Don’t Just Install New Cabinets: Maximize Space And Improve Functionality

Updating the cabinetry in your kitchen is an awesome experience. Not only do you have an opportunity to improve the look of your kitchen, but you can also enhance its functionality, and even maximize space. Before you outfit your kitchen with new cabinets, learn how you can make the most from this addition.

Commit to a Total Remodel

While your focus might be on the cabinetry, if your time and budget allow, commit to a more expansive remodel. For example, if you move the door to the pantry slightly over, you might be able to install more cabinets. More cabinets in your kitchen is an excellent way to increase your storage space. Even a small change can make a big difference. Once you know your budget, see if there is room left over to go beyond just new cabinets.

Use All the Space

Don't be afraid to use all the space in your kitchen, especially the space around the ceiling. You can have custom cabinets installed that reach up to your ceiling. The taller the cabinets, the more space for storage, but also the more organized. Tall cabinets can be designed with shelving which further maximizes space and provides a neat and orderly place to put all your kitchenware. You can also carve out an area for floor-to-ceiling cabinets. 

Consider Ease of Use

To improve functionality, look for kitchen cabinet options that will be the easiest to use. For example, you need to think about those time when you might be in the kitchen with a pot in one hand, reaching into the seasoning cabinet with the other. Look for hardware-friendly cabinets, so that you can easily install a handlebar or knob so that you can quickly open the cabinet even if you only have one free hand. If you have children in the home, ease of use is an especially important factor. 

Don't Forget Drawers

For your base cabinets, don't just go with the traditional door style cabinet. You might also want to consider drawers. Drawers are ideal for organization because they offer you a way to separate your kitchen utensils based on type or function. If you choose a custom design, you can even have the drawered cabinets designed to accommodate your pots and pans and other kitchen appliances. With drawered cabinets, keeping your kitchen organized will be much easier. 

The possibilities are endless with your space. Think function and storage and you will find the design best suited for your home. For more information, contact your local KraftMaid cabinets contractors.