The Most Popular Kitchen Organization Tools
One of the most frequent regrets among homeowners in the Upper Valley who renovated their kitchens in the past several years is not paying more attention to organizational tools and storage needs. We almost always propose to homeowners in the Upper Valley a storage plan that addresses how often they cook, entertain and hold family gatherings.
An almost endless array of options is available to store cookware, food, utensils, countertop appliances (blenders, mixers, etc.), recycling containers, and so on. The most popular organization tools among homeowners in the Upper Valley include the following:
Roll-out shelves that are specified for lower cabinets. When pulled out, homeowners in the Upper Valley can see the entire contents of the shelf, making it easy to find what they need.
Drawer pegboard systems with adjustable screw-in dowels are mostly used to store plates.
Baskets and storage containers are often used for food storage.
Drawer dividers that are customizable to effectively store utensils that are not uniformly sized.
Pan organizers eliminate the need to stack pans and make them easily accessible.
Cabinet risers are flat (often metal) surfaces with four legs that serve as a freestanding ledge to store bowls, ramekins, plates, and other serving pieces. Risers turn open spaces into custom storage solutions.
Lazy Susans installed in corner cabinets not only create additional storage but also help homeowners in the Upper Valley easily access and organize kitchen supplies. Some lazy Susans include shelves that swing out with drawer modules for easy pull-out. Tiered lazy Susans require more vertical space and improve access to out-of-reach items.
Vertical storage cabinets can often make use of small spaces that might otherwise go unused, such as spaces next to the range or kitchen sink. Vertical storage is also appropriate for cutlery. It’s not difficult to divide a drawer into small deep individual compartments for knives, forks, teaspoons, soup spoons, and salad forks.
We often create drawers within drawers to maximize space in deep drawers. A top layer may be used for cutlery, below is a second drawer for dishes, and below that is another drawer for pots and pans. These drawers within drawers slide individually with the top drawer designed to house items used most often.
Many existing kitchens include mixers, blenders, food processors, coffee pots, et. al. sitting on the counter because there is insufficient cabinet space. We help homeowners (in name of service territory) develop storage plans for countertop appliances to help assure clutterless countertops that produce a clean look.
If you would like assistance in creating a clutter-free, well-organized kitchen, call us at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit our showroom at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH.