Tips to Maximize Your Cabinet Space

Whether you’re trying to make the most of a small kitchen, or you have more cooking utensils than you do space, there are a variety of creative ways to maximize kitchen cabinetry.

Add Convenience Features:

  • From pullout drawers
  • Built-in wine racks
  • Drawer organizers
  • Vertical tray holders, you can easily draw clever storage solutions into plans when designing your kitchen, or include them in a remodel years later.
  • Multiple-shelf Pull Outs, Great for those blind corners cabinets
  • Roll Outs for Pots and Pans. Use full-extension drawer slides rated to support at least 100 pounds.
  • Serving Platter and Cookie Trays. Long, wide slots are a perfect fit for otherwise unwieldy serving platters. The platters are easier to handle when stored in a tall, narrow pullout on the peninsula, as opposed to stacked on a high shelf. In this kitchen, dishwasher proximity is a plus.

Going to the Ceiling: A lot of space can be wasted between the tops of cabinets and the ceiling, especially if you don’t know how, or don’t want to, decorate the area. On top of all that, it’s difficult to clean. Instead, extend your cabinets all the way to the ceiling and gain a few feet in shelving height.

Hanging Items:

  • Hang Items Inside Cabinet Doors – Free up drawer space by hanging small kitchen utensils on the inside of cabinet doors. Identify gaps in shelves, then use small adhesive hangers that won’t damage your cabinet door to store lightweight items.
  • Hang things on the open side of a cabinet .If you have a cabinet that doesn’t butt up against a wall on both sides, go ahead and utilize the open side. Use it to mount shelves or hang smaller items, like cutting boards, magnetic strips, or a spice rack.

Using your Drawers:

  • If you reserve the walls of your kitchen for windows or artwork, you may decide to store dishes in drawers. Sturdy wooden pegs, secured into holes in the base piece, keep dishes from knocking against each other every time you open or close the drawer.
  •  If you have drawers that are custom sizes, look for adjustable silverware organizers. The type shown here has parts that slide together. You also can find drawer dividers made of plastic and cut them to size with scissors.
  •  Piggybacking two drawers in the space of one allows you to keep different sets of silverware in one section and meal-preparation tools in the other. In the double drawer shown here, the top section slides on runners mounted inside the bottom drawer.

Other Ideas: Use tension rods to make storage space more organized. Small tension rods are useful organizational tools in the kitchen. Use them in an under-the-sink cabinet to hang cleaning supplies and towels, or arrange a few of them vertically to keep baking sheets, cooling racks, and cutting boards organized

Want to learn more or see more space saving ideas? Stop by one of our showrooms and see all on display. Bessemer just minutes from Ross Bridge, Homewood next to O’Carr’s and in Tuscaloosa inside Cabiness Paint. Now serving North Alabama!

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