Decor Aid’s Guide to Kitchen OrganizationDesign Guides
A stunning kitchen remodel still won’t look good with haphazard kitchen cabinets and ingredients spilling all over the counter. And if you live in an apartment, then kitchen organization is of the utmost importance. To make the most of your kitchen remodel, make sure that your kitchen is properly organized. Our senior designers have these tips for improved kitchen organization.
Risers and Shelves
If you find yourself short on cabinet space, then consider installing risers. Not only will it be easier to pull out dishes, pots and pans, but it’ll also help you make the most of precious storage space.
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Not everything in your kitchen needs to be kept behind closed doors. Exquisite glassware and other kitchen goods deserve to be in the spotlight. To keep your countertops meticulous and organized, place trays, baskets and bowls throughout the kitchen. In this San Francisco luxury condo, we placed a cocktail tray on the marble island, for a convenient and mobile storage solution.
One of our favorite kitchen organization trends is cork boards. Not only do they look great in a rustic, chic space, but they’re also a flexible and practical storage solution. If you’re looking for a fun weekend DIY project, put some cork board on the back of your cabinets, so you can hang up measuring cups and other knick knacks.
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Every Nook, Every Cranny
To get the most out of your space, make sure that you use every available nook and cranny. In this rustic, chic Hoboken apartment, we placed a set of numbered wood crates on top of the cabinets. It’s perfect for stowing away dearly loved appliances that rarely get used, like crockpots and deep fryers.
Chances are you aren’t using your cabinets to their fullest potential. Make those hard-to-reach spaces a bit more accessible with some pull-out cabinets.
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Open and Closed Storage
When organizing your kitchen, try to strike a balance between open and closed storage solutions. Handcrafted and one-of-a kind pieces deserve to be put on display, even when they aren’t in use. But closed storage is important too. Sometimes it’s best if your great-aunt’s crockpot is kept out of sight.
Even the most ardent minimalists have a junk drawer somewhere in their house. If you want to make the most of your drawers, then consider a set of drawer dividers. We’re partial to this expandable bamboo tray from Crate & Barrel. It’s designed for flatware, but is perfect for junk drawers everywhere.
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Whether you need to expand your kitchen island, or if you just want space to make yourself a drink, a rolling cart can be a great addition to your kitchen. In this chic, rustic loft overlooking Union Square, we sourced a reclaimed wood bar cart, which can easily be rolled out for entertaining.