One of the kitchen features that never fails to come up in conversation during almost all our design appointments is storage. There’s nothing more annoying than wasting time rummaging to the back of cupboards in search of crockery or utensils, and the last thing you want is to invest in a stunning new kitchen design only to find your freshly installed worktops gathering clutter.
At The London Kitchen Co., our talented and experienced designers take the time to tailor their designs to suit the specific requirements of every client. We utilise a host of stylish and practical storage solutions to create our stunning interiors, and to help you find some fantastic ideas for your new space, we’ve put together this handy guide to our top 6 storage features.
A Showstopping Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands have long been one of the most sought-after kitchen features, and thanks to their amazing practical benefits and impressive looks, it’s not exactly hard to see why. Bringing impressive additional worktop and storage space to your kitchen, they can certainly help quell some of your practical concerns. However, the versatile island doesn’t just expand your storage capacity. Offering the potential to introduce appliances such as sinks, ovens and hobs, kitchen islands can help establish a fantastic layout, making your space much more efficient and enjoyable to use.
Ingenious Storage Drawers
From deep pan drawers to ingenious pull-out larders, drawers often prove more useful than traditional cupboards, making them an essential component of modern kitchen design. They give convenient access right to the back of your units, so you needn’t spend time emptying cupboards to find what you need. Allowing you to stack and store all your crockery in one place, strong and durable drawers make a great addition to a kitchen island. Slim pull-out units are ideal for maximising tight spaces, offering the perfect spot to keep cooking oils and bottles. The simple yet easily overlooked drawer has the potential to transform how you use your kitchen.
Beautiful Oak Pantry Cupboards
Combining superb functionality and gorgeous looks, a pantry cupboard makes a wonderful kitchen feature. Pairing narrow door mounted racks with shallow shelves allows you to find what you’re looking for at a glance. And what’s more, with your own custom internal arrangement, keeping your pantry perfectly organised has never been easier. Their gorgeous oak finish and neat internal configuration make delving into your cupboard a real pleasure. Available in single, double and corner designs, there are plenty of options to complement every space.
Stylish Open Shelving
From catching up over a cup of tea to hosting festive gatherings, kitchens often provide the backdrop to many a family occasion, and so it’s essential your new space doesn’t just function well but looks great too. Overhead cabinets have long been used to maximise storage and keep clutter out of sight. However, lining every wall with bulky cabinetry can result in a rather enclosed and claustrophobic space. Open shelving offers a fantastic solution, opening up your room while still providing handy accessible storage. Including stylish open shelving in your kitchen is a great way to add character and personality to your space by displaying your favourite artwork and ornaments alongside everyday kitchen essentials.
Feature Storage Alcoves
Just like open shelving, cleverly placed storage alcoves can bring a quirky personal touch to your kitchen design. Alcoves are ideal for displaying recipe books and ornaments. However, the addition of storage baskets or boxes can also create a perfect place to hide the ubiquitous assortment of odds and sods we all somehow seem to collect. Alcoves can easily be added to a kitchen island and also look great built into a row of overhead cupboards or at the end of a tall unit.
Charming Glass-Fronted Cabinets
If you’re aiming for a more classic and luxurious kitchen style, glass-fronted cabinets present a distinctly sophisticated solution to punctuating a bland row of overhead cupboards. Offering the same traditional storage benefits as a standard overhead unit, glass-fronted cabinets make a wonderful place to display glassware and crockery, especially when combined with beautiful glowing integrated lighting.
Whether you envisage a sleek and minimal modern interior or a glamorous classic design, storage is a fundamental part of achieving a practical and beautiful kitchen. However, storage is as much about quality as it is about quantity. Accessibility and organisation play a vital role when it comes to finding a solution that works for you. Here at The London Kitchen Co., our experts know exactly what it takes to create the most stylish and ergonomic bespoke storage solution. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your upcoming project, we would love to hear from you. You can call us on 020 7127 5235 or email [email protected].