We’re here to not only make your kitchen look great with high-quality granite countertops and other stylish natural stone features, but we also want to make sure that your kitchen is a functional space that comfortably serves its purpose. A big part of this is how much storage space you have for appliances, utensils, dishware, and food, which can especially be a challenge in smaller kitchens. If you’re looking for ways to streamline your kitchen and maximize on space, then read on for some of our kitchen storage tips and ideas.
Keep things organized and use your drawer space more efficiently by placing dividers or inserts into them to separate different items. These are commonly used for cutlery, with a different section for forks, knives, and spoons, but they can also be used for larger utensils and other items.
Lazy Susans and rolling shelves
There are storage tools to help you maximize the space in your cabinets, too, and that make it easier to access everything in there, even the stuff right at the back. A lazy Susan or a set of rolling shelves are a couple of accessories that will help you organize your kitchen cabinets better.
In cabinets with shelves (or shelves that are out in the open), you use the top of each shelf well but there is often space underneath each shelf that’s going to waste. You can place hooks or other kinds of hardware that allow you to hang things from underneath the shelf. Depending on how much space you have, mugs, glassware, utensils, and pots and pans are things that are suitable for hanging. A wall-mounted magnetic strip can also be used to safely hang knives and other metal utensils.
Another way to maximize shelf space is by using shelf risers. These metal or plastic frames can have space underneath so you can easily store things on multiple levels, great for organization as well as efficiency.
Open kitchen island
Kitchen islands can take up a lot of valuable space in a small kitchen, but they can also add a great deal of storage, too. As well as cabinets, you can also install open storage on one or more sides of your island to create lots of storage space and create the impression of more space in a small kitchen.
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, then contact Amanzi Granite for quality stone and installation services for your granite or marble countertops. We provide services to homes and businesses around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.