Kitchen Storage Ideas
Today, let’s look at some new kitchen storage ideas and bathroom ideas. If you follow our blog, you know that we make a distinction between decorators and designers. Interior Design is about a lot more than the look of the finished product. While yes, achieving a certain look and feel in a room is a major goal, but if the room doesn’t function as you need it to, what is the point?
When we are considering what products to specify for your home, we begin by considering the functionality of the room. For that reason, we start with a floor plan and then specify products that fits with the design we have created. By considering everything from the ground up, we ensure that the room first functions for the lifestyle that you lead and how you use the space. We then make choices within that function to make sure that your room is also beautiful.
A floor plan is, of course, important in functionality, but so is the design of the product that we specify. When we take trips like the one we just returned from where we attended the Kitchen and Bath show and International Builders show in Las Vegas, we search for products that are successful at the blending of functionality and aesthetic.
We were excited to discover all of the latest trends in cabinetry design that allow you to hide outlets and increase the organizational capabilities of the bathroom, kitchen, mudroom, laundry room or any other room where you choose to install cabinetry. Let me show you some of the features that we loved!!!
Let’s start in the bathroom.
This vanity is designed for a small bathroom. The stool boasts towel storage in the side to create space where otherwise it would simply be wasted.
No one wants to look at wires and plugs! This under the sink cabinet design allows you to store all of your electronics including flat irons, hair dryers and electric toothbrushes under the sink. You simply open the cabinet drawers to access the items which have been charging the whole time. This strip is designed to protect you from electrical fires.
Here’s another option for those bathroom items. This design allows you to store them in an easy-access drawer. The plug, in this case, is behind the drawer and the cords filter through a hole in the back.
Inside the drawers, these cabinets are designed for organization. This particular drawer is really two drawers in one, and within each drawer are lift out organizers to help keep everything in its place.
Moving to the kitchen!
This slide out rack keeps pots, pans and lids organized and easy to access. No more fumbling through stacked pots and pans. This rack keeps them in order.
Corner cabinet? No problem!! We found several solutions for that cabinet we all have that is impossible to reach the items in the back. First, a new take on a traditional lazy-susan. This collapsible corner, makes it easier to access the items in your corner cabinet because the door neatly tucks away while you are inside the cabinet.
If you want to store larger items in that corner, consider this shelf that I think looks like a bean. Look how it pulls out so you can access everything on it. Don’t worry about items sliding around. The shelf is lined with a sort of sticky material. Items don’t slide side to side, but they lift off when pulled up or down.
Is the drawer that hides your trash cans always a mess from dirty hands pulling it open? Here’s your fix. This cabinet opens with the tap of a knee. Completely hands free!!!
Finally, this under the sink cabinet is lined with rubber to protect the wood from any spills. Wet sponges or bottles that leak: all those messes wipe right off the rubber mat that seals up the sides. Its one of those things that you think, “why didn’t I think of that?” So simple, yet a nice touch to a kitchen or bathroom.
If you’re interested in any of these products for your home, contact us to set up a free in-home consultation.