Having a place for everything is the secret to an efficient kitchen. Whether you’re planning a new kitchen or trying to improve an existing one, here are some great ways to add more storage space
QUICK ON THE DRAWER
By using drawers instead of cabinets, you can add 30 percent more storage to your kitchen and, as the contents are brought to you, there’s no more scrabbling in the back of dark cupboards. Glass drawers even allow you to see what’s inside. Kitchen by Exotic Kitchens.
Instead of fixed shelves, Kuki Jeanne Design used open-sided drawers to create a super-efficient pantry in a cupboard space for their gourmet cook client.
If the only way to add extra storage space is with wall-mounted cabinets, fit doors like these from Exotic Kitchens which lift up out of the way.
Industrial shelving looks stylish and can be used for groceries and crockery.
The trend today is to replace wall-mounted cabinets with islands fitted with drawers, shelves and cabinets, even sinks and hobs.
Glass-fronted cabinets allow you to show off your collection of gorgeous china but keep it safe and dust-free. Decor by Leigh Wishart Interiors.
As an alternative to fitted cabinets, consider a free-standing cupboard such as this decorative piece which can be adapted to provide functional storage space, plus add character and charm to your kitchen.
DARK AND HANDSOME
Open shelving is a great way to store items used every day and add a decorative touch to your kitchen at the same time. For a more sophisticated look, paint the back of the shelves a deep, rich colour to show off their contents.