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10 Quirky but Practical Kitchen Storage Solutions
The kitchen is a hive of activity and no matter whether you are a gifted cook or not, there always seems to be some kind of storage solution missing, whether its somewhere to hang the tea towel or a spot in the cupboard to store a tray or two.
But we have the solutions. They may sound quirky but give them a try because we know you’ll be surprised by how well they work…
- The full-size pantry – if you are in the process of designing your kitchen space then frankly, the full-size pantry is the ultimate in food storage solutions. You can opt for ultra-slender if you don’t have a huge kitchen but use every inch of available space from the floor to the ceiling.
- An island library (or end of cupboard library) – cook books stored next to the cooker can become quite scruffy and grease-spattered in no time. Utilise end of library space with a couple of shelves to store your favourite recipe books, or utilise the small amount of space at the end of a cupboard.
- A breakfast station – it is true that most people in the morning eat breakfast on the run. This can mean reaching for cereals from one end of the kitchen and a dash to the other end for milk. Create a breakfast station – we love the idea of utilising the pantry for this – and have everything to hand, from morning coffee to eggs.
- Hanger tea-towel rack – cheap and chic, we love the idea of re-purposing a wooden clothes hanger for a tea-towel organiser in the kitchen. Hang it on a nail in the wall, with a sweet bow of gingham ribbon (or whatever matches your kitchen) and you’ll never need to look for a lost tea-towel again.
- Carve out space – from unwieldy chopping boards to awkward-to-store trays, there are spaces and places for these things. The small, slimline empty spaces that can result when fitting kitchen unit together will make perfect places to slide these items in.
- Ditch convention – read any kitchen magazine and they’ll tell you that work top space should be clutter-free. But sometimes, we think that defying convention is a designer’s dream. That doesn’t mean plonking everything on every work surface, but if you are a frequent baker, there is nothing wrong with baking accoutrements being clustered together in your baking area.
- Long shelves – wall space can be utilised for not only practical stuff but to show off some prettier things in your kitchen too. We love long, floating shelves with a few colourful knick-knacks and essential bits and bobs too.
- Hang it high – you may have noticed in smaller kitchens from yesteryear that the housewife would often utilise the ceiling space to hang things from. There are all kinds of racks and hanging’ clothes horses’ that allow for things like pans, sieves and cooking utensils to be hung up, and out of the way.
- Sleek doesn’t always mean practical – many kitchen designs look modern, sleek and minimal. Although efficient, sometimes it means cutting out on practical storage solutions. We love the idea of making shelving support from ‘pipework’, great for hanging butcher’s hooks for hanging smaller pans etc.
- Add twists where you can – frosted or glass cupboard doors are fairly standard in kitchens but add a tiled wall interior to bring out the glamour of the cupboard. Who said kitchen storage had to be boring?
Contact Komandor Storage Solution to discuss your requirements.