Kitchen Design & Planning – Space Saving Storage Ideas


Kitchen Remodeling Toe Kick Drawer

Kitchen Remodeling Toe Kick Drawer

The best options for base cabinets in Kitchen design today are drawers. Drawers provide more useful storage, are easier to use and cost less than door cabinets with roll out shelves. Roll out shelves are designed to retrofit existing Kitchen base cabinets when you are not replacing your cabinets. If you are purchasing all new cabinets for your kitchen definitely think drawer storage.   Highlighted in this photo is the hidden baseboard toe kick drawer.  A great place to store place mats and grill accessories. Provide them where ever they make sense and you will find they are very useful for dining table linens and much more.

Above the toe kick drawer are (2) 36″ width base drawers.  Vertical dividers are used to separate the interior space for storage coffee mugs, tall to go water bottles, coffee, teas and K-cups for the buffet bar area with the smaller prep sink.   30″ width drawers are in the Center Island with a custom insert for knives in the top drawer.  The lower drawers are utilized for colanders, small tray storage and dog accessories.  Drawers can be outfitted with peg board inserts for dinner plates, bowls or pots and pans storage.

This custom Center Island is finished with a Teal Gray Metallic Industrial spray paint that wears like iron.  The paint finish is also used on the light trim molding below the upper cabinets and as an added flat pyramid shaped embellishment on the cabinets which end on the countertop.  This keeps the color flowing throughout the otherwise white kitchen and adds a soft timeless finishing touch to the custom cabinets.  The baseboard is actually plastic laminate finish that coordinates perfectly with the teal painted finish.  No one can tell the difference and the plastic laminate is perfect for maintenance issues.

Ordering new cabinets – think drawers, drawers and more drawers!  Multi-purpose, customizable, easy to use, practical and budget wise drawers win out.

 

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