Smart Kitchen Storage.
Smart storage will change your storage ways forever. Whether you have a large space or small, storage is a key element in the kitchen, but not just storage in the functional sense, but smart storage – storage that works for you. When planning a kitchen, the larger elements are often considered first – like the fridge, the oven, the position of the sink. However, we advise to take the approach of planning your kitchen design from the inside out. Think about where you would like your utensils to be, how you would like them to be stored, where you want your larder to be in relation to your oven. These are small details but details that make the world of difference when your kitchen is in motion.
There are a variety of different storage options in the kitchen, and they can be functional as well as stylish.
- Open Storage – Open storage is a wonderful concept for the kitchen as it can be effective in different ways. Using plain, open shelves as a storage solution for your herbs and spices, jars and cookbooks is a great design feature, and a decorative way of showcasing your crockery or favourite set of glasses. It also allows items you need to be easily accessible and visible, which can be very helpful when cooking. Whilst it doesn’t work for every kitchen, there are a few points to consider when opting for this style. Make sure the shelves are kept tidy as there is a risk that this type of storing could look messy if it’s not kept orderly. Another point is you may need to dust in these places more than others as they are open to the daily running of the kitchen.
- Closed Storage – You may be more of a minimalist when it comes to organization, which means having everything in your kitchen neatly and orderly stored away in cupboards and drawers, out of sight and where everything has its place. Within your drawers and cupboards, you can create compartments or baskets tailored to your storage needs. The key to successful storage is making what you need easily accessible and easy to maintain. You don’t want a storage system that means you have to get all the plates out in order to get a bowl! Make it work for you!
- Hanging Storage – If you have some blank wall space, fix hooks or even nails if you have a rustic design, and hang items you use on a daily basis like cooking utensils or pots and pans. You can also get creative with this idea and hang small baskets to display fruit or plants, or just as a ‘go to’ for general day to day items.
- Display Storage – Have the best of both worlds with display storage. Display your favourite crockery or storage jars in a display cabinet – you can keep it clean and tidy whilst adding a stylish feature to your kitchen design.
For further advice, please contact our Roma team!