Scandinavian BlissScandinavian Kitchen, London
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Slots for awkward itemsAnyone who bakes will probably add a place for bun tins and chopping boards to their list of dream storage solutions. This cupboard ticks that box perfectly.By dividing the cabinet into four sections, the kitchen designers have created distinct areas to store items upright. The smaller areas allow the trays and boards to sit vertically without falling over, and each one can be removed easily without disturbing neighbouring items.
Divide the spaceChopping boards, baking trays, roasting tins and racks can be very cumbersome to get in and out of a cupboard. Stack them neatly with a simple four-way divider (or two-way, depending on the size of your cupboard). No more swearing under your breath when you’re trying to wrestle out a bun tin…Find local carpenters and joiners to help with built-in solutions in the Houzz Professionals Directory.
Mistake 3: Stacking itemsIf you try to pile numerous items on top of each other, you might find it tricky to remove things without the stack toppling over. The solution: Store as much as possible vertically. Just as it’s far better to store books side by side on a bookshelf than in a pile, this rule can be applied to many things around the home. Baking trays and chopping boards in the kitchen are much easier to retrieve and return if they’re stored this way. It can also be a cunning way to make the most of a narrow recess in the kitchen, or try slotting a divider into a standard cupboard, as these homeowners have done.Similarly, don’t stack T-shirts and other clothes – store them vertically, running front to back, within a drawer, so when you’re looking for an item, you can see all the ‘spines’ of the folded garments and make your selection without disturbing the others.
Partition your cabinetsOne of the key features of a designer kitchen is bespoke storage tailored to your needs. Adding partitions to your cupboards is a simple way to create smaller compartments, seemingly designated for particular items. These can easily be fitted by a carpenter, or by yourself if you’re a dab hand at DIY.
Divide and quarterThis is a simple but effective way to make a regular kitchen cupboard work harder. A vertical divide and two little shelves turn one storage area into four neat compartments, each just the right size for chopping boards, baking sheets and trays.See the rest of this kitchenGot a brilliant kitchen storage tip? Share it in the Comments below.