When it comes to kitchen equipment (whether you feel like it or not), you also have to be very practical and think about storage space. Meanwhile, there are many elegant variants and several great examples of successful storage space in the kitchen. This opens on the one hand many interesting design options in front of you. At the same time, however, you can do many things wrong. And before that we want to warn you.
Let’s start with the traditional variant for storage space in the kitchen. It’s about the locked cabinets. The biggest advantage here is that of course they can make a lot of small stuff invisible. This creates a seamless, elegant, modern space. This is suitable for people who are reluctant to waste time cleaning up. However, the locked kitchen cabinets can visually narrow a narrow space visually. In addition, the opening and closing in this case is quite exhausting and not very pleasant. However, these problems can be solved with the right colors and mechanisms.
No matter for what reason you have decided for the locked kitchen cabinets, you must strive for their decoration. This solution for the storage space is simply not very individual. That’s why you should optically enrich the room with appropriate accents.
With a larger number of kitchen cabinets, the monochrome color scheme could become too boring. In this case you can combine several shades with each other.
Is your kitchen too tight? Do not be afraid to use open shelves. This storage system also offers many advantages. Thus, the kitchen can appear really full of character.
Depending on what items you display, you can always achieve a different combination of colors and textures. At the same time the kitchen equipment looks wider and brighter. This effect is even more noticeable if you opt for light nuances.
Not always the best order is a must for the beautiful appearance of the open shelves. It is enough if there is a continuous principle. Maybe you can sort the items by color, but also by function or size. This will make the design of the kitchen shelves comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Concentration of the storage areas in the upper area of the kitchen
What about the distribution of the storage areas? These can be moved completely upwards or downwards. Let’s take a look at the first variant. If you put everything up, you have tread. Under the worktops, you can store larger items, side tables, stools, kitchen appliances.
Many people also consider moving the storage space to the top much more practical because it makes it easier to get an overview.
The storage space is shifted downwards
The concentration of storage space in the lower area also has some important advantages. The empty walls in the upper area spread your kitchen visually. Besides, the disorder, even with open shelves, is not immediately noticed.
The disadvantage is that you have less tread than in the previously described variant. The open walls can also be decorated great and thus the kitchen gets a comfortable character. The functional aspect fades into the background. This is very useful if you are integrating the kitchen into an open plan, usually with dining or living room.
Many combinations of the variants just described are possible. This allows you to emphasize the benefits of a room and provide a lot of harmony and balance. The combination of open and closed storage space allows you to show only those items that you really love. The rest can be stowed nicely in cupboards.
If you have a kitchen with an irregular floor plan, you can move strategic storage up and down in certain areas. Thus you define clearly different zones and / or compensate for the visual gravity of the kitchen equipment.