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Designers’ Top 4 Must-haves for Your New Kitchen

March 8, 20195 comments

Open kitchen seen from living area has large black island with seating for four, ball pendant island lighting, wood range hood over gas cooktop, and glass door display cabinets next to sink window.

Most homeowners spend a great deal of time making sure the look of their kitchen is just right. But equally as important is smart storage to keep your kitchen clean, organized, and functional. Consider adding these four storage must-haves to your kitchen design

Smart storage solutions by CliqStudios keeps your kitchen organized with features such as this base cabinet with convenient double bins for trash and recycling, shown here in Dayton shaker cabinet style in painted White finish.

It’s inevitable that if you are going to use your kitchen, you are going to create waste. As a result, you will need trash and recycling cans. But having your trash can out in your kitchen can create many hazards. Trash cans, which can be both smelly and unattractive, break the flow of a clean design.

Double trash can pull out keeps waste and recycling out of reach of pets and children, tucked into painted white Shaker cabinets

Additionally, if you have pets or children, chances are someone will rummage through the bins when your back is turned. Reduce these risks by placing your bins in a cabinet. Often located near the sink and prep areas, the pull-out trash cabinets put your messes out of sight.

Two-tier Utensil Drawer in White with Silverware

Further reduce the clutter in your kitchen by taking advantage of cutlery and utensil dividers. Flatware and most utensils are best stored in drawers with dividers to separate and organize items.

Consider locating your flatware drawers near your dishes as part of your everyday use and your dishwasher for speedy clean-up. Keep utensils located next to cooking and prep areas. A smart solution for smaller kitchens is to use a two-tier drawer to increase storage capacity.

Smart storage solutions by CliqStudios keeps your kitchen organized with features such as this upright tray divider base cabinet, shown here in Dayton shaker cabinet style in painted White finish and paired with Dayton in painted Carbon finish.

Stuck on where to store your useful but awkward sheet trays, cutting boards and cooling racks? A divider gives you easy access and visibility.

Smart storage solutions by CliqStudios keeps your kitchen organized with features such as this upright tray divider base cabinet, shown here in Dayton shaker cabinet style in painted White finish and paired with Dayton in painted Carbon finish.

At CliqStudios we have a number of options for efficient tray storage in your kitchen design. Whether stored in your base cabinets or above your refrigerator or wall oven, tray dividers add value to underutilized kitchen areas.

Tired of reaching blindly into the back of your cabinets hoping to locate the item you need? Do you find yourself pulling out every pot on the shelf trying to find the correct one? Roll-out trays in base cabinets are one of the best ways to increase efficiency and visibility in your kitchen design.

Choose between one or two trays for your base cabinets with glides that remove the need to constantly shift you items to find what you need.

Final Thoughts

Family in kitchen with man stirring pot on professional gas range over black drawer base cabinets and mother dancing with baby

A kitchen that works for you improves your cooking experience and creates a safe retreat. Make smart choices with your kitchen storage and you will in turn boost your kitchen design [Where do I get the best design ideas?].

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  1. apluskitchen Reply

    This is great blog new kitchen project

  2. Sandy Reply

    What’s the dimensions of this kitchen? This is pretty much exactly what I want my kitchen to look like.

    • CliqStudios Social Media Reply

      Thanks for your question! The kitchen is approximately 144″ by 188″ in size

  3. annette Reply

    I like the countertops, thinking of putting new countertops on my counters, I like granic countertops, is that what is on this countertop, in this ad picture?

    • CliqStudios Social Media Reply

      The countertops were sourced locally by the homeowners, so we don’t have those details.

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