The New Year brings about the need to de-clutter and reorganize. Everything in the kitchen is always behind closed doors, so why not mix things up this year? The ever popular “open floor concept” has now moved from “layout lingo” to “storage talk”. Here are a few tips to implementing the
open storage concept in your kitchen.
Hang your pots and pans
Lights and plants aren’t the only thing that can hang in your kitchen. Instead of having your pots and pans of different sizes scattered in storage areas throughout the kitchen, purchase a wrought iron pot rack. This not only frees up space, but it also adds character to your kitchen. And think about how much easier it will be to hang that large pot instead of trying to stuff it in the drawer under the stove.
You can turn the shelves into your kitchen into works of art! Hang your shelves and attach thin metal wires to the ceiling and to the shelves. The shelves will then appear to be floating. Not only will your dishes be displayed beautifully, but you’ll have a conversation starter as well.
Another place to consider storage is one that is “out of reach” so might’ve been “out of mind”. Above the refrigerator is a great place to store things you don’t use all the time, like large kitchen appliances and cookbooks. Another idea is instead of just placing and stacking these items up there, place them in baskets. Now you’ll not only be making use of that otherwise “wasted space”, but you’ll be organized and adding a little rustic décor.