modify Design and Construction7. Use the bulkhead. In this kitchen, you can take the idea of making the most use of every square inch to a new level. A bulkhead is typically placed over kitchen cabinets to hide ugly beams, ducting for the air conditioner and range hood ducting, and plumbing pipes from upstairs. It is sometimes possible to take back a portion of the space and make it a storage space.
These shelves are incorporated in the bulkhead area. They provide more storage space, however, and create an intriguing design element in the kitchen. A library ladder could be risky for children who are around. However, it’s not essential, mainly if there is enough space to keep a step stool or small ladder in your area. Penman Brown’s Interior Design8. Move outside. If space in the kitchen is a bit cramped and already stuffed with the essentials, looking out to find additional storage is often required. Cabinets in a small outdoor kitchen are an intelligent method of creating extra storage space, an area to store the barbecue, and a sink for outdoor use.
Use these cabinets to store everything you require for your barbecue, including cooking dishes, large serving platters tables, outdoor tableware, and cleaning equipment. This frees up valuable storage space in the kitchen and makes barbecues more pleasurable. Wolveridge Architects9. Squeeze at a desk. The tight corners, strangely shaped rooms, alcoves, and nooks can make planning kitchens more challenging. The trick is to think out of the box and figure out which space can be most suitable to serve.