Choosing Kitchen Storage Cabinets that Maximize Space

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Maximizing the storage in your kitchen isn’t just about organization and the right layout. It’s also about the type of kitchen storage cabinets you choose. Some of these cabinets have built-in storage solutions, like utensil drawers and trash bin holders. Others maximize storage through their size and placement.

Ready to hide away the clutter and have a beautifully-organized kitchen? If your goal is to make the most of the space in your kitchen through new cabinets, consider these ideas:

Go Beyond Standard

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Standard wall cabinets are usually three feet high, and depending on the height of your kitchen ceiling, the standard height may not reach the top of the ceiling. That gap between the top of the cabinet and your ceiling is potential storage space! All it takes is a taller cabinet. Instead of 36 inches, opt for a taller cabinet, like 42 inches.

Take into consideration any crown molding you plan to use at the top of your wall cabinets, as this will affect the height of the cabinet you choose. For example, if you have an 8 foot ceiling and you’d like to use crown molding finished to the ceiling, 36 inch high wall cabinets should be used.

Here’s another option: Depending on how they fit in the kitchen layout, work with your designer to choose cabinets that are wider and deeper than the standard cabinet. Width options range from 12 to 36 inches and depth options are 12 to 24 inches. Remember: Wall cabinets cannot surpass the depth of a base cabinet.

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Include a Tall Pantry Cabinet (Or Two)

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There’s something to be said about large, pantry cabinets when it comes to storage space. These tall cabinets can reach as tall as 96 inches (8 feet) and can hold small and large items (depending on how you set up your shelving, of course.) You can also choose large pantry cabinets with roll-outs for easier, faster access to items in the back.

If your kitchen lacks a walk-in pantry, building a large pantry cabinet into your kitchen layout is a smart option for more storage space.

Build an Island or Peninsula

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Don’t have enough wall space for a sufficient amount of kitchen cabinet storage? Your kitchen designer may be able to incorporate extra storage in an island or peninsula. If you choose a deeper-than-average island, you may be able to have shelving and/or drawers on both sides. Talk to your designer about your kitchen’s dimensions to see what might work.

Choose Cabinet Types Wisely

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As you work with your kitchen designer on a layout and cabinet types, opt for cabinets that make the most of efficient storage solutions. Some of the most popular types of storage cabinets include:

  • Roll-out spice racks
  • Recycling centers
  • Dinnerware drawers
  • Pan holders
  • Wine cubes

Storage is important in a kitchen remodel — it keeps the clutter at bay and allows you to be efficient with your baking, cooking, and/or hosting. As you work with a designer to create an optimal kitchen cabinet layout, take into consideration the above ideas to truly optimize storage potential.

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