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Once the reno-bug bites us, our thoughts are consumed with trying to add all the things we've always wanted in our soon-to-be brand new kitchen.
Let's review a quick list of the basics to consider when you first start the project.
Break down your kitchen cupboards into categories, then search out the options for each.
See the Pinterest Photos below for Examples of Each.
DISHES (Plates, Cups, Mugs, Casseroles etc)
- A pull-out China cupboard. Check it out below in the Pinterest board! It looks very similar to the pullout shelves you see in a pantry cupboard, except the pullout shelves are designed to store your dishes.
- Large deep pull-out drawers that fit your plates, saucers and bowls.
- Open slots where your plates simply slide in and are revealed in the room, adding a decorative component.
- Pull-out drawers are a standard solution, however there are various designs to decide upon. Check them out below in the Pinterest Board.
- A pull-out shelf in a cupboard where you can easily access your items. There are various styles of pull-out shelves to consider; some are metal with funky sorting slots, and others are simply open so you can organize them any way you choose.
- Keep them out in the open as a decorative feature by hanging them on a specially designed wall or above a center island.
- For all your cookie sheets and long narrow pans, add a section where you simply slide them into a cupboard for easy access. You'll see several ideas in the Pinterest Board below.
- Create a small appliance storage cupboard in your kitchen, easily accessible from the counter. Include shelves that utilize the entire height of the kitchen cabinetry and fill the closing cupboard with your daily items; blender, coffee machine, vitamix, toaster, and all the other funky small kitchen appliances.
- Create a Coffee Serving Cupboard - They're so Cool! Take a look at some of the ones featured below in the Pinterest Board. Have all things coffee included in your coffee cupboard and simply close the cupboard for a clean finished look.
- Spice storage tends to come in two options, vertical and horizontal. Pull-out cupboards beside the stove tend to be the most popular choice, but you can also consider a pull-out drawer with slots for each spice to fit for easy label reading.
- Construct open shelves on the backsplash that hold all your spice needs. You'll see an example of several below.
- Create a narrow shelving system built onto the inside of a pantry door that holds all your spices. Again, you'll see an example in the Pinterest board below.
- When a full pantry isn't an option, try upside down wire racks installed on an angle inside your cupboards to hold your canned goods. You'll see an example of one below in the Pinterest board.
- Designate one section of cupboards from top to bottom with pull-out shelves to hold all your food items.
- Use the inside of a small pantry door to hold a good portion of your food items.
The upper section of the kitchen simply features open shelves on the wall that highlight decorative useful items.
But where will all your 'stuff' go? In your huge walk-in pantry that's where!
Design a pantry (Butler's Pantry) that's almost like another small kitchen. Include a wine fridge, shelves for all your dishes, small appliances and food. Put the microwave in there too. Be sure to check out some of the Butler Pantrys featured below, they're awesome!
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