First, how are you planning on using the kitchen? What do you need to have easy access to? It will help you determine what needs to go where. For example, if you are a person that loves to cook, you’ll want to make sure your pots and pans are easily accessible.
Breaking up the kitchen into a designated work space will help you keep things organized and make the most of your work area.
- The work triangle: This is the area between the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator. It’s where most of the food preparation takes place.
- The storage area: This is where you’ll keep all of your food, dishes, and cooking supplies.
- The dining area: This is where you’ll eat your meals.
Once you’ve determined what areas you need to focus on, you can start thinking about how to organize each one.
Essentials Front and Center
Paper Towels, Spices, clean sponges, and cleaning products need to be conveniently out of the way but out in the open. A magnetic stainless steel paper towel rack is an excellent solution for your paper towels.
You can hang it on the fridge or on the dishwasher. Another great way to store paper towels is to place them in an open drawer near the sink, also known as the Paper Towel Cubby.
Spices will be your gotos every day, and you will need to have them close to reach for them quickly. We recommend an acrylic spice rack that sits on your countertop. This way, all of your spices will be in one place and easy to grab.
Plus, it looks chic! We recommend a Spice Rack Tray Insert for your drawer if you’re looking for something discreet. That way, your spices are hidden away but still organized.
Another spice rack solution is an over-the-door pantry organizer known as Hanging Spice Rack. It is a great space saver for small kitchens because it takes up no countertop or drawer space. You may even hang it on the back of your pantry door and fill ‘er up!
Cleaning supplies are a must in every kitchen. But, they can also be an eyesore. We recommend keeping them in a pretty basket or caddy and storing them under the sink. They’re out of the way yet, but they are still easily accessible when you need them. You will need two sponges.
One will be for dishes and one to clean the sink. We recommend a bamboo dish sponge because it’s sustainable, antimicrobial, and looks chic. As for the sink, we recommend a stainless steel sponge because it won’t rust, and it will help keep your sink looking shiny and new.
Your appliances are what make your kitchen function. So, it’s vital to keep your devices organized and easy to access. We recommend storing your everyday essentials (coffee maker, toaster, etc.) on the countertop within reach when you need them.
We recommend storing them in kitchen cabinets or pantry for items you don’t use as often (blender, food processor, etc.). They’re out of the way and easily accessible when you need them. The new, modern way to keep your appliances close but unseen, store them behind a kitchen backsplash.
It’s a great way to keep your kitchen looking clean and uncluttered. Hidden Storage to maximize kitchen space has been a kitchen design trend in 2019 and 2020. More people opt for this because it declutters the counters and makes the kitchen look more sleek and tidy.
There are two primary types of silverware for storing and organizing utensils. The distinction is essential since storage options are very different.
- Cooking utensils: Spatulas, garlic press, ladles, peelers, tongs, serving spoons, and kitchen knives are all used when cooking.
- Dining utensils, also known as silverware: Are knives, forks, and spoons.
Storing cooking utensils is more challenging since they can come in different sizes. They may take up space, and unlike dining silverware, they cant be stacked. We recommend storing them in a utensil holder on the countertop or in a drawer. If you opt for the drawer, make sure to get a utensil organizer so that everything has a place and doesn’t get lost.
Another option is a Pull-Out Cabinet Utensil Organizer. It’s a great option if you have the space because it lets you see all of your utensils and grab what you need.
For dining utensils, the most important thing is to keep them close to the dishwasher. You can quickly put them in the dishwasher when you’re done eating. Consider a compartmentalized utensil drawer if you’re designing a kitchen or remodeling one.
It is a drawer with compartments or dividers for each type of silverware. Without searching through a jumble of spoons and forks, you can grab whatever you need. Another option is to invest in a modular drawer organizer. You can purchase each compartment separately, and great a, perfect solution.
Pots and pans are bulky, heavy, and take up a lot of space. So, it’s crucial to have a good storage solution for them. The most common way to store pots and pans is in a cabinet.
But, if you’re short on space, we recommend hanging them on a pot rack. This way, they’re out of the way but still easily accessible when you need them. Get a pot and pan organizer if you opt for the cabinet storage solution. This way, everything has a place and doesn’t get lost.
Another great option is installing a Slide-Out Rack within the cabinet. It lets you hang the pots as if on a rack but within the cabinet. If you have an extra deep drawer, add 1/4 -inch pieces of plywood to create cubbies for all the pots and pans.
Here’s another great tip. Replace the lazy Susan with hanging hooks inside the cabinet. It’s great for all your pans and easily accessible. If you have an island with cabinets, consider adding pot drawers. They’re great for pots and pans because they’re deep and offer easy access.
A well-organized kitchen is crucial for any home. It’s the heart of the house where we cook, eat, and entertain. You can quickly transform your kitchen into a modern and organized space by following these simple tips.