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Saturday, 7 September 2013

How to create more kitchen storage space

Many of us believe that we don’t have the storage space that we need within our kitchen. This is perhaps one of the top reasons as to why people invest in remodelling their kitchen. However, there are plenty of ways that you can add storage space to your kitchen without throwing a lot of money at it.  Here are a couple of good ideas.

Add shelving:

maximising on kitchen spaceThe easiest way of adding storage space to any room, no matter how big or small, is to add shelves to the room. This is a simple job to do and shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes for each shelf. All you need is a couple of shelves, some screws and a drill.
Anybody with an ounce of DIY prowess should be able to accomplish this. Some of the best places to add shelves include the corners of the room where often it goes unused.
If you have a lot of cabinets, why not consider adding a ‘stem’ rack underneath? Again, this job is as simple as installing shelves. All you do is screw them underneath the cabinet. These can hold any glass with a stem, and some of them are even capable of holding wine bottles. This is perfect if you want to add a lot of storage space to your kitchen.

Making better use of walls:

If you have a lot of pots, pans and knives why not consider storing them on the walls as opposed to in the cabinets? This can free up a lot of space and make the kitchen look interesting. You can purchase magnetic strips for your knives and pegboards for your pots and pans from any good retailer of kitchenware.

Cabinet inserts:

You could even look into the option of cabinet inserts. These effectively double the amount of shelf space that you have available within your cabinets. Again, you can purchase these from any decent home store, and they shouldn’t be too expensive to purchase either!

Additional benches:

If you have a bit of space in the centre of the room then perhaps you could look into the option of a bench with storage space underneath. This isn’t an idea for everybody, but it could add a real sense of character to your room. Make sure you have enough space to move around with afterwards of course! You could even purchase a small bench to use as your ‘preparation’ bench if you are looking to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
When the Nova Group is designing for a granny flat or a kit home, we are acutely aware of building kitchens into a compact area. It can be challenging but there are always good options to be creative.

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