Most homeowners spend a great deal of time making sure the look of their kitchen is just right. But equally as important is smart storage to keep your kitchen clean, organized, and functional. Consider adding these four storage must-haves to your kitchen design
Trash Basket & Recycling
It’s inevitable that if you are going to use your kitchen, you are going to create waste. As a result, you will need trash and recycling cans. But having your trash can out in your kitchen can create many hazards. Trash cans, which can be both smelly and unattractive, break the flow of a clean design.
Additionally, if you have pets or children, chances are someone will rummage through the bins when your back is turned. Reduce these risks by placing your bins in a cabinet. Often located near the sink and prep areas, the pull-out trash cabinets put your messes out of sight.
Cutlery & Utensil Dividers
Further reduce the clutter in your kitchen by taking advantage of cutlery and utensil dividers. Flatware and most utensils are best stored in drawers with dividers to separate and organize items.
Consider locating your flatware drawers near your dishes as part of your everyday use and your dishwasher for speedy clean-up. Keep utensils located next to cooking and prep areas. A smart solution for smaller kitchens is to use a two-tier drawer to increase storage capacity.
Stuck on where to store your useful but awkward sheet trays, cutting boards and cooling racks? A divider gives you easy access and visibility.
At CliqStudios we have a number of options for efficient tray storage in your kitchen design. Whether stored in your base cabinets or above your refrigerator or wall oven, tray dividers add value to underutilized kitchen areas.
Tired of reaching blindly into the back of your cabinets hoping to locate the item you need? Do you find yourself pulling out every pot on the shelf trying to find the correct one? Roll-out trays in base cabinets are a must-have solution to increase efficiency and visibility in your kitchen design.
Choose between one or two trays for your base cabinets including glides. Glides remove the need to constantly shift you items to find what you need.
A kitchen that works for you improves your cooking experience and creates a safe retreat. Make smart choices with your kitchen storage and you will in turn boost your kitchen design [Where do I get the best design ideas?].
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