Whether you have a small kitchen, are losing a wall to open up more space or just have a lot of “stuff”, having the proper kitchen storage is a concern in every kitchen. Here are 6 ideas to consider that can help maximize your kitchen storage space:

 

  • Choose Frameless cabinets – offers more space and functionality than traditional framed cabinets So what should be taken into consideration when you are designing a kitchen with kids. Here are 4 smart kitchen design ideas to accommodate kids in the kitchen:

  • Cabinets to the ceiling – if they don’t already, add storage by going to 42” high wall cabinets

  • Pull out storage – 6” is all you need to add pull out storage like a spice racks, pocket doors or other style pull out

  • Add an island – even a small island will add additional storage and work space that was not there before

  • Put on your drawers – offers more storage space than roll out trays (and more accessory options too!)

  • Accessorize your cabinets - more organization options than ever to clear off your countertops and stow away more

With so many options available, a good designer can be creative in coming up with solutions to help maximize both the kitchen storage and efficiency of your kitchen. Ask questions and do your research to make sure your kitchen will handle everything you have in “store” for it.

This article was developed using content from the article “Where Every Inch Counts” by Kim Berndtson (Kitchen & Bath Design News May 2013).