Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize your kitchen in its current state. Are the countertops clear of clutter? Is the “junk drawer” overflowing and taking over the island?
Most of us have great intentions when it comes to keeping the kitchen clean and tidy, but if your home is limited in counter space and square footage, you sometimes need to get really creative when it comes to finding clever ways to store your kitchen essentials.
That’s why we love this feature kitchen from KitchenCraft Cabinetry. Not only is their new colour collection so on point with current trends, but their unique cupboard storage solutions could be the poster child for “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
Check out these 8 creative storage solutions that will help you clear the clutter and optimize your kitchen space.
Kitchen Cupboard Refresh
What’s not to love about KitchenCraft’s latest colour collection?! While the slight grey undertones are still popular, these nature-inspired tones of deep blue-greens, soft blues and organic creams bring a touch of the outdoors in.
In this feature look, the lower cabinets are KitchenCraft’s Preston shaker door style in the Starless satin finish; and the upper cabinets are the Henley shaker door style in a textured driftwood finish.
And what about that beautiful artisan wood hood? It’s sleek bell shape really adds an elegant statement piece to this kitchen.
Now that you’re dreaming whimsically about the colours and textures of your kitchen, let’s talk about storage. These unexpected solutions are tucked away, literally, out of site… but their function just adds to the overall design of a kitchen space.
Avoid stacking cans or precariously balancing jars in your cupboard. This base pull-out pantry cabinet lets you store your non-perishables in a three-tiered sleek chrome interior so that items are at your fingertips with a deft pull of the decorative hardware.
Storage Solution #2
One popular trend is the use of floating shelves to open up a space, especially around kitchen windows to allow in more natural light; however, where does one store all their plateware and bowls?
This pegged dish organizer keeps everything in its place and tucked neatly into the base cabinets. Featuring a 5/8” thick plywood board bottom with stainless steel pegs, your dishware is just a pull away.
Storage Solution #3
Corner cupboards are great storage, especially for larger items like pots and pans; however, they’re also often so deep that it makes digging out these items somewhat cumbersome.
This magic corner cabinet helps you avoid kneeling and digging. Pull open the cupboard door to easily access items. Plus, it’s soft-close operation keeps things nice and quiet.
This has to be one of our most favourite features! What a creative use of an often overlooked space. Make the most of every storage inch in your kitchen with this tilt-out tray. It’s flip front hides plastic trays until needed.
Keep clutter off the counter, including pots of cooking utensils and knife blocks. This base knife holder pull-out cabinet is filled with flexible rods, and the stainless self-healing knife storage bin keeps cutlery in place (… plus it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleaning!).
This storage solution really needs 6a and 6b sections. With just 6” of space required, these base pull-out towel rack or tray dividers really make use of every inch of your kitchen.
These hidden gems are unexpected storage for towels and small containers (or skillfully tuck away baking sheets and other flat bakeware).
Tuck your kitchen waste and recyclables neatly away under your cupboard with this double waste bin pull-out cupboard. It fully extends for ease of removal, and the storage compartment at the back keeps garbage bags close at hand.
We’ve saved the best for last, and we think all you bakers out there will agree… the ingenuity of this cupboard design is inspiring!
No clutter. No bending. Save counter space and your back with this pop-up, in-cabinet mixer storage shelf. When needed, simply pull out the shelf to counter level; when finished, just tuck it away.
Believe it or not, these creative storage solutions are only the tip of the iceberg. KitchenCraft offers even more options to suit all of your kitchen organization needs, including a pull-out wine rack, spice drawers, and lazy susan cupboards!
Create This Look
Love this look? If you’re feeling inspired, our professional and experienced Kitchen Experts are here to help you design and plan a kitchen space that meets your needs and budget. Be sure to check out our in house kitchen displays for more inspiration.
Request your free consultation with a Kitchen Renovation Specialist today.