If you’re remodeling or building a new kitchen, I’m sure you’ve been thinking about what you ultimately want the space to be. Lets face it, the kitchen is the center of the home. Do you want dark cabinets or light painted ones? Granite or Quartz for your countertop? There are so many decisions to make when it comes to the look of your kitchen, but have you thought about how your kitchen will be organized? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place for everything…and everything in its place?
Start by talking to your professional kitchen designer about what your options are. Ask them what items they typically put into every kitchen. A waste-bin pullout? A pantry cabinet? An under-sink organizer? What about a corner solution? Where will your spices go? Pots and pans storage?
Next, do your homework. Check out all of the options for interior storage solutions and bring your ideas to your kitchen designer. Designers will often send you to their favorite websites to see all of the latest and greatest products.
Now think about the things you use every day in your kitchen. Do you need a cabinet for the kids’ snacks? Where will the oil, vinegar and daily cooking ingredients go? How many cabinets are you storing dry food in right now? We did a survey and the average consumer is storing dry food in 5 cabinets. Why not ask for a pantry cabinet to get everything in one place?
Finally, print out those ideas and ask your kitchen designer to build them into your kitchen. We only replace our kitchens every 12-15 years, wouldn’t it be nice to have a fully organized and functional kitchen along with a beautiful space?