It has been emphasised time and again that storage is integral to any kitchen design. As already mentioned in this series, without ample storage it simply doesn’t matter how clean your kitchen lines, how beautiful your finish, or how stunning the splashback, because if there’s kitchenware covering all of your worktops, you won’t be able to see the kitchen beneath, let alone appreciate or easily use it!
Parts 1 and 2 of this series have explored some of the larger storage solutions designed to meet homeowners needs, such as deep pan drawers or carousel corner units. But what about small kitchen storage?…
…Here we will look at why small kitchen storage solutions are just as effective and useful as larger storage solutions.
Small kitchen storage options create convenience
Kitchen storage doesn’t stop with finding space for larger goods such as mixers, pots and pans.
There are also much smaller cooking tools to think of. Among others they include whisks, pizza cutters, glazing brushes, spatulas, rolling pins etc.
It is important that each of these has its own place; allowing easy convenience and saving you rifling through drawers to find the exact instrument, often before your ingredients spoil!
Small storage solutions designed to accommodate these items include secret drawers; these are slim-line internal drawers which reside within larger pan drawers, helpfully positioned above your pots, pans, plates etc. These keep your cutlery and kitchenware neatly stored and organised, with everything you need in plain sight on opening a drawer. Cutlery inserts are available in a range of material and colour options; such as plastic, or a Beech or Walnut wood. Drawer mats or plate holders are further drawer insert options that will keep the contents of your kitchen drawers neatly in place on opening.
Personalising your small kitchen storage
Last year, LWK Kitchens introduced a flexible new organising system for kitchen drawer and cabinet interiors.
With personalisation being key to this design, the ‘Move’ system allows you to arrange real wood and metal boxes within drawers and cabinets, according to individual requirement.
This means you can plan your storage to suit you, with smaller kitchenware located where you want it, and easy to find when you need it. These boxes can easily be stacked on top of one another to fully optimise the available space within your units.
Ensure everything has a place, and everything’s in its place
The ‘Move’ small kitchen storage system intends to make cooking even more enjoyable through added convenience. It has been designed to fit into every pull out cabinet, drawer or wall unit. However, there are also solutions for specific kitchenware such as kitchen roll, foil and cling film holders, as well as small spice inserts for drawers.
What’s more, you have the choice of storage organisers in colour tones to match your kitchen’s finish, whether Champagne or Lava Grey. This achieves a seamless tone-on-tone look, perfectly complementing your clean and tidy kitchen finish.
Magnetic and hanging small kitchen storage
Magnetic kitchen storage allows use of otherwise unused space within your kitchen. An example of this is the space between worktop and wall cupboards. This space could be used for storage of spices or knives, which will adhere to the wall through magnets. Particularly for spices this is beneficial because it frees up cupboard space. It also makes it easy to find whichever spice you require without having to rummage in cupboards; you can also keep adding to your collection without it reducing your cupboard storage capacity. Along with hooks and hanging rails for pots, pans or tea-towels; this type of storage is particularly useful for small kitchens where space is at a premium.
Other small kitchen storage
Other small kitchen storage options include wicker baskets, plate racks that can be integrated within wall units, pull out towel rails, and narrow spice drawers in place of a filler panel; this last option is excellent for making use of otherwise wasted kitchen space.