One of the benefits of installing custom cabinets instead of prefabricated cabinets is that you can change the shape, size, and configuration of the cabinets to ensure that they work for your needs. Many homeowners struggle with keeping their kitchen properly organized. An unorganized kitchen makes cooking less enjoyable and can cause you to lose precious prep time. If you struggle with kitchen organization, here are three custom cabinet options to help you get the most from your space.
1. Sliding Cabinet Shelves
A downside of conventional cabinets is that they typically leave a large amount of space unused. Or, you may be able to use the space, but it results in you having to take all of your pots and pans out to find what you are looking for. Sliding cabinet shelves add a physical divider to your cabinets, essentially turning a single cabinet into two smaller cabinets. With fewer items in a single space, this makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
Sliding cabinet shelves also make it more comfortable to use cabinets that are low to the ground. You can use the in-cabinet shelf to house items that you tend to frequently use so that you don't have to stoop as often.
2. Deeper or Wider Cabinets
An unfortunate reality of many baking dishes and cookie sheets is that they simply do not fit comfortably in a standard-sized cabinet. Many homeowners know the struggle of trying to maneuver a large baking sheet at the right angle so that it will fit inside of your cabinet. You can change the size of your cabinets to accommodate these large pieces better. Your custom cabinet designer can work with you to determine what size cabinets will work best for your storage needs without sacrificing valuable space in your kitchen.
3. Built-in Racks
Built-in racks are great for efficiently storing and displaying smaller items, such as spices and cooking utensils. Since these items are physically contained by the racks, this also decreases the likelihood that you accidentally knock an item out of your cabinet.
You have a couple of options when it comes to built-in racks. One alternative is to attach the rack to the interior of your cabinet's door; this adds an extra layer of storage and is ideal for items that you want to house side-by-side. Another solution is to outfit the entire cabinet with a rack. This option is preferable for larger or heavier items that you need to organize.
Contact a company like Olson Cabinets & Woodworking Inc for more information and assistance.