I have found that my kitchen is the epicenter of entertaining in my home and that it needs to be well organized, functional, beautiful and clutter free. Because a well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen, we at The Cabinetry address storage requirements early in the design process.
An almost endless array of options are available to store food, cookware, utensils, countertop appliances (blenders, mixers, etc.), recycling containers and so on. We suggest our clients assess what currently exists in their kitchens and encourage them to inventory their cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, storage containers, cutlery, knives, utensils, gadgets and countertop appliances. Then we encourage them to take the new floor plan we’ve created and label each cabinet with its intended contents. This ensures there’s enough storage for everything in the new kitchen and it provides a handy guide for putting everything away when it’s time to move back in.
This is also a great time to purge items that they never use. Space permitting, items that they use infrequently or even as little as once a year (the large roasting pan for Thanksgiving turkey) can be relegated to upper cabinets or to other rooms in the home to open up prime real estate for the utensils and equipment that they use most frequently.
If you’re planning a new kitchen and want one that allows you to throw the best dinner parties that you could dream of, please give us a call at 781-749-6777 or email us at [email protected]. Happy entertaining!