When we remodeled our kitchen one of our main goals was to create more storage and organization. Our old kitchen entailed messy countertops and unfunctional design aspects with no pantry and minimal storage. When I started exploring our design options and working with our contractor and Katie from American Cabinet Suppliers we came up with a way to refit our space that was functional and looked pretty to the eye. I’m sharing the 5 ways we changed the space.
- Hiding the appliances in the pantry– we previously had no pantry at all which was a huge step forward to not have to look at the food on the countertops, but the other thing I really disliked was seeing nonessential appliances. When we designed the pantry I wanted to make sure I could hide the microwave and toaster so they didn’t have to sit on the countertops.
- Minimal hood vent, maximize space. We went with a Zephyr hood vent- slim in design to make the hood vent seem seamless in the kitchen. Above the vent are two cupboards that created extra storage in our space.
- Utilize your island for storage– this is functional in both front and back. On the front, we have our wine fridge which saves space in our fridge. On the back are full shelving and storage perfect to store extra items in your kitchen- tucked away and hidden under the island!
- Vertical storage for pans + trays- when we looked at cabinet options this idea of creating dividers between one of the cabinets came up. This added a lot of function for storing and organizing our pans in the kitchen. The dividers work as a great way to easily slide what I need in and out while keeping it organized!
- Convert a cabinet for recycling and trash. This was a must. I love my fur babies but one of them, in particular, loves to get into the trash. Not only does this take the eyesore of having to look at the bins, but it’s a great use of the space!