Cabinets are a practical and convenient storing solution for the majority of kitchens. They can also add style and flair to your kitchen as well. The issue with cabinetry is that some models have smaller storage space than others. Cabinets can have extra shelving built inside, which adds extra storage space, but if this isn't present, then you need to be inventive about making the most of the space in your cabinets. There are various tricks that you can use to maximize the storage space in new cabinets.

Measure Your Cabinet Space

The first step to getting the most from your cabinet space is knowing how big it is. Measure from the top of one cabinet door frame down to the floor, then across to make a square or rectangular shape on the floor that fits snugly against two adjacent walls. Use a measuring tape for this part of the process if possible, or take measurements with a ruler to ensure accuracy. You may also want to plan out any electrical outlets or lighting fixtures that need to fit into this area as well.

Choosing the Right Types of Cabinet Units

There are so many different types of kitchen cabinets available, and each type has its own benefits and disadvantages. When choosing your new kitchen cabinets, consider how much storage you will need, how much space you have in your kitchen, and what style of cabinets you like the best.

  • Tall Cabinets: If you have a large amount of cookware or bakeware that needs to be stored and your space allows, consider tall cabinets. Tall cabinets can be used to store pots and pans or even baking sheets and roasters. Taller cabinets will also be better suited for those who want easier access to their cooking supplies.
  • Shallow Cabinets: If you are limited on space in your kitchen, shallow cabinets might be best for you. Shallow cabinets are great because they do not take up too much space but also allow for more storage of smaller items such as pots and pans or other dishes that may not fit into larger cabinet spaces.
  • Freestanding Cabinets: If all else fails, freestanding cabinets can be an excellent option for those who have a small kitchen and little space to spare. Freestanding cabinets can fit just about anywhere, so you are able to get the most out of your limited space. They can even be moved if needed. 

You can combine the different cabinet variations to create the design you want and the space you need. 

Maximize your cabinetry's storage potential before you buy and install new cabinets. Contact a cabinet service to discuss the best options to add storage to your kitchen design.