Think Outside The (Cabinet) Box

Dream Doors Cabinet

Storage space is a precious commodity, especially when it comes to the kitchen. With more gadgets and ingredients than ever, it’s becoming seemingly impossible to find every item “a home”. This has become an even bigger problem in the rise of the “tiny house movement.” The average new British home is now just 925 square feet – barely half the size they were in the 1920s. This means we have to be more resourceful and inventive than ever when it comes to utilising space in the kitchen.

Our kitchen cabinets account for the majority of storage space in our kitchens – so let’s consider how we might better use these. While we at Dream Doors have umpteen solutions to every kind of storage problem, there are a few sneaky things you can do to maximise what you have. Instead of the traditional thinking of “inside” the cabinets, let’s take a look outside the box:

1. Use the space below your kitchen cabinets:

Think Outside The (Cabinet) Box

By creating an additional shelf directly below the cabinets, you can give yourself a whole new area to play with. It is especially handy when it comes to items we use on a regular basis such as herbs and spices and our daily dose of caffeine.

2. Use the space above your kitchen cabinets:

Think Outside The (Cabinet) Box

We all have that awkward space between the top of our kitchen cabinets and the ceiling – a dust collector of sorts. Why not put this gap to use? Using boxes or baskets, you can neatly store away the items that you may not readily need access to. Not only does it fill this void, it also becomes a useful spot to hide away some of that unnecessary clutter.

3. Use the inside of your cabinet doors:

Think Outside The (Cabinet) Box

We’re back inside the box, but this time we’re making use of the space in it’s entirety. Just think of the number of cabinet doors you have and how much scope there is for storage. They can easily and neatly contain jars and bottled goods as well as those pesky chopping boards.

4. Use the inside of your cabinet doors:

Think Outside The (Cabinet) Box

Using some hooks or even a towel rack, you can easily turn the side of your cabinet into an additional hanging space. Pots and pans are among the most difficult of kitchen supplies to store away — not to mention noisy. By casually hanging them by your cabinets, you can save yourself a lot of agro and, if you’re lucky enough to own such lovely bronzed utensils, you can at the same time create a delightful feature.

Not only are all these ideas inexpensive and completely effective, chances are they can be recreated by even the least handiest of us. However, if they don’t quite cut it, take a look at some of Dream Doors’ clever kitchen storage solutions instead:

Latest from the blog

View all posts

20 October 2017

Easy Halloween Costumes for the Little Ones

It’s almost that time of year again! The season for scares, tricks, [...]

Read more
Bee Month

26 September 2017

Honey Month- Save the Bees!

It’s becoming increasingly important to save Britain’s bees. However, many people still [...]

Read more
Dream Doors West Edinburgh

18 September 2017

Quality Kitchen Makeovers arrive in the West Edinburgh area!

Dream Doors, the UK’s leading kitchen door replacement franchise, has just opened [...]

Read more
dream doors 60,000th makeover

8 September 2017

Dream Doors Completes 60,000th Kitchen Makeover!

Dream Doors, the UK’s largest kitchen door replacement franchise, has just completed [...]

Read more

4 September 2017

Odd September “Days” You Never Knew Existed

9/5 – Be Late for Something Day Just be late for something! Pretty [...]

Read more
fun jigsaw puzzle

22 August 2017

Dream Doors Jigsaw!

Can you solve these tricky puzzles? Sure the ones under “easy” difficulty [...]

Read more

Find your local showroom
enter the first part of your postcode only

Get a quote

enter the first part of your postcode only