NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOSContemporary Kitchen, London
Maximize space with this smartly designed kitchen. With a Scandinavian feel the NEW Portland range is perfect for a small but perfectly formed kitchen. High density particle board finished in melamine to give a matt finish with the look of Indian oak.
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Extend the utensil drawerIf you’re having a new kitchen, don’t scrimp on dedicated utensil storage. It’s obvious to build in space for small utensils and cutlery, but have you made room for tin foil and clingfilm rolls, large ladles, cheese graters and all those essential bits and pieces that might currently live in large pots on your worktop? This wide drawer, designed and fitted by Schmidt Kitchens, is a good solution, with room for items that might otherwise sit in a jar or knife block. Even if a whole new kitchen isn’t on the cards, you might find a consultation with a designer is worth its weight in gold, as they will often have ideas for revamping rather than ripping out an existing cook space. Meanwhile, could you commandeer an extra regular drawer and make compartments with drawer dividers as a short-term option?Read how a kitchen designer can keep your project on schedule and on budget.
Sort the silverwareHow many things in your cutlery drawer have ended up there without you realising? Set aside half an hour to completely empty the drawer and sort through everything that’s there. When the drawer is clear, give it all a thorough clean. This is a good time to replace an ill-fitting drawer divider with one that sits neatly, too. Put aside any unwanted utensils, tools or cutlery to donate to your local charity shop or recycle at the local household waste centre. Then only put back what you want to keep, allocating a section for each type of item, including utensils and baking accessories. The roomy drawer divider pictured even has a section for clingfilm.