Having a smaller kitchen can often mean that you have to be more intuitive when it comes to things like storage. The trick is to maximize the amount of storage you have without adding any unnecessary bulk to the area, and thankfully there are many ways to go about this.
Your cabinets can have a noticeable impact on the amount of storage space you have in your kitchen. There are many factors that go into selecting the right cabinets and positioning them in your space without looking cramped or out of place. Taking them up to the ceiling and using easy pull outs for accessible storage is one of the best ways to do this, but it’s not the only option.
If you are contending with a smaller kitchen area in your own renovation plans, here are just some of the many reasons why installing discreet cabinets can solve all your storage space problems.
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They Are Incredibly Versatile
You might be imagining discreet cabinets to just be suitable for things like pots and pans and extra kitchen equipment, but the truth is that you can hide a great deal more behind the unassuming surface. You can install things like spice racks and bottle racks behind discreet cabinets, and this can save a lot of wall space that would otherwise need to be taken up.
There is something very modern and appealing about being able to push on a panel and reveal something really impressive behind it. Whether you are more into spices or wine, this can be achieved easily with the installation of a few specially designed discreet cabinets.
More Storage Options
If you have a kitchen island, then the chances are that you are going to have a lot of space underneath the counter surface that could be being put to much better use. The installation of a set of discreet cabinets underneath the island is the perfect opportunity to add more storage to your kitchen without compromising any of the space that you actually use on a regular basis.
The aim of storage maximisation is to make use of areas that already exist without having to add any bulky elements to the space. The addition of cabinets in a place where you don’t stand or sit is the perfect example of that. It’s a great area for storing things like pots and pans out of sight but still accessible.
Discreet cabinets don’t always have to be handy storage for things like food and cooking equipment; they can also be much more multi-purpose than that. If you really want to elevate your kitchen to a modern, contemporary level, you could even add purpose built TV cabinets or ones more dresser-style that could hide the TV when not in use. Either of these ideas would make the cabinets more of a piece of furniture in your kitchen space and would fit in your desired style perfectly.
There are times when you will want your kitchen to be solely food focused, and then there are other times when you want to turn it into more of a relaxation and entertainment hub. With a flat screen TV neatly hidden away, you have the advantage of being able to achieve both of those atmospheres for your kitchen.
There is something pleasantly minimalist about a kitchen space that is heavily disguised by discreet cabinets. Whilst old fashioned, more rustic designs promote all equipment, gadgets and adornments to be front and centre in a busy, ‘cosy’ fashion, today’s cutting edge kitchen are much more streamlined.
Much of this attractive streamlining is achieved with the use of sleek, practical cabinet systems that hold everything a modern kitchen needs without creating any of the clutter and visual mess of the past.
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