Ever struggled with kitchen storage? No matter the size of your kitchen, storage always seems to be a problem. Sometimes, even the largest kitchens don’t have the storage and functionality you need if they’re poorly designed.
No matter the size of your kitchen, the space should be used to the fullest extent, and that often includes smart choices in storage and organization. Custom cabinetry is one of the easiest ways to maximize your space while making it more beautiful and functional.
5 Ways to Get Organized with Custom Cabinets
Whether you’re building a home or remodeling your existing space, these storage hacks can improve your space and help you get organized.
1. Create the storage you need
Kitchen drawers are made for organization and storage, but store-bought cabinets aren’t designed for your needs. If you’re investing in custom cabinets, think about what you want to store and how you want your cabinets to help you do it.
Consider adding drawer inserts to contain bowls and plates, or creating dedicated cabinets for recycling bins, produce storage, or whatever else you find you need the most in your kitchen.
2. Add toe-kick drawers
In most kitchens, the few inches above the floor is wasted space. In a kitchen that has custom cabinets, that can quickly become storage space.
Toe-kick drawers provide streamlined, low-profile additional space that’s ideal for storing flat items. Ask your custom cabinet builder about these drawers if you’re interested, and then watch as you multiply your storage space.
3. Use overlooked space
If you have a small kitchen, making the most of your space is essential. With this in mind, turn your attention to the sides of your cabinets and the backs of drawers.
Hooks or shelves in these locations can double or even triple your storage space, making your kitchen feel more functional than ever.
4. Add drawers inside cabinets
Installing drawers inside your cabinets serves a few unique purposes.
Not only does it take the average cabinet from an untamed tangle to an orderly storage unit that is designed to store specific items, but it also adds storage space to small kitchens and allows you to make your kitchen more functional.
To install drawers inside cabinets, arrange drawers meant for light items on top, and drawers meant for heavier, bulkier items below.
5. Create lid hangers
If you’re building a custom kitchen with custom cabinets, add lid hangers on the inside of your drawers. This prevents clutter inside of cabinets and ensures your pots, pans, and Tupperware lids are right where you need them, when you need them. No more searching through piles of lids to find the right match (if it exists!).
What you need for your kitchen is personal. Your preferences and requirements are different than your neighbors’, and you deserve the kitchen of your dreams. We like to say that the sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your kitchen space with custom cabinets, so if you have specific ideas, don’t be afraid to mention them to your custom cabinet builder!
Kustom Kabinetry: Your Source for Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Whether you’re looking to update your kitchen or make it more organized, custom kitchen cabinets are a great investment. If you’re ready to make your kitchen the heart of your home, we’re ready to help! Our team of custom cabinet builders can overhaul your existing kitchen space to provide you with a truly unique and customized kitchen experience that you’ll love.
To schedule a free estimate or learn more about custom cabinet design, contact us today! Our custom cabinet company proudly serves those in Perry, NY and the nearby areas.