A good kitchen is built with the help of a solid design. For best results, you need to have a design plan that facilitates maximum use of kitchen storage space. While building a new kitchen or renovating an old one, it is possible to create more space for storage by implementing a few easy changes and avoiding some simple errors.
How to Make the Most of Kitchen Units
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for creating more storage space in a kitchen:
1. Opt for a clean design – The best of kitchens follow a clean and simple design plan, one which prioritises the right placement of the sink, the cooker and the refrigerator among other elements. Make sure that these three are easily accessible and not very far from each other. As you will notice, all kitchen units follow this cardinal rule of kitchen design.
2. Find innovative ways to create storage space – If you look around your kitchen closely, you will be surprised to see the amount of unused storage space. For instance, kitchen islands and breakfast bars have become common features in modern day kitchens. If you plan to buy one of these, make sure that they have multiple drawers or sliders or open cabinets. These can be used to keep breakfast cereal, condiments, sauces etc. Similarly, utilise the space above your refrigerator by installing a small cabinet. Since this won’t be very accessible, you can use it to store things that are rarely used in the kitchen.
3. Make use of horizontal cabinets – Often enough, horizontal space goes largely unused in kitchens. If there is a gap between the highest cabinet and the ceiling of your kitchen, you can include a horizontal cabinet in the kitchen unit. These are great for storing cups, coffee mugs, glasses etc.
4. Maximise kitchen worktop space – In an average kitchen, the maximum amount of work is done on the kitchen worktop, right from chopping vegetables to using a food processor. Therefore, every effort should be made to maximise this worktop space. This can be done by installing inbuilt cabinets for appliances like food processors, sandwich makers, juicers etc. You can find several kitchen units which have internal cabinets for all prominent kitchen appliances. Besides saving worktop space, this will also keep your appliances clean and safe.
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