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Tips for an organized kitchen by Envy Interiors!!
If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you know that I am eagerly looking forward to renovating my kitchen. Right now, there really isn’t much about it that works for me, but storage has become a particularly big issue lately. I’m so tired of having things fall out of the cabinets every time I open them and of having to run down to the basement every time I need as pot. I’m sure I’m not the only one with kitchen organization issues, which is why these tips for an organized kitchen from IKEA are bound to come in pretty handy.
- Starting with the initial kitchen plan consider the functional “triangle” consisting of the sink, stove and refrigerator for cleaning, prepping and cooking. Keep the three areas close enough for easy movement to each location, with adequate counter space in between for work areas.
- Organize the kitchen by “work stations”, just like restaurants do. Establish stations for prepping, cooking, baking and cleaning. Store related items as close as possible.
- Place seasonal or infrequently used items in overhead cabinets that are harder to access. If space is at a premium, consider storing these items outside of the kitchen in areas like a garage or basement. Use shelving units which maximize available height.
- Kitchen islands are a great way to add extra work space. Even a small kitchen can benefit by adding a portable island at the end of a counter. Use the space underneath to store extra pots and pans or hold a recycling container.
- Be safe! Keep heavier items on lower shelves where they won’t create a hazard when removed.
- Place cooking oils in cabinets located away from the heat of the stove to keep them from spoiling.
- To quickly find staples such as sugar and flour, store them in drawers at waist level, rather than in overhead cabinets. It’s much easier to view the contents by looking down at them, rather than pulling items out and looking behind them.
- Use adjustable drawer dividers and specialized storage containers to personalize kitchen storage. Consider the types of food most often prepared and customize as needed.