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Storage Solutions to Consider During a Kitchen Remodel

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Are you finally in the midst of that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of? In addition to selecting countertops, cabinets and flooring, there is so much more to think about. Custom storage, for example, can be quite easily forgotten when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. Fortunately, we have plenty of unique options and an expert staff who can help you along the way.

Think high:
It’s easy to look at your kitchen and see the whole space through tunnel-vision. You may only see what exists there now. Instead, try to focus on what could easily go unnoticed such as all the available space that exists up high. Consider ceiling-height cabinets throughout the room, including above the refrigerator.  Take advantage of these options to store kitchenware that isn’t used every day. For example, ceiling-height cabinets are the perfect home for baking dishes, cookie sheets, canisters, holiday cookbooks, etc. These items are out of the way, but easily accessible when you need them.

Think low:
Now that you have considered storage space up high, it’s time to think about space down low. Don’t recreate the wheel by trying to design something dysfunctional. Instead, make existing storage features more practical. Toe-kick drawers, for example, are a great custom storage solution for your kitchen. Since the drawers already sit off the floor, making them kickable will prevent another set of hands. So, when you’re knee-deep in preparing that big family dinner, you don’t need to worry about clean hands on a cabinet…just give that drawer a simple toe tap.

Hang on:
A unique storage option, not seen very often, is pegboards. Pegboards will create a hanging storage feature that is distinct to your home. They are often seen in garages and used to hold tools, but in an effort to customize your kitchen space unlike others, pegboards will serve as a stylish place to hang and showcase your favorite coffee mugs, ladles and serving spoons, or even pots and pans.

Rack it up:
Door racks are one of the simplest and most cost-effective storage solutions. The insides of pantry or cabinet doors provide hidden storage that is often overlooked and under-utilized. By adding a small rack to hold zip lock bags, tin foil, or household cleaners, you’re freeing up essential space that would otherwise be lost. Spice and wine racks are also ideal for frequently used items that don’t necessarily need a cabinet or pantry as a home.

Island Living:
Kitchen islands provide endless storage options. You can add cabinets or drawers underneath, shelving on the sides, or even add a built-in trashcan. Everything from tupperware to small kitchen appliances can find their home in a kitchen island.

Cubby Living:
Cubbyholes may not be an immediate thought for storage solutions, but they would serve as great places for cake pans and bakeware. The best part about cubbyholes is that you can build them in smaller spaces. For example, the space between the cabinets and the refrigerator is a prime place for extra storage.   

No matter the size of your kitchen, the professional designers at Fischer Lumber will assist with your design wants and needs.  Call 618-259-7434 to set up a design consultation or just stop in our showroom to see the latest trends in the kitchen industry.  Fischer Lumber has the kitchen storage solutions you need to keep your home functional and stylish. Visit us in East Alton today!