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Kitchens are often referred to as the heart of the home and they are one of the most used rooms in a house. For this reason, they can quickly become messy and cluttered. With frequent food preparations, meals with family members and cups of tea with friends, this is a bustling space that’s always being used by someone. 

The abundance of utensils, cookware and food items kept in the kitchen makes it even harder to keep tidy and organised. Not to mention, as a main living space, kitchen worktops can attract paperwork, post and other miscellaneous items too. Without careful design and regular tidying, your kitchen can easily become a cluttered mess. 

Fortunately, re-designing your kitchen is a great time to explore some of the different storage solutions available that can help to make your kitchen a much more organised space. There’s a wide variety of storage options to choose from and it will be easy to create a beautiful kitchen that will stay tidy, even when it’s being used regularly by your busy family. 

Why Every Kitchen Needs Plenty of Storage 

Every kitchen needs to have ample storage to not just keep the space tidy, but to also improve the functionality and efficiency of the kitchen. When you have designated spaces for all of your kitchen essentials, it will be much easier to keep your worktops free of unnecessary items and you can enjoy a more visually appealing and organised space.

Keeping your kitchen tidy and clutter-free will provide you with more space for day-to-day activities. When you store items in cabinets, drawers and shelves, they won’t be taking up space on your worktop or kitchen island. In addition to providing you with the space you need to prepare and cook meals, this can help to make your kitchen look and feel bigger. Removing clutter will streamline the space and create a feeling of spaciousness. 

Having ample storage space in your kitchen will also have a big impact on the flow of the space. By organising your kitchen items based on their usage and frequency, accessing necessary utensils or ingredients during the cooking process becomes more convenient. A logical storage arrangement saves time and effort, ensuring an enjoyable cooking experience. Of course, well-planned storage solutions will help to prevent your kitchen essentials from getting damaged too. When they’re kept neatly out of the way, they’re less likely to get knocked off the worktops and broken. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. 

It’s worth noting that when you install a well-designed kitchen, it can impact the resale value of your home. Buyers often look for high-quality kitchens with practical storage solutions, and they will favour properties that have modern kitchens. So, a new kitchen is always a worthwhile investment. Not only will it improve the comfort of your home whilst you’re living there, but it can help you to get more money when you eventually come to sell. 

Storage Solutions for Kitchens

Whether your dream kitchen is modern or traditional, or you love the Shaker style, there are lots of ways you can incorporate storage space into your bespoke design. To reduce clutter and enhance the overall practicality of your kitchen, here are some storage ideas to explore; 

  • Pull-Out Pantries – Not all homeowners have space for a dedicated pantry in their kitchen, but pull-out shelves can provide you with somewhere convenient to store items. Pull-out pantries make the most of narrow spaces too and they will help you to organise your food items, making it easy to view and reach everything you need. 
  • Drawer Dividers – Having a range of drawers that vary in width and depth can be very useful in your kitchen. To make them even more practical for storage, incorporate custom drawer dividers and drawer racks to keep your kitchen items neatly organised. These solutions maximise drawer space and ensure everything has a designated home.
  • Spice Racks – It can be easy to accumulate several spice bottles over the years and they will clutter up your kitchen. Incorporating a spice rack into your kitchen design will enable you to keep your spices neatly out of the way. With several different types of spice racks to choose from, you can find a solution that meets your needs.  
  • Corner Pull-outs – The majority of kitchen layouts will have corner cabinets and they can often become wasted space. However, corner pull-outs offer an innovative way to utilise the corner space in your kitchen. They provide you with easy access to store kitchen essentials and help keep your kitchen clutter-free. 
  • Open Shelving – It’s becoming increasingly common for homeowners to use open shelving in their kitchens. These shelves allow for convenient access to frequently used items and you can store all kinds of things on shelving. It also provides you with an opportunity to display decorative items in your kitchen, adding personality to the space and making it more visually pleasing. 
  • Magnetic Knife Strips – Using magnetic knife strips that are mounted on the wall provides you with a sleek and practical solution for storing knives and other metal utensils. You can keep all of these essentials within reach while freeing up valuable worktop space for other appliances. 

Book a Free Kitchen Design Visit Today 

By embracing some of these innovative storage solutions, you can turn your kitchen into a clutter-free and highly functional space. You can enjoy cooking and entertaining in your kitchen without having to work around the mess or spend hours tidying up. Should you be interested in renovating your kitchen, get in touch with our team at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors today. We can help you to create your perfect kitchen, no matter what your needs may be. 
We provide a comprehensive design, supply and installation service, and our kitchen experts can help you to create your dream kitchen. We love seeing how renovating important rooms like the kitchen improves our customers’ lifestyles and you will be in very capable hands with our team. To get some kitchen inspiration, we invite you to visit our kitchen showroom in Middlesex. Here you can have a free in-store design consultation and discuss your thoughts and ideas with our experts. Browsing our kitchen collections can help you to make the best decisions for your bespoke kitchen design and we will gladly provide some recommendations upon request.