Installing a bespoke kitchen that is beautiful on the outside is useless if it isn’t beautiful and functional on the inside too. The principle that you should have nothing in your house that isn’t useful should also apply to the kitchen and your planning should seriously take this into account.
While spending time planning the insides of cupboards isn’t as exciting as picking the colors and style, it is very important to get them right. With living space at a premium your kitchen needs to make innovative use of the storage space to make it functional for you and to keep it neat and tidy.
Start with your current kitchen
The best way to identify what you need is to look at your existing kitchen and see where the pitfalls are. If you can identify what is lacking in your current kitchen then you can determine what it is that you need. Carefully consider space saving options as these can increase your available storage space dramatically.
Storage is also about where you are storing things. The storage in your new kitchen needs to be practical for you so that it is functional as a kitchen. Consider where you will be when you need certain items and keep certain things separate. If you keep cutlery away from your prep area then someone can lay the table while you are preparing food. Your storage for items that you only use at Christmas can be tucked away in a cupboard that is hard to access, but if you need it often then keep it accessible while the kitchen is in use.
Store to order
The final important step to take is to create storage that adds order to your kitchen. By using bespoke draws you can create order in your kitchen as well as adding space. Install a draw with a spice rack that displays all of your herbs and keep your cutlery separate. To do this properly you need to know what you want in your draws and how they will be used, but adding order through draws will help you to make the most of your space.