Organizational Tricks to Incorporate Into Your Kitchen Renovation

July 20, 2020

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, but it can also be difficult to clean and maintain. There never seems to be enough space to keep everything handy and keep the counters clear at the same time. Luckily, renovating your kitchen is the perfect opportunity to get the clutter under control at long last.

First, think about how you use your kitchen, which appliances and items are the most used and what you need to put away for special occasions. Once you have an idea of your priorities, you can figure out smart storage solutions for your remodeling project. Check out these kitchen space organization ideas in Phoenix, AZ, then talk to the team at Renovations by Design to design your kitchen renovation plan:

  • Sliding storage inserts: Your KitchenAid mixer, Instant Pot and coffee pot are necessary, but they take up a lot of room. Consider upgrading your cabinets to hold more appliances, then customize them with sliding inserts to make accessing your small appliances easier than ever. This is a great way to use additional kitchen island space.
  • Store items next to where they’re used: As a general rule, try to store items near where they’re used—spatulas and cooking utensils should go near the stove, knives in a block on the countertop and appliances near or under the kitchen island, if you have one.
  • Make your backsplash an open storage area: Your stove backsplash can be open storage—consider recessed shelves or a knife strip to keep small items handy.
  • Try a mix of open and traditional cabinetry: Open shelving is pretty, but it doesn’t protect your items as well as traditional cabinetry. Using a mixture of open and traditional cabinets allows you to display your prettiest or most-often-used pieces while keeping dust off everything in the cabinet.
  • Install shelving for your cookbooks: Why keep your cookbooks on a bookshelf in another room? Store your cookbooks in the kitchen, right where you’ll use them most.
  • Store pots, pans and dishes in drawers: Hear us out—drawer storage is actually the most convenient way to store your dishes as well as your pots and pans. Stacking dishes allows you to reach them easily, it looks neat and you’re much less likely to drop dishes, since you won’t need to reach high overhead. Large drawers also make accessing your big pots and pans simpler than digging through cabinets to get what you need.
  • Use towel racks, knife strips and pot hooks: Finally, be sure to utilize your wall and ceiling space, too. Towel racks and magnetic knife strips are great for making use of that vertical space, while keeping your most-used items at your fingertips. Pot hooks add even more storage—hang them from the ceiling to free up space in your drawers and cabinets.

Planning a kitchen remodel? Renovations by Design will help you incorporate the best kitchen space organization ideas in Phoenix, AZ into your plan—reach out to us today to get started on the process.

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