There really are endless possibilities to make your space more functional than ever before in Kitchen and Bath Design. In fact it is a little like being in a candy store trying to get your control back since you just cannot have it all!
Since storage is always an issue for all of us I want to begin with food storage or pantry cabinets. Sometimes a home has the square footage to dedicate an entire "walk in space " with shelves for everything you can possibly need. It is more likely not the case, so creative thinking helps. The second choice has been Tall floor to ceiling cabinets for years. They work very well and are offered from 84" to 96" high . However, food can get pushed back becoming hard to see in a 24 deep dark cabinet. It is possible to request they be more shallow, however , the best solution is Roll Out Shelves. You will love the convenience of pulling out the shelf to access every item stored on it.
Some even have added door storage with guarded shelves similar to your refrigerator's door shelves.
Do you like the drama of tall columns? How about a beautiful focal point in your kitchen composed of one of the 30 to 36" wide Pots and Pans Drawer.
Picture it framed with two tall Pull Out Pantry Cabinets which range in width from nine to twenty four inches?
A stunning back splash between the Pots and Pan Drawers and a wall cabinet of the same width above is equivalent to jewelry setting off your best outfit! We gals LOVE that! The wall cabinet above could be used as more storage with solid doors. You might get a thrill making it stand out with glass doors revealing a matching stained interior with lighting that displays your favorite dishes and glassware or special mementos.
Let's not forget spices! They really are the "Spice of Life" as we create our favorite meals for family and friends. Pull Out Pantry cabinets are also manufactured as base and wall cabinets. It can be as simple as adding a Drawer Spice Rack internally of one of your base cabinet drawers near your cooking area.
Other excellent choices are a Drawer Knife Holder or Two Tier Wood Cutlery Tray.
The latter has space for knives in the bottom with a second top tray to hold spatulas, wooden spoons, and any other kitchen tools you want.
One of my favorite cabinets, especially in our quaint New England homes are Apothecary Drawer Cabinets. I love them. They seem impractical. However, allowing myself to say yes taught me they are actually very practical. They are typically six inches wide. That width next to the cooking or sink area allows you to store so many necessary items in a very organized way. Each cabinet has five drawers. Mixing and cooking utensils fit perfectly. One of my favorite uses next to the sink is for prescription medications, vitamins, or tea in boxes. It really is so convenient!
Another option for the wine connoisseur are Base, Wall, or Tall wine racks which are available in six inches for single bottles to eighteen inches wide for double or triple bottle storage.
Let your self dream unedited. Take a look at these pictures. Write down your ideas and questions. There are no wrong questions, so come see us and tell us your vision. Next week I am going to take this to an even higher level with one of the most stunning trends utilizing wall and base Pull Out Pantry cabinets combined with a matching wooden hood cabinet over your stove or cooktop! Sheer drama and efficiency all rolled into one!