Planning and designing a new kitchen can often seem like a daunting task. Storage is an integral part, yet in a kitchen that hasn’t yet been created, it can hard to know what will work best for you. However, with our help you’ll have a space that is ergonomically satisfying as well as stunning in appearance. It’s very difficult to say how much storage an average homeowner needs, but creating an inventory of kitchen items can help determine how much and what type of storage you’ll need. As well as carefully handpicking suppliers of storage, we make many ourselves, including internal storage solutions: cutlery dividers; utensil dividers; knife blocks within drawers; drawer inserts for spice jar storage; peg boards for plates – to name but a few. Therefore we have some authoritative insights into a myriad of different storage solutions and how they can work for you. Here are a few choice storage ideas that you may not have considered, but add some of the most beneficial solutions:
The typical home now has lots of gadgets, and the worktop is often the place people choose to keep items like toasters, food processors, microwaves and food grills, all of which eat into overall usable work space. In order to keep surfaces clutter free, an ‘appliance garage’ works well, hiding all of the necessary appliances away yet ensuring they are easily accessible and ready for use when needed.
Hidden internal drawers provide easily-accessible storage, removing the need to lean right into a cupboard to reach items at the back. These are often best used for food storage. In addition, drawer space can be maximised using specialised cutlery, utensil and spice inserts which help store items in an organised and accessible manner. For example, we quite often place peg board inserts in deeper drawers located near to the dishwasher for crockery storage. These can be adjusted to suit any size or shape plate, which is an added bonus.
Cupboards often take up the majority of space in a kitchen so they definitely warrant special consideration – what looks pretty may not actually be practical or work well with the overall kitchen.
Larders also provide a flexible form of storage, and are great for housing any awkward or unusual shaped items. In particular they can work well when teamed with wooden vegetable crates, pull-out wirework baskets, internal dovetailed drawers or even bottle rack/back of door storage for bottles and oils.
Accessories are often overlooked but can quickly add up and take up precious real estate in your kitchen; things like lap trays and chopping blocks. We have designed an innovative way of integrating these into the kitchen design which saves a lot of space, and looks stunning as well.