05|2017

Kitchen Organization and Storage Tips

Custom shelving in pantry

Having an organized kitchen is at the top of the list for most of our clients. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos letter to shareholders this year hit the nail squarely on the head when he wrote that the primary reason for businesses to be obsessively customer focused is that

“customers are always beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied, even when they report being happy and business is great. Even when they don’t yet know it, customers want something better, and your desire to delight customer will drive you to invent on their behalf.”

When we invent on the behalf of our customers, we accomplish our primary goal of exceeding your expectations. And, we also have learned that regardless of the brilliance and innovativeness of our designs, our customers need, want and deserve better. That’s why the design of a new kitchen or bath is never truly completed. There are always small and incremental improvements to enhance what already exists. There is no better evidence of that idea than the ability to better organize and store equipment, supplies, utensils or just about anything else that lives in your kitchen. The following organization tools have caught our attention recently and can be easily installed in any kitchen or bath.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

  1. Mount organizers or shoe racks to the backsides of interior doors to store and organize cleaning supplies.
  2. The back sides of doors offer multiple storage solutions. One customer mounted a chalkboard that is used for grocery lists and installed bars with hooks to hold measuring cups.
  3. Install pop-up outlet stations to charge smart devices, laptops, and other electronic devices that enable you to use appliances on islands or other parts of the kitchen where access to power historically is limited.
  4. Have too many water bottles and coffee travel mugs? Consider magazine file holders to keep them organized and within hands-reach.
  5. Need more space for pots and pans? Check out a sliding rack mounted underneath your kitchen sink.
  6. Snacks such as pretzels and chips in family-sized packages create storage challenges. Try attaching snack packages to skirt hangers and placing them in a pantry or in a cabinet.
  7. Convert your fake drawer into a paper towel holder.
  8. We recently placed a cutting board with a hole in the center of it inside the top drawer of a cabinet. Below is the trash container that accepts scraps.
  9. Have lots of knives, forks, spoons and other utensils? Check out tiered drawer organizers.
  10. Cake stands can be used for more than displaying your favorite dessert. One of our customers is using a sculptural cake stand as an elevated soap dish.
  11. Need a dedicated place for charging cell phones? Attach a towel rack with a hanging basket below an electrical outlet.
  12. Expand your storage and workspaces with a kitchen cart on wheels.
  13. Store trash bags on rollers underneath the sink or in a cabinet.

Not only are these kitchen cabinets beautiful but they are also functional inside.

Cookie sheet storage in kitchen cabinet
Take a look at just a sampling of the different storage and organizational features your JM designer can add to your custom kitchen. These extras make your life easier whether you are cooking dinner for the family or entertaining a huge crowd.

Organizational Help & Kitchen Storage Extras

Muted blue painted cabinets with gold accents Dark and light painted custom kitchen cabinetry

Each line of cabinetry that JM uses to design kitchens has its own special organization and storage special features. If you are interested in learning how to make your kitchen more attractive and easier to use with innovative storage ideas, give us a call (303) 300-4400 in Denver or (303) 688-8279 in Castle Rock.