One of the biggest kitchen frustrations Naples homeowners face is an inadequate amount of storage. That’s why one of the most common requests we receive when helping clients with a kitchen remodeling project is: “Give me more room in my kitchen!”
Sometimes the solution is to rework the space in the kitchen so that there is simply more square footage available—and devote some of that space to additional storage. Sometimes, however, there are structural impediments that make expanding the physical footprint of the kitchen impossible.
Even when it is possible to add some space, the key is not necessarily having more space—it’s making effective use of the space that’s available. Simply having larger (or more) cabinets doesn’t help all that much if you can’t get to the things you need because they are stuck at the back of the cabinet. Here are few ways to get around some of those storage problems.
A pullout shelf system can transform your kitchen cabinets and shelves into storage space that’s truly useable and accessible. Instead of trying to reach something at the back of a cabinet, you can simply pull out the shelves so that you can clearly see and reach stored items such as dishes, and pots and pans.
Another storage conundrum is what to do with all of your kitchen utensils. You can either load your kitchen drawers with them—and then dig around in the drawers to find the utensil you want—or you can take up valuable countertop space with bins to hold egg whisks and spatulas and the like. You might want to consider pullout organizers designed to store these kind of utensils in a way that makes them easy to access. It’s a much more refined way to organize your unwieldy utensils—and leave your countertops uncluttered.
Nobody wants their guests to have to look at their kitchen waste or recycle bins. So how can you keep them out of sight—but easy to use? Think about installing a slide-out, tandem waste cabinet where the bins are stacked onebehind the other and remain hidden until you pull them out to make a “deposit.”
We can help you design a kitchen that not only looks better, but helps you store the things you use in a way that makes it easier to see what you need—andto get at those items conveniently. The right solution for you may not be more space, but better, more efficient use of the space that’s available to you.