Whether your house is large or small, storage is an issue for many families. It seems like there is never enough storage for kitchen necessities, cookware, laundry, clothing, toys, and shoes. The list seems endless, while the space can seem very limited. With the right kitchen cabinet, closet, and laundry room cabinet-storage accessories, you can turn every room of the house into a well-organized masterpiece.
Cabinet storage for your laundry room
In a laundry room, family storage can have you imagining mountainous piles of laundry with clean and dirty mixing together and you standing in the middle. Pretty picture, right…let’s clean it up.
Your laundry room can consist of a closet, a space at the end of a hallway, or an actual utility room. Either way, you can add storage to make the most of your area. In a closet, you can have your stackable washer and dryer or side-by-side to work around. If your appliances take up the entire floor space, let’s work with the overhead area.
Inside your closet, you can work with the shelving you have in place or remove the shelf for upper cabinets or install upper cabinets above the shelf. Inside those upper cabinets, you can have pullout shelving to store your laundry soap, have easy access to folded items or small items on a pullout organizer.
If you have space, you can install a hanging bar underneath the upper cabinets, and you now have enclosed storage with an area to hang clothing easily to cool after drying.
Now, if you a stackable washer and dryer, you can use a tall closet cabinet with upper cabinets with doors, shelving for shoes or baskets, and pullout drawers for smaller items.
In a larger laundry room, you can add additional base cabinets that will earn you a countertop for folding and ironing. Remember the hanging bar where you can to eliminate that step. Getting the laundry production under control for a family can be a big task, but easily handled with the right storage.
Creative cabinet storage for your bedroom closets
Bedroom closets do not receive enough love. Many homes have a standard shelf with a hanging bar, and that’s all. While it suits the closet function, it lacks other shelving and storage, and as a result, many items get tossed in and forgotten. Let’s reclaim your family’s bedroom, closets.
Realizing again, we are talking about everything from a small space 3 feet wide by 2 feet deep to a walk-in closet that is the size of a small room. There are closet systems perfect for every size space. The tall closet cabinet we discussed for the laundry room can work well in a small closet. In a small closet, you can fit two different system pieces together and take advantage of cabinets, shelving, shoe shelves, drawers, and two separate bars for hanging clothes. And that is for a small closet.
Now imagine what a double closet can look like, or how you can turn your large walk-in closet into something you’ve seen in the home of a famous person. Take the configuration for a small closet and determine if you need more shelving, enclosed storage, shoe, or drawer space. Add the right closet system piece, and all of your belongings will have a home at all times.
Perfect cabinet storage for your kitchen
We’ve shared our love of cabinet accessories on many blogs, and for a good reason…they maximize storage in ways you can’t do with an original model cabinet. Not that our original model cabinets are bad, but by adding pullouts, roll-outs, and extra shelving where you can, you’ll be rocking the workflow in your kitchen. With a family, that is a huge bonus.
A few of our favorites for families are dishware and cookware organization, pantry items, and deep drawer organizers. Let’s take a look.
- The between cabinet pullouts– These amazing pullouts come in 3 inches and 6 inches and various heights to work with the whole wall, or upper or base cabinets. Imagine using those hidden spaces between your cabinets as spice racks or pantry shelves. Or if you kids like crafts, you can conceal marker boxes and bottles of finger paint…the possibilities are endless.
- In cabinet pullouts- These units are quite popular to use space in the back of deeper cabinets that are rarely seen but often full of items that get shoved back there. Imagine an in cabinet pullout with hooks for your pots and lids instead of searching the cavernous recesses of your base cabinet for the cover to the one saucepan you are using. To take advantage of those smaller spaces, you can install a five-inch in cabinet pullout with tray dividers, pantry shelves, or kitchen utensil organizers.
- Waste container pullouts – No matter where you put the trash, you never want it to be seen. Hiding it away inside a cabinet is a great idea. While many people typically house them under the sink, they also have to pull out the trash can often and scrub down the inside of the cabinet from all the grime. Yuck! With a waste container pullout, trash and recycling have a built-in shelf with a soft close glide and easy access handle to be able to have your trash can available when you need it and without the mess.
- Lazy susan– We all love our corner cabinets, for the ten minutes they stay organized. After that, we are convinced most people only put items in there that they never want to see again. We want to shine some light on those items and allow them to be used once more. With a lazy susan turntable with a single level tray for upper cabinets or a dual tray for base cabinets, you can fill the corner until your heart is content and still easily reach every item with a flick of the wrist. And what about those base cabinets that you can’t access fully with a folding door? By installing a half moon lazy susan, the two extra shelves fold into that space giving you access and storage unattainable before.
- Cabinet organizers– These special additions can be added to the inside of any cabinet or on the back of any cabinet door. They are built to match the original cabinetry and will always look beautiful with your style of kitchen. Instead of taking up a shelf to house your stemware, consider a stemware hanger for the back of the cabinet door, or a baking tray organizer. Under the sink, you can add a door organizer for your cleaning supplies and towels.
- Drawer organizers– These built-in organizers are designed to maximize the use of every inch insider your drawers. You can get organizers for your flatware, knives, utensils, and spices. You can even house your dishware inside your deep base cabinet drawers with the right drawer peg system.
You will never look at cabinet storage the same again. With a family, it is always essential to have a spot for all of your belongings. By rethinking your cabinet storage options, you’ll have every inch of your house maximized, organized, and ready for the next family adventure. Talk with our cabinet designers today to help you start rethinking your storage.