Thanks to the advent of the open concept kitchen, upper cabinetry in kitchens is becoming as obsolete as the VHS tape. But what do you do to make up for the lost storage space? Here are our suggestions!
- Consider a long island of drawers. While not convenient for your pots, necessarily, this is certainly a good storage option if you have a lot of utensils.
- Hang some shelves from the ceiling. Use a steel plate to anchor the shelving appropriately so you can add heavy items, such as pots and pans, and they won’t cause the shelving to fall.
- Install open cubbies into the wall and add appropriately-recessed lighting to accentuate the accessories you’d like to display.
- Shelf brackets are a lifesaver when it comes to accessorizing appropriately, especially if space is at a premium in your apartment. It also gives the “Craftsman” look.
- Walk-in pantries can be lifesavers, too. Many walk-in pantries are too big to hold extensive food products, so use the excess space to store your cookware.
- Do you want to keep the upper cabinetry without looking like you did? Just take the doors off! This will keep everything within easy reach AND make the kitchen look trendy without sacrificing form and function.
- Your island is also your ally when creating a storage space. Try to install some cabinets into the island in the center of the open concept kitchen to create more much needed storage.
- High ceilings are your friend. Use cleverly-installed cabinetry in the ceiling to display decoration pieces.