We know we needed to get back on the blogging bandwagon, so to start it off right – we have a guest blogger today from modernize.com.!!! Enjoy 🙂 – Team PPKD
Whether your kitchen is cramped or spacious, efficient use of your storage space is the key to an organized kitchen. You probably know about spice racks and knife blocks, so here are a few innovative ideas that you may not have seen to help you make the most of your kitchen space.
When retrieving a particular pan, isn’t it annoying having to sift through a stack of other items because the one you need is inevitably at the bottom? This ingenious idea eliminates that problem, and you don’t even need to remodel your kitchen to achieve it. With the use of vertical sections, almost any cabinet can be transformed into this organized hub.
To achieve this design, permanent fixtures are available that screw into the top and bottom of your cabinet, or you can purchase tension rods that will do the job just as well while giving you the ability to make adjustments as your storage needs change. Along with a host of other items, it is perfect for cookie sheets, muffin tins, cooling racks and cutting boards.
While you may be able to find a ready-made setup at your local hardware store, you can create this design yourself with a wall-mounted paper towel holder and S-hooks. For skillets, pots, cups and more, this storage solution is perfect for items that need to be easily accessible. As shown in the picture, you can store lids on top of the bars to save even more space.
If you don’t have an empty wall large enough to hang pots and pans, you can construct a smaller arrangement to store items like measuring spoons, spatulas, whisks and more. As a fun added bonus, you can create a chalkboard backdrop to label items or write messages, reminders and to-do lists.
In many kitchens, there is at least one cabinet that is not being used to its full potential because it is simply too hard to access. As an easy fix to this problem, slide-out shelves make your cabinet’s contents easier to reach. Fortunately, these shelves come in all shapes and sizes to fit any cabinet style. Also, they are an excellent way to organize pantries and any other areas that you want to optimize.
You’ve probably seen a corner cabinet, but have you ever heard of a corner drawer? It’s easy to see how such cabinets make excellent use of those awkward spaces in most kitchens, but corner drawers take that efficiency a step further by utilizing vertical space.
Instead of one large cabinet, you can use several drawers to turn once shunned areas into the kitchen’s most valuable assets. If you install drawers with varying depths, you can accommodate large mixing bowls as well as small utensils.
For more design ideas and inspiration, head to Modernize.com.
When designing a kitchen or any space, the hardest part is to envision the end result. There are so many finish options, door styles and layouts – it’s almost impossible to feel confident you are making the right decision. Two immediate things that come to my mind to assist in that process are:
#1 – a great designer (of course!) and #2 – amazing 3-D renderings!
At Picture Perfect Kitchen Designs, we utilize software that helps the client to envision that immediately. 20/20 Design Technologies is one of the leading technologies in the kitchen design world and we have been utilizing it for over 10 years to create dream 3-D renderings. It really allows us to create a similar picture of what your space will look like when it’s complete.
Here you can see a sample of an initial rendering:
This particular kitchen underwent major layout changes, so this was incredibly helpful to the homeowners in understanding where our vision for their space was headed. When investing your time (and money!) these renderings can be priceless in the pursuit of the perfect kitchen layout. Don’t settle for anything less than the best!