One of the most common kitchen complaints that homeowners have is not having enough cabinet space. Having the ability to store all of your cooking supplies, serving items and small appliances is essential to having a fully functioning and efficient kitchen. In many kitchen designs, there is ample cabinet space, but some of those areas are not easily accessible. Corner cabinets, in particular, can offer a challenge. In many homes, the recesses of corner cabinets are used to store items that are rarely, if ever, brought out and put into service. The following tips are offered to help homeowners make the most of this valuable, yet often, underutilized storage space.
Put a Round Peg in a Square Hole
Most corner cabinets are installed with simple shelving. Reaching the far corners of those areas can be difficult and often involves getting down on your knees and pulling out items stored on the outer edges of the shelves. A far more convenient solution is to install a Lazy Susan into the corner cabinet area. These revolving shelves allow you to use all sides and to simply rotate the unit to access the item that you need. A Lazy Susan can be used to store spices, condiments or storage containers. Some are built with heavy-duty materials and can withstand the weight of pots and pans and small appliances.
Consider a Different Cabinet Door
Cabinet doors come in all shapes, sizes and configurations. Some options make use of a complex hinge that will allow the door to swing out from the cabinet face. That makes it easier to gain access to the cabinet and to store or remove items. This is a great option when the space will be used to house smaller appliances that take up a significant amount of shelf space.
Turn Things Inside Out
A Lazy Susan is a great option for using corner cabinet space, but a pullout Lazy Susan is a complete game-changer. These organization tools allow the revolving unit to slide out of the cabinet, increasing ease of access and allowing you to store or remove items without having to bend or kneel.
Create a Recycling Station
By installing a rotating base, a corner cabinet can be used to hold larger items such as taller appliances and cookware. That space can also be used to hold several smaller trash bins, allowing you to create a customized recycling space. One container can be used for glass, another for plastic and a third for paper recycling. Keeping these items easily accessible yet out of the way can make recycling a breeze.
At Kitchen Tune-Up, we offer comprehensive, free in-home consultations to give clients an overview of their kitchen remodel options. Our team can show you a number of different organizational upgrades that can improve the storage space in your kitchen and make your space more functional, appealing and enjoyable. Contact us today to learn more about Kitchen Tune-Up, or with any questions or concerns.