In a world where space is at a premium (especially kitchen space), creating enough storage for your needs can be an uphill battle. So the question is what to do when your tightly cramped kitchen requires more space? The answer is simple; you need to incorporate intelligent storage concepts into your kitchen.
Firstly, cabinets with a glass front will let you keep your table & glass ware visible, whilst providing a certain degree of protection for them. Having glass fronts will enable you to easily see what exactly is in which cabinet without having to search through them – a practical use as well as being aesthetically pleasing!
Incorporating cabinets into a central island unit will allow you more space in which to put things away, leaving the work surfaces clear to enable you to cook and entertain guests without having to worry about the clutter. For even further storage you could consider deep wooden shelving units running parallel to the length of your work surfaces- these would be ideal for storing cookbooks, pasta, spices and other essentials.
Integrate removable trays into your cutlery drawers in order to make them more user friendly- they can be removed and taken to the sink for replacing clean cutlery, or taken to the table so places can be set with ease.
One last suggestion for freeing up valuable cupboard space is to install an underground wine cellar. This doesn’t have to be outlandishly huge, but a space underneath your kitchen floor purely dedicated to storing your wine collection can mean a lot more storage space above ground for the rest of your kitchen essentials.
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