Kitchen Storage Innovations

Are you considering remodeling or updating your kitchen? Whether you have a huge eat-in kitchen or more of a “cozy” space, one thing we can all agree on is the need for awesome storage solutions that will stand the test of time. Read on for some creative storage solutions that we’re loving right now.

Pull-Out Trash Can
While trash can placement may not be the most exciting part of a kitchen remodel, it is definitely the one area of the kitchen that will be used by every member of the family, every day. Conserve valuable space under your sink by installing a pull-out wastebasket. You can even install a pull-out cutting board above the trash can - cut a hole in the middle of the cutting board and you can scrape refuse straight into the garbage. Now that is something to get excited about!

Pull-Out Vertical Storage
If your cutting boards, muffin tins, and cookie sheets always seem to be taking up way too much horizontal space, it’s time to go vertical! Large, flat items such as these can be stored upright above the oven or microwave in cabinets with vertical dividers, or in a low, narrow cupboard designed specifically for this purpose.

Pull-Out Pantry
Even if your kitchen is on the small side, you can still have a great pantry space. Tall cabinets that pull straight out from the wall, with deep shelves inside are a great way to conserve space while giving your family plenty of storage for larger items like cereal boxes, pasta, and those multi-packs from the warehouse store.

Pot Racks
We all know how much space pots and pans can consume, especially when cabinet space is at a premium. Why not install a pot and pan rack over your stove? Not only does this open up a huge amount of storage space, those items are now right where you need them when it’s time to cook dinner.

Lazy Susans
Not just for your mother’s kitchen anymore, the Lazy Susan is an idea that is truly timeless in kitchen storage because it transforms awkward corner spaces into usable storage. Lazy Susans are perfect for spices, canned goods and so much more.

Multipurpose Islands
When we think of a kitchen island, it’s generally in terms of the space created on top for eating, food prep, and the like. But, what about the space below the countertop? Remodelers today are using that space for so much more than cabinets, including innovations like pull-out microwaves, beverage chillers and wine racks.

If you’re considering updating or renovating your kitchen, the pros at Osteen Cabinets and Trim are ready to help turn your dreams into reality! Give us a call today at 803-720-6447 and let’s get started!