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Maximising Kitchen Storage

19 January 2024
This renovation took a tired 1980's inner city bungalow and created a modern family haven.

At Palazzo Kitchens Christchurch, we’ve got the key to maximising kitchen space without compromising on style. Every homeowner has a unique vision of their ideal kitchen storage.

It might be a pull-out cupboard that keeps your essentials hidden but handy. Or perhaps a set of deep drawers, perfect for storing pots and pans within easy reach. How about corner carousels that transform awkward spaces into a storage haven? The possibilities are endless.

Here are some creative storage ideas to transform your kitchen:

Incorporate an Island: A kitchen island isn't just a statement piece; it's a multi-functional hub.

Incorporating drawers, shelves, and cabinets into your island design maximises storage. Consider using the back of the island for additional drawers or cupboards to double the space.

Opt for Drawers: Deep drawers are fantastic for storing bulky pots and pans. Customise them with dividers or pegs for organising dishes and utensils neatly, ensuring everything is within easy reach.

Our internal drawers mean you can store pots and pans in deep drawers, above which you can pop your cutlery in the internal drawer.  This keeps the style of the kitchen clean and simple, and not as busy but still with plenty of storage inside.

Personalised Pantries: Tailor your pantry to your needs.. Think about incorporating pull-out racks, adjustable shelving, and designated areas for specific items like spices or baking supplies.  What items do you access more often than others? What height are your baking storage containers?

Utilise Height: Slim units are perfect for narrow spaces. They can be customised with pull-out baskets or shelving, making them ideal for storing dry goods, canned foods, and even small appliances.

Wine Chiller Wisdom: A dedicated wine chiller not only frees up valuable space in your fridge but also becomes an elegant feature in your kitchen. It's perfect for wine enthusiasts looking to store their collection at the ideal temperature.  We also love using dual cooling chillers - wine on one side, beer or fizzy drinks on the other, all kept at the ideal temperature.

Shelves, Shelves and More Shelves: Open shelving creates an airy, spacious feel. It's great for displaying decorative items or everyday dishes whilst maximising wall space. This option adds personality and charm to your kitchen while keeping essentials handy.

Incorporate Glass: Glass-front cabinets provide a balanced approach to storage and display. We have modern styles which are ideal for showcasing beautiful dishware while keeping them dust-free and organised.

Remove Clutter: Designate special areas or shelves for cookbooks and decorative items. This adds a personal touch and makes use of vertical space that is often overlooked.

Think Outside the Kitchen: When designing your kitchen, consider innovative storage solutions. You don't have to limit storage to the immediate vicinity of your cooking area. Incorporating a small bar area or desk area into your living space can complement your kitchen design and tie the spaces together.

Our team at Palazzo Kitchens takes pride in creating storage solutions that are not just visually appealing but also reflect your lifestyle. For the wine enthusiast, we can incorporate elegant wine racks. If you're a baking aficionado, dedicated baking trays and ingredient cupboards might be your pick. And for those who love to entertain, a kitchen island with integrated storage could be the perfect choice.

Great kitchen storage is vital for a functional and inviting kitchen. At Palazzo Kitchens Christchurch, we specialise in creating storage solutions that cater to the diverse preferences and lifestyles of our clients. Let us help you transform your kitchen into a space that's not just about cooking, but about living.