In this day and age storage space is a premium.
Everyone is constantly looking for extra nooks and crannies that they can turn into a coveted storage space. Which is why when it comes to redesigning your kitchen, maximising storage space is at the forefront of many people’s minds.
There are a number of ways that you can maximise your storage space in your kitchen, whether it’s as part of a redesign or upgrading some elements of your existing kitchen.
In this blog we explore ways that you can increase your storage space, without losing any floor space.
Ways to maximise kitchen storage space
There are a number of ways that you can consolidate your utensils and maximise your storage space in your kitchen.
Some of them are pretty simple and can be added into your kitchen after installation, and some of them should be considered in the planning.
- Clear out and consolidate…
- Plan your cabinet interiors…
- Utilise all the wall space…
- Give everything a designated storage space…
Let’s look into these a little further…
1. Clear out and consolidate your kitchen cupboards…
First things first, do you really need everything that you have in your kitchen cupboards?
The answer to this question might be yes.
However, if it’s not, then the first step is to ‘edit’ everything you have. Get rid of (or donate) anything that you don’t use, need or want anymore.
Got that extra casserole dish for your wedding 15 years ago that you’ve never used? Toss it (or give it to a friend that will use it).
This will instantly create more space in your cupboards without really needing to do much.
In addition you can decant bulk items down into reusable storage jars. Not only will this create more space, but it will make your ingredients easy to see so you know when it’s time to refill.
2. Plan your cabinet interiors…
You might be preoccupied thinking about how your kitchen cabinets will look. However, it’s time to think about what’s on the inside.
The real aim is to maximise your storage opportunities while making your life as easy as possible.
You might think that the interior design options in a cabinet are pretty limited however, there is now an encyclopedia worth of options to discover. Spice drawers, recycling, waste removal, pull outs, towel racks, tray storage, carousels and lots more to consider.
Think about what you have, what you need and what you use most often, and plan your kitchen storage around it.
These interiors don’t have to be installed. They could be added in after the fact if you are not in the process of redesigning. You could add dividers for lids and chopping boards, hooks for mugs, risers to add more shelf space or add shelving in the cabinet doors.
You can browse a selection of our kitchen cabinets and interiors here.
3. Utilise all the wall space….
It’s not just about filling up all the space below the worktop. You’ve (usually) got four walls… and you should use them.
Whether it’s shelves, storage hooks, pot racks or just some extra cabinets, you can use the space all the way up the walls to maximise your storage, without having to lose any floor space.
4. Give everything a designated space…
Are you just throwing things in a cupboard?
If things don’t have a designated space then it’s likely to get to either not get put away, or put away clumsily which will make things look cluttered more quickly.
So, try and make sure that everything has its place. Clever storage hacks and well designed cabinets and space will ensure that you have a place for everything, which is why it’s so important to think about this during the design stage.
Ready to install your new kitchen?
Space is a premium. And a kitchen is one of the busiest rooms, with loads to store.
You want to ensure that there is enough room to store everything, and most importantly gain easy access to it when you need it.
There are loads of ways to increase storage, and this is something that you should talk about during the design phase to ensure that we can include everything that you need.
If you are thinking of installing a kitchen, then get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help.