How do you determine the storage needs of your kitchen?
The amount of cupboard storage you need in your kitchen depends on what and how much you have. The more items you have to store in your kitchen, the more you should consider the organisation and storage options for your new space.
Conversely, the fewer items you have, the more flexible your design options will be. Small family of two? You might consider replacing your wall cabinets with open shelving and larger windows.
1. Assess your family's needs
Every kitchen is as unique as the family it supports. Therefore, assessing your family's needs is key to determining your storage basket requirements.
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As you assess your kitchen, ask yourself these questions.
What is your current family size and what will it look like in 5, 10 or 15 years?
How often and how intensely do you cook and entertain?
What parts of the kitchen are not working well?
Are the storage areas in your kitchen particularly cramped?
Which specific cabinets or drawers are used most often?
Are there other activities that take place in your kitchen (such as laundry, paperwork or indoor gardening) that could use more functionality?
Are there appliances that are permanently on the countertop because there is nowhere else to put them?
How efficient is your storage? Is everything where it needs to be, or do you find yourself constantly transporting things for everyday tasks?
Keeping a close eye on how your kitchen is currently being used will help you understand which storage areas are working well and which areas need improvement.
2. Take stock of your kitchen
When determining your storage needs, you can start by taking stock of your kitchen.
Taking stock of your kitchen can be a very inspiring activity. You may be surprised at all the different categories of items in your kitchen:
3. Organise your belongings
Does your kitchen feel cluttered? Are your cupboards and drawers full of items that are rarely used?
One way to tackle a cluttered kitchen is to increase storage space, another is to reduce it. A kitchen remodel is the perfect time to organise your belongings and get rid of the things you don't use. It increases your storage space in a functional way and doesn't cost you a dime!
Other benefits of tidying up include increased energy, creativity and confidence, as well as reduced anxiety and stress. Many people report that tidying up allows people to focus on what really matters, leading to a happier, healthier life.
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