Kitchen Remodeling: Smart Storage Part I

July 02, 2015

Are you considering a kitchen remodeling project for your Northern VA home? The cabinetry line we offer, Yorktowne Cabinetry, offers optional baking and cooking storage in their cabinetry as add-ons. You can easily opt to have any of these features added to your kitchen cabinetry, and they help maximize storage and organization. Here are some great options to choose from, including the benefits of adding each.


1. Base Pantry Cabinet with Full-Height Butt Doors

Base Pantry Cabinetry

This type of cabinet add-on includes pull out doors at the floor level, which function as extra pantry space. They conveniently open up with extra shelves. These cabinets are full length – from your countertops to floor level. Base pantry cabinets are particularly useful if you have lots of baking and cooking ingredients like spices – this way, you can always conveniently keep them on hand.

2. Corner Drawers

Corner Drawers

Corner drawers are just what they seem. They are drawers that pull out from the corners of your cabinetry, which utilize space that may not be used otherwise. Often times, cabinets open awkwardly at corners, but these drawers allow for storage in places you might not use otherwise. Corner drawers can be utilized in any space, and are a great option for storing Tupperware, dishes, and other kitchen supplies.

3. Pull Out Spice Rack

Pull Out Spice Rack

We love the idea of adding a built-in pull out spice rack in cabinetry. A pull out spice rack enables you to automatically have a place to keep your spices rather than having them out on your countertops. This feature is great for de-cluttering, and is especially useful for those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking.

4. Rolling Island Cart

Rolling Island

A rolling island cart is a fantastic option for anyone looking for additional counter space in the kitchen. It can be built in underneath your counter tops and between your cabinets, and rolls out as additional counter space or a cutting board. There are several materials to choose from, including granite and other stones as well as butcher block. If you spend a lot of time baking, this may be a good choice for you.

5. Tiered Cutlery Divider

Tiered Cutlery

Rather than buying inserts for your drawers, you can opt to have dividers built in to them. This tiered option creates additional space for utensils, which is an advantage over other dividers you can use. If you find that you have several different types of utensils and kitchen tools, this is a great, simple option to maximize organization.


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Lensis Builders, Inc. is a build/design firm proudly serving the Northern Virginia area. We specialize in kitchen and bath design and remodeling, additions, whole house remodels, home energy and comfort solutions, porches, garages, and more. Our firm works closely with you to design and build the house of your dreams. We are passionate about building and remodeling and have been helping homeowners “love where they live” for 20 years.