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Finding The Right Contractor For Home Repair

Four Ways to Increase Storage Space When Remodeling Your Kitchen

by Nicholas Jenkins

If you're in the process of remodeling your kitchen, you have a lot of decisions to make -- from color choices to flooring materials. One goal most every homeowner should have during a kitchen remodel is to add more storage space. After all, even if you have enough room for everything you own now, you'll likely accumulate more gadgets and dishes over the years. Here are four ideas for adding storage space during a remodel.

Install hooks.

There are a lot of items that you probably keep in drawers or on shelves that would add to your kitchen's ambiance if you were to store them in the open. Pots and pans, for instance, give your kitchen a professional look when hung on the wall. Measuring cups and spoons create a country appeal. Include a set of hooks either next to your stove, along the base of your cupboards, or on a wall next to your pantry. The more items you hang up, the more storage space will be left in your cabinets and drawers.

Include a lazy Susan.

If you're adding new cabinetry to your kitchen, include a lazy Susan in the corner. It allows you to make the most efficient use of space in a corner. Plus, none of the space in the lazy Susan is wasted the way high-up or in-the-back cabinet space sometimes is. You can just rotate the lazy Susan outward and see everything all at once.

In addition to a classic lazy Susan in your lower cabinets, consider including a smaller one in your upper set of cabinets. This is a great place to store your spices for easy access.

Add an island.

Kitchen islands are often thought of as extra work surfaces. But most of them also have cabinets for storage underneath. If you don't have enough floor space for a traditional kitchen island, consider including a kitchen island on wheels. You can push it to the side when you don't need it and pull it into the center of the room when you do. If you don't like the look of cabinets, you can find islands with open shelves or with drawers.

Build upwards.

Cabinets usually end at a height that you can barely reach. If you really need more storage space, you may want to consider having them built even taller. It's okay if you can't reach the taller shelves. You can store items you rarely use up there, and when you do need them once a year or so, you can climb on a stool to reach things.

For more ways to increase storage space in your kitchen, talk to remodeling professionals like Genuine Home Builders Inc.