Good Kitchen Design Requires Form and Function

kitchen corner cabinet solutionWhen designing kitchens for clients, I tend to give equal consideration to aesthetics and functionality. While having an attractive space is important, for most homeowners, incorporating better organization and storage features are top priorities. My feeling is that you can never be too organized. Having a well-organized kitchen makes meal preparation more enjoyable by alleviating the frustration of not being able to find a certain utensil, pan, or baking item.

As an avid cook and baker myself, I am well aware of the importance of having a place for everything in my own kitchen. I draw upon these insights when I design. Regardless of the size of the space I am working with, I find it an exciting challenge to creatively configure a space for both form and function. Here are a couple of great ideas for maximizing the space in your kitchen.

1. Magic Corners
There are great interior accessories on the market such as magic corners and unique pull-outs for that corner in your kitchen where you don’t want to give up precious space. I can’t remember the last time I wrote off a corner with all of the options available.
2. Deep Drawers
Not only can deep drawers be used for storing large pots and pans, they can also be utilized for storing a variety of dishes with two-tiered dividers or removable pegs like the photo above.
3. Hidden Spice Racks
Placing your spices nearby your cook top makes great sense, but those jars add unattractive clutter to your counters. Fortunately, there are many clever ways to add under-counter storage space for those miscellaneous containers. Vertical pull out drawers can be added adjacent to your stove to keep those seasonings close at hand when you need them, but out of sight when you don’t.

Houzz is a great online tool to search for innovative ideas on how to maximize your storage space. Follow this link to view our Houzz Ideabook called Kitchen Organization filled with kitchen storage ideas and inspiration.

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