The kitchen is one of, if not the most important room in most homes. In order for it to be as efficient as possible, the kitchen needs to be smartly designed so that every space is capable of being utilized to the fullest. Unfortunately, in a lot of older homes, kitchen storage wasn't a priority so it is left to the homeowner to come up with their own creative kitchen storage solutions.
Southland's Atlanta GA home builders know a thing or two about ingenious kitchen design. The following represents seven ways homeowners of older houses can fit more in less space.
Use a Rolling Cart "Island"
Spacious kitchens can easily accommodate an island for extra prep space and storage but smaller kitchens simply don't have the floor space for a permanent installation. Using a rolling cart can help solve that problem. This type of cart is portable, lightweight, and it can be parked up against the wall so it will be out of the way when not in use.
Use a Pot Rack
Pots and pans take up a lot of cabinet space. If you don't have the storage real estate for your pots and pans, install a wall or ceiling pot rack and your cookware will not only be out of the cabinets, but they'll be easier to find and reach.
Downsize the Appliances
If you're redesigning your small kitchen, then consider purchasing a slimline dishwasher or oven. This will allow you to incorporate more cabinets in your design.
Install Vertical Storage
If your kitchen is small, but your ceiling is high, then install additional cabinets above your existing ones for storing all of your lesser-used equipment and dishes. Install a library ladder, the type that rolls along a track and you'll have easy access to your lesser-used items.
Thin Spaces for Thin Storage
Most kitchens have slivers of "dead" spaces that can be turned into smart storage. These areas can be turned into slide-out spice racks or a convenient place to hold your baking sheets.
Install a Magnetic Knife Rack
Rather than using a bulky, counter space hogging knife block or filling up a drawer with your knives, install a magnetic knife rack on a wall near where you do most of your cutting, chopping, and slicing. This keeps your knives neatly organized, easy to reach, and out of harm's way.
Use the Back of Cabinet Doors
The cabinet under the sink can often become disorganized and inefficient. Using a hanger shelf on the back of the cabinet doors will give you easy and organized access to your under-counter essentials.
Contact Southland Custom Homes Today and Start Designing for Your Dream Kitchen
If you want your new home's kitchen to give you all of the storage space you need and more, then Southland's Atlanta GA home builders has an in-house professional design team that will work with you to give you the kitchen, and the home of your dreams. Contact Southland Custom Homes today by calling 1-866-56-BUILD or visit their website at www.southlandcustomhomes.com .
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Southland Custom Homes is one of the top-rated on-your-lot home builders in GA. Since 1980, Southland has helped thousands of people build high quality new homes in metro Atlanta, Macon, and North and South Georgia, while staying true to its mission of building quality, affordable custom homes on the land their customers love. With model centers located in Marietta, Dawsonville, Metro Atlanta and Macon, the Southland Custom Homes team is your best choice for a Georgia new home builder.
We design high-quality, high-efficiency custom built homes that will fit your lifestyle and budget. Our customers may choose from over 120 beautiful custom home plans, each one customized to suit individual needs. Additionally, customers who have their own house plan can get a free estimate to build from Southland within 48 hours. Southland will also design and build a new home “from scratch” for those individuals who want all of their ideas incorporated in their perfect dream home. Best of all, these custom design services are free to all Southland customers!
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