Kitchen Storage Solutions

We have certainly moved on from the days when storage in the kitchen consisted of nothing more than rows of uninspiring cabinets, with the contents often difficult to see or access.

The approach to storage solutions generally falls into two areas.Making the maximum use of the available space, and optimizing the access to that space, but they don’t necessarily go hand in hand.

Take, for example, a standard 1000mm corner cabinet complete with internal shelf. The maximum use of the space would be achieved by just using the cabinet as delivered. However, trying to retrieve a pot or pan right from the back may mean removing half the contents-very frustrating.

 Kitchen Storage Solution Examples:

A common solution would be to install a Magic Corner mechanism. This enables easy and clear access to all those pots and pans, and helps keep order in a difficult corner. The downside is you won’t achieve the same volume of storage.

Another example is the use of internal drawers, or choosing from the wide range of pull out wire work systems which now include tall Silo systems that can be fitted to any cabinet size from 300mm to 600mm.
Wire work systems, in particular, are a useful tool for storing small pots and pans, tinned goods and other small items that can easily get lost in a larger cabinet, and again, help maintain order in the kitchen.

 Recommended Storage Solutions

One of our favourite options is to include some form of larder unit in the design. These units can range in size from 500mm to 1200mm with the added advantage that if we keep the cabinet depth shallow, everything is easy to see and gain access to. Add some small door racks, and you have the benefit of quick and easy access when you need it.

Whilst tackling about internal cabinet features, we should not overlook the inclusion of a re-cycling facility. The last thing you want to see in your new kitchen is the rubbish bin, and with the pressure on all of us to re-cycle as much as possible including a waste management system is an important consideration.

In order to produce a successful design that will provide many years of pleasure, these considerations should certainly be a major part of the design brief

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