Kitchen Organization: Cabinet Features You Can't Live Without

Popular Cabinet Features For Kitchen Organization

Your kitchen needs not only to be aesthetically beautiful; it needs to be functional as well. As the home of appliances, cookware, plates, silverware, glasses, food cans, boxes, bags, and more, organizing the kitchen can be a giant puzzle! Especially if you have a smaller kitchen. Luckily, today there are plenty of creative and innovative storage solutions available. 

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From storing pots and pans to organizing a messy pantry, manufacturers are offering storage solutions that can make the most of your kitchen cabinets. Here are some of the best!

Kitchen Organization Made Easy

Adding storage accessories to your new kitchen cabinets can increase the functionality and efficiency of your kitchen. In essence, what cabinet organizers and accessories do is to provide functional space to store items within your cabinets that otherwise can't be efficiently stored.

Cabinet organizers come in a wide variety of forms, but there are some standard functions that they perform. Whether it's recycling & wastebasket stations, to spice drawer inserts, pull-down knife racks that are installed under upper cabinets, multi-level pot/pan pullouts, and tall cabinet and pantry organization systems, adding this functionality to your kitchen can improve your cooking experience.

Popular Kitchen Organization Accessories

At Toulmin Cabinetry and Design, we work closely with our clients to provide them with the perfect accessories to make their time in the kitchen more efficient. Our designers look at lifestyle and how clients use their kitchen, then work with them to create a functional design to meet the needs their unique daily needs.

Here are some of the most popular options for cabinet features.

• Custom Walk-in Pantry

A large, functional pantry is the number on request for homebuyers when it comes to the kitchen. Nothing runs as efficiently as a kitchen that includes a well organized walk-in pantry. Thanks to features like pullout baskets, pocket doors and plenty of shelf space, your pantry can be the perfect solution for storing everything from everyday foods, to small appliances and cleaning supplies. The best pantries offer you the ability to see everything in them, so you don't end up buying items you already have.

Utensil Drawer

Placing a utensil storage drawer in the base cabinet next to the range allows you to have easy access to the tools you need when preparing a meal. A well-designed utensil built-in has plenty of space for not only cooking utensils, but serve-ware, and silverware as well.

Multi-Level Pot/Pan Pullouts

This is a tiered or stepped rollout tray that fits into the base cabinets. Their design allows easy access to pots and pans, from frying pans to stock pots. Many also have organization systems to keep pot lids organized and accessible.

Baking Mixer/Small Appliance Lift Outs

These are small but strong platforms that hold the baking mixer. They typically reside in a base cabinet and swing out and up to working height on a locking hinge system that helps in lifting, holding and re-storing the mixer. This accessory frees up counter space by keeping your most used small appliances close at hand and easy to access.

Undersink Drawer

The deep cabinet under the sink can seem like a big unorganized mess! Adding a simple pull-out drawer can help you organize cleaning supplies and keep them visible and handy for daily cleaning, or those unexpected spills.

Pullout Trash Can/Recycling Center

Having a pullout waste center in a base cabinet can make cleanup and organize recycling quick and easy. It not only hides unattractive bins, but it frees up floor space. Many also have space to store trash bags and ties or an air freshener.

Deep, Divided Base Cabinet Drawers

Having a deeply divided drawer in the base cabinet is the perfect organizational solution for storing pot lids, muffin tins, cooling racks, cookie sheets, and broiler pans. If base cabinets are at a premium, consider adding a narrow pull-out near the range, or add wood or metal dividers to the cabinets above the refrigerator.

Appliance Garage

Today's kitchen designs often feature sleek modern lines. If your current countertop houses your blender, mixer, coffee machine, and toaster, adding an appliance garage can keep your appliances hidden, but accessible. Including a power, strip means that your appliances are not only convenient but ready to go when you open the door.

Deep Cabinet Organization Systems

If you don't have room for a full-sized walk-in cabinet, having a deep cabinet and installing a pullout pantry organizer along with cabinet racks, and storage on the doors can hold a lot of items, while keeping everything organized, visible and within easy reach.

Don't Forget Your Four-Legged Family Members!

Pets are such an important part of many homeowners lives. A growing trend in kitchen remodeling includes adding a pet station. It can be housed under an island and hold built-in bowls for food and water. It's a great way to include your pets. If you want to keep your pet from tripping you up while you're preparing dinner, you can even add a dog or cat bed to the kitchen!

Today, organizing your kitchen is easier than ever. With the wide range of kitchen organization accessories available, you can customize your kitchen to create a highly functional workspace that's perfectly suited to meet your needs. When designing your kitchen space, work closely with your designer or design-build firm to determine which options are right for you.

If you're planning a kitchen project and you live in the greater Tuscaloosa, Alabama area, give the expert kitchen design team at Toulmin Cabinetry and Design a call. We can show you all of the options available for creating the aesthetically beautiful, functional kitchen you've been dreaming about!

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