Working in the kitchen doesn’t have to be a chore. While cooking can be a tedious task, there are kitchen gadgets available that can help you get more creative—from innovative coffee brewers, to cute pepper shakers.
It’s important to remember, however, that even the best tools need to be stored properly. After all, you don’t want to break them, or have your kitchen look like a cluttered mess either.
That said, here are some things to keep in mind about storing some of your favourite kitchen gadgets.
Not all tools have to be hidden behind your refrigerator or at the back of your cupboard. If they’re neat and well-designed, why not show them off instead? There are many simple yet sleek rice cookers you can check out online, many of which should fit right in on any neutral counter. You won’t have to worry about it making your kitchen look crowded. On the other hand, a sleek all-metal kettle is a great way to promote a minimalist aesthetic in your home. Kitchen gadgets don’t need stashing when they look like they’re part of the design.
Utilize cabinet tops
Unless your cabinets are stretched to the ceiling, its tops are actually prime real estate for storage. Since they’re tough to reach, they’re best used for tools you don’t use often. Moreover, its focal position makes it a good place to show off some of your bigger tools like pasta cutters and cake mixers.
Have them built-in
Then again, you won’t have to worry about storage when your favourite electronics are either built between cabinets or into walls. This is a good option especially for large electronics, such as ovens and stoves. Lately, people have taken to putting in coffee machines into their kitchen walls as well. Plus, having kitchen gadgets built-in will make them look less bulky in appearance.
Hide some of them
Not every gadget will look cohesive with the other parts of your kitchen. In this case, find ways to conceal them where they’re not in use. Hide commonly used appliances, such as toasters, behind hidden storage options like sliding doors. That way, it’s easy to access. The ones you use for special occasions, like blenders and pressure cookers, can be placed in proper storage bins. Only take them out when you need them.
Opt for floating shelves
If you’ve run out of storage space, know that you can always have more by building floating shelves. Floating shelves are great, since the cost to have them installed is way cheaper than buying new cabinets. Plus, they can be placed pretty much anywhere. Incidentally, open shelving is also good for adding visual space to your kitchen, making it look bigger than it actually is. Just make sure that whatever is displayed on them fits in with the rest of your design.
All in all, storage solutions not only have to be accessible, but they need to match the overarching theme of your kitchen too. Is yours contemporary? Rustic? Maybe industrial? Whichever it is, the trick is to choose storage options that go well with everything else.
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Written by Jane Jones for accentrenovations.ca