Posted on February 14, 2019
The kitchen is one of the best parts of the home - but it can also turn into a nightmare if not maintained properly. Having an older kitchen can be detrimental not only to your family’s health and well-being, but also to the overall aesthetic of your home. The good news is that remodeling your kitchen can be done in any season, and is the perfect cold-weather project. As the new trends for 2019 are pointing to a more streamlined and modern look, ensuring storage solutions are a part of your kitchen remodeling plan is essential to create the perfect look.
Whether you are looking to make the most out of a smaller kitchen space, or are just looking to enhance your kitchen’s design, there are a few unique storage ideas you should consider implementing in your Arlington home.
One of the best ways to create more space in your kitchen, is to play with the types of shelves that you will install. While it may seem like cabinets would be the ideal storage solution, in actuality, they take up a lot of space, from the doors and hinges to the brackets needed to ensure they don’t fall off the wall. Shelves, on the other hand, require very little space for installation, meaning you can fit more in a smaller space.
And there are quite a few different kinds of shelves that can be installed. Floating shelves will give you that more modern look while also creating more storage opportunities. Additionally, a new trend is to install glass shelves against your kitchen’s backsplash. Finally, free-standing shelving units, like an etagère, are great storage spaces that do not take up much space, either physically or visually.
Having drawers and cabinets that pull out are another great way to utilize greater storage locations while simultaneously maintaining a smaller footprint. Installing a thin pull-out cabinet by your stove is a great way to store your spices. Furthermore, if your kitchen doesn’t have the space for a full pantry, you can always install pull-out cabinets to store your dry goods as well.
But pull-out items don’t have to be relegated to just cabinets. Another unique way to conserve space in your home is to install swinging stools underneath your kitchen’s island. These stools allow you to create more seating, but can be easily moved out of the way if more walking space is needed. You can also add a pull-out cutting board to one of your counters, a great way to have an essential kitchen product easily accessible, but out of the way when not in use.
Finally, don’t be afraid to use the space above for storage needs. Even if your home doesn’t have higher-than-usual ceilings, there is still usually a lot of wasted space at the top of your kitchen or cabinets. One way you can use this space for more storage is to install a shelf above your kitchen window, for storage of pots and pans, or decorative items like plants. You can also extend your cabinets all the way to the ceiling, but store your items strategically. Those pots or serving dishes that you only use for special occasions can live further away than those items you reach for every day.
If you are ready to get started on your kitchen remodeling project, we would be more than happy to speak with you. Our design team is standing by to implement these storage ideas - and more - while creating the kitchen of your dreams. For a free quote or further information, do not hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (703) 828-7414 today!