Maximizing Storage in a Small Kitchen Remodel

Small kitchens can be a challenge, but with a well-planned remodel by Complete Construction, you can create a culinary haven that feels spacious and functional. The key lies in maximizing storage solutions without sacrificing style. Here, we’ll explore clever design ideas to maximize storage in a small kitchen remodel.

Maximizing Storage in a Small Kitchen Remodel

Utilize Vertical Space

Small kitchens often benefit from taking advantage of vertical space. Here’s how Complete Construction can help you achieve this:

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets: Standard cabinets often leave a gap above them. Extend cabinets all the way to the ceiling for additional storage. Complete Construction offers custom cabinetry solutions to perfectly fit your space.

Wall-mounted shelves: Open shelves or floating shelves can add storage for frequently used items like dishes, cookbooks, or decorative accents. They can also visually expand the space by keeping the layout light and airy.

Pot racks: Hanging pot racks mounted on the ceiling or wall free up valuable cabinet space and keep your pots within easy reach.

Upper cabinet with pull-down shelves: These ingenious cabinets feature shelves that tilt down for easy access to items stored high up.

Exploit Hidden Gems: Awkward Areas Transformed

Small kitchens often have awkward nooks and crannies that can be transformed into storage havens.  Complete Construction can help you brainstorm these hidden gems:

Corner cabinets with Lazy Susans: Install smart corner cabinets with built-in Lazy Susans to utilize those hard-to-reach corners effectively.

Base cabinets with pull-out drawers: Instead of traditional shelves, opt for deep drawers with dividers for pots, pans, and baking sheets. This makes it easier to access items in the back and keeps your cabinets organized.

Appliance garage cabinets: Keep countertop appliances like toasters and blenders hidden away in dedicated cabinets that fold up or slide shut, creating a clean and clutter-free look.

Over-the-door organizers: Utilize the back of cabinet doors with organizers for spices, cleaning supplies, or oven mitts.

Smart Storage Solutions: Optimizing Functionality

Even within standard cabinets, smart storage solutions can maximize space and make everyday tasks more efficient. Here are some ideas Complete Construction can incorporate:

Cabinet risers: Create extra vertical space within cabinets with risers that elevate items, allowing you to store additional things underneath.

Tiered shelves: Install shelves with multiple tiers to categorize and stack items, maximizing cabinet capacity.

Dividers and organizers: Use drawer dividers, cabinet separators, and lazy Susan organizers to keep your cabinets tidy and make it easy to find what you need.

In-drawer storage solutions: Utilize drawer inserts for utensils, cutlery trays, or spice racks to create designated spaces within drawers.

Beyond Cabinets: Multi-Functional Furniture

In a small kitchen, furniture needs to work double-duty. Consider these space-saving options from Complete Construction:

Kitchen islands with built-in storage: A well-designed island can provide extra prep space, seating, and hidden storage compartments underneath.

Rolling carts: Mobile kitchen carts offer additional storage and workspace, and can be easily tucked away when not in use.

Banquettes with storage ottomans: Banquettes with built-in storage ottomans provide comfortable seating while offering hidden storage for blankets, linens, or kitchen essentials.

Declutter and Edit ruthlessly

Before your remodel, declutter your existing kitchen. Get rid of unused appliances, expired pantry items, and broken dishes. This not only frees up space for the renovation but also helps you determine how much storage you truly need.

Complete Construction: Your Partner in Small Kitchen Remodeling

At Complete Construction, we understand the unique challenges of a small kitchen remodel.  We offer expert consultations, innovative ideas, and top-quality craftsmanship to create a kitchen that maximizes storage and functionality without compromising on style. Contact us today for a free consultation and turn your dream kitchen into a reality.