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5 Essential Storage Solutions Every Kitchen Needs

January 29, 20193 comments

Many homeowners aren’t actively thinking about kitchen storage solutions, but a lack of storage can hinder the functionality of a kitchen. Storage solutions are critical to achieving a clean kitchen design. Here is a walk through of the essential storage solutions we believe every kitchen needs.

5. Sink Storage (Super Sink Base)

Dayton White Super Sink Base with a tip out tray
Super Sink Base wire basket
Super Sink Base bottom liner
super sink base towel rack

We’ve previously discussed the necessity of sink storage to prevent the sink of no return. The sink is a frequently used item in your kitchen and keeping it tidy will save you from constantly misplacing items and gathering clutter. The tilt-out tray in the Super Sink Base gives purpose to a wasted space. A Pull-out basket provides easy access to hard to reach items. Value your sink and how it keeps your kitchen afloat.

4. Tray Dividers

Tray dividers installed in CliqStudios Dayton base cabinet and refrigerator wall cabinet in Painted Linen.
Tray divider installed in CliqStudios Style 31 inset base cabinet in Cherry Cider.

Whether above the oven or located in a refrigerator wall cabinet, tray dividers are perfect for an actively used kitchen. Wrangle your baking sheets, trays, and cutting boards with ease. Now those awkwardly flat items will be a snap to reach and see.

3. Cutlery and Utensil Drawer

Kitchen utensil drawer insert filled with utensils.

Utensils are often the culprit in creating kitchen clutter Throwing them loosely in a drawer leads to a sifting through a mess every time you need something. When stored in a container on the counter, utensils can quickly morph from a cute decorative detail to a mess. A utensil drawer keeps your kitchen tools safely tucked away and organized.

2. Trash and Recycling

A Wastebasket cabinet in CliqStudios Studio 31 style in Cider finish containing a full trash can and full recycling bin.

Let’s be honest, nobody enjoys the sight (or smell) of a trash or recycling can. A waste basket cabinet allows you to conceal your bins while keeping them easily accessible.

1. Corner Storage – Wall or Base

Kitchen base cabinet corner painted Urban Stone with an upper and a lower lazy Susan on the interior.

It shouldn’t be any surprise that we value corner storage so much so that it topped our list of essential storage solutions. Corner areas are notorious for being tricky. Our Super Susan maximizes hard-to-access corner space.

Bonus Storage Ideas

Narrowing this list to five items was a challenge. Here are some honorable mentions to consider adding to your list of must-have kitchen storage solutions.

Cutting Board Drawer Placed into a Dayton style cabinet, painted in Urban Stone - Board in
CliqStudios shaker-style Dayton cabinets in Painted Linen and Cherry Russet stained finish
Full knife block drawer painted white.
View of CliqStudios pots and pans deep drawers with multi-storage dividers used to store lids for pots and pans
Pull-out storage cabinet with three shelves storing spices and other small assorted jars.
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  1. Debra Reply

    No they were not CliqStudios cabinets. They were wolf. Wolf white cabinets suck. We’ve only had them five years. We’ve already replaced a few & had them resprayed white for an additional. $8000. We need new cabinets very soon.

    • CliqStudios Social Media Reply

      We are sorry to hear you’ve been having troubles with your existing cabinets. Our design team is happy to help when you’re ready to begin your remodel. Call 888-350-1242 to get started.

  2. Bob Valentine Reply

    I have been working with one of your designers, Erin Chapman, and I would like to commend her for her patience and expertise. Throughout the design process and the many changes that were made, she was just what I needed with suggestions for storage and selections for cabinets and drawers. I do no think my kitchen would have gotten off the ground without her assistance. Kudos to CliqStudios for hiring her.

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