In our last part, we talked about the limitations of changing your kitchen cabinet layout when buying new cabinetry. Now, it’s time to cover the possibilities. If you have any questions when you’re through here, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
No matter what your kitchen’s current size or state is, there are some things that can be changed somewhat universally when updating your cabinetry. Let’s take a look at 4 of those things.
The first thing you can most definitely change is the style of storage being used in different areas of the kitchen. You might not have thought this part through, but it offers a whole world of customization. Finding that cabinet beside the oven kind of useless? Wish you had more drawers there for utensils and hand towels? The switch from cabinet to drawers is easy to make and 100% possible.
The changes to storage style don’t stop there. Beyond that, you can also change the amount of shelving in your cabinets. Spacing and amount of shelving makes a massive difference when it comes to storage efficiency. If you have an entire cabinet dedicated to cups or mugs, having the base shelf and one middle shelf will waste a ton of space. Instead, consider 2 or 3 mounted shelves, leaving you with many surfaces to line with mugs or glasses.
This kind of small change can make cups easier to retrieve from the cabinet, less likely to fall and break, from stacking, and easier to put away. Plus, confronting which mugs you feel inclined to put in the back may jumpstart a bit of a cleanout. You really don’t like that undersized mug that barely holds your morning coffee, do you?
Next up, we have the possibility of storage height. It’s very common for kitchen cabinetry to be limited to bottom cabinets and over-counter cabinets. However, that logic is outdated and wastes tons of precious space. If you’re not hurting for counter space, bring up the height of your storage and give yourself a full, floor-to-ceiling storage unit.
With cabinets on top, for storing less used countertop appliances, you can use all of the below space for drawers. People, by and large, underestimate the storage power of wide, shallow drawers. This is an especially convenient way to store baking sheets, cutting boards, boxes of tin foil and plastic storage bags, and more. All of those things you’ve been struggling to stack neatly in a cabinet can find their home here.
Kitchen Cabinet Layout
And, finally, there is the possibility of a whole new, raw kitchen cabinet layout. This possibility comes with a slight limitation of its own: power outlets. However, adjusting where power outlets are positioned is not as hard as it sounds with a little help from an electrical technician.
So long as you have the ability to adjust outlet placement, you can change your kitchen cabinet layout completely. Who says the fridge needs to be in the corner? Move the fridge to the right, move the oven to the left. Put in an island with a stovetop on it. The possibilities are only limited by power availability and any relevant windows. Just make sure you leave yourself enough space to open your dishwasher and the sky’s the limit.