Efficient Kitchen Storage

At Almar Building & Remodeling, we understand that a well-organized kitchen is the heart of a functional home. That’s why we’re sharing our top five tips to help you maximize your kitchen storage and create a space that’s both beautiful and efficient.

With more baby boomers downsizing their empty nests, the need for space efficient storage is all the more crucial. Kitchen storage solutions can be the trickiest of all rooms in the home.  Especially if you are one of those chefs that has a gadget for every need – graters, zesters, spices from every part of the world.

Optimize Your Cabinets

Your cabinets are the backbone of your kitchen storage. To make the most of them, consider these tips:

  • Install pull-out shelves: These handy shelves make it easy to access items at the back of your cabinets.
  • Utilize vertical space: Install tall shelves or use stackable containers to store items efficiently.
  • Declutter regularly: Remove items you no longer use to create more space.

Master the Pantry

A well-organized pantry can significantly improve your kitchen efficiency. Follow these guidelines:

  • Categorize items: Group similar items together (canned goods, baking supplies, snacks) for easy access.
  • Use clear containers: This helps you see what you have and prevents spills.
  • Implement a labeling system: Clearly label shelves and containers to maintain order.

FeaturePull-out ShelvesLazy Susan ShelvesCorner Pull-Out Shelves
Ideal forReaching items in back of cabinetsAccessing items in corner cabinetsMaximizing corner cabinet space
ProsEasy access, prevents items from getting lost360-degree visibility, efficient use of corner spaceEasy to reach items, prevents items from getting lost
ConsCan be expensiveCan be difficult to installCan be expensive
Kitchen Storage

Conquer Countertop Clutter

A clear countertop enhances the look and functionality of your kitchen. Try these strategies:

  • Declutter regularly: Remove unnecessary items from your countertops.
  • Use a knife block or magnetic strip: Keep knives organized and accessible.
  • Install a pot rack: Free up cabinet space by hanging pots and pans.

Embrace Hidden Storage

Explore creative storage solutions that go beyond traditional cabinets:

  • Utilize drawer dividers: Keep utensils and small items organized.
  • Install a spice rack on the inside of a cabinet door: Save counter space and keep spices within reach.
  • Add shelves above cabinets: Take advantage of vertical space for storing infrequently used items.

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.