Do not waste another minute in your palms and knees in your kitchen, looking for this missing cutting board or rolling pin. Built-ins and storage additions can give you an ideal place for every cooking must-have. When done correctly, storage won’t only keep your kitchen tidy, it’ll make it more functional.
Tired of spending half of your time in the kitchen only trying to find exactly what you need? These eight time-tested comforts can allow you to cook clean and stay organized with hardly any effort.
Venegas and Company
A drawer for your own food wrap. Most kitchen owners are familiar with the irritating, cluttered drawer of plastic bags, foil and plastic wrap. It appears impossible to keep neat, and everything always seems to get stuck in the drawer.
A food-wrap divider can only slip inside an present kitchen stall. If you’re designing a new area, consider working with your own cabinetry to get a custom version for one of your drawers.
Urban Homes – Design for Kitchen & Bath
A place for the rolling pins. Avid bakers will love having all their rolling pins within achieve. These horizontal slots occupy no longer than 6 inches of thickness, which makes them simple to add to the end of any cupboard run. But most do have to be custom designed, which adds to the price.
Conard Romano Architects
Pedals to turn the water off and on. Turning on the faucet with messy hands can make an even bigger mess. Pipes pedals, like the ones in this kitchen, can help limit the mess. Just like in the physician’s office, you can use your foot to turn the sink on — warm water, cold water or both.
Contact a local plumber to ask for an estimate — pedals could be added to existing sinks or new kitchen layouts.
Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD / Studio K B
An undercounter composting unit similar to this one way you can just wipe all your food waste off the counters and in to your bin before it goes out into the garden. Place one in your countertop in which you do the majority of your prep work to make composting simple to remember and perform.
ROM architecture studio
A mixer garage. This sudden twist on the ordinary mixer shelf helps to keep this appliance from the way but easy to access. A tambour-style door lifts up, while the whole shelf pulls forward.
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A mobile butcher block island. A built-in butcher block makes homework simple — but many cooks prefer it from sight when it is not in use. A mobile prep cupboard similar to this can be pulled out when needed and pushed off when not.
A handy step stool. It’s always great to have a leg up for extra-high upper chimney, but where on earth should you store the step stool? An ultrathin model can slip right inside a discreet drawer. This homeowner managed to sneak one inside a toe kick.
A specialized step stool drawer similar to this is supplied by many cabinetry manufacturers — if you’re designing a new kitchen, don’t neglect to inquire about this attribute.
Artisan Kitchens Inc..
A protected pet station. The kitchen tends to be the ideal place for feeding pets, but those metal bowls full of kibble and water consistently appear to get underfoot. An integrated feeding station keeps things tidy and out of the way. This pet food station has a drawer over each bowl for treats, medication or leashes.
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