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Ingenious Kitchen Storage Solutions

Adding functionality is typically the #1 priority for most homeowners when renovating their kitchen. This means an improved workflow, expanded prep space, and above all, more useful storage solutions.

Improving the storage space in your kitchen is more than just a matter of adding cupboards and drawers. What really matters is what lies within. In today’s most efficiently designed kitchens, storage accessories are the key to wrangling pantry items, cookware, small appliances, cleaning supplies, and all the things people tend to store in the kitchen.

Here are some of the storage solutions Canadian homeowners are embracing in an effort to conserve space and keep clutter at bay.

Vertical Storage

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Source: AYA Kitchens

Vertical storage is among the best innovations to enter Canadian kitchens in a very long time. Narrow, yet deep nooks were once left as wasted space and dust bunny collectors, but no longer. People are filling them with skinny pull out cupboards that resides beside refrigerators or between wider cabinets. Whether counter height, or floor-to-ceiling, these pull-out drawers have become the perfect location for pantry essentials and spices.


Toe Kick Drawers

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Kitchens with smaller footprints may need to make use of every available nook and cranny…including the toe kick space beneath the cabinets. Toe kick drawers can provide a smart storage solution for flat, non-food items like baking sheets and platters, coupons and stationery, j cloths and other cleaning supplies.

Updated Appliance Garage

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Source: AYA Kitchens

The appliance garage is back and better than ever! Keep your pressure cooker, slow cooker, mixer and more stowed in style with a gorgeously evolved version of this one-time storage staple. This is not your mother’s oak, roll up kitchen garage!


Heavy Appliance Lift Systems

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Source: Lowes

This is the ultimate storage accessory for anyone who owns one of those extremely heavy stand mixers. A heavy appliance lift system makes it easy to stow and use your mixer. This is a spring-loaded lift system, equipped with different weight-dependent lift settings.  The system is installed within a base cabinet, allowing you to bring your mixer or other appliance up to counter height when needed, or store it out of sight when not in use.


Hanging Pots and Pans Storage

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Source: Rev-A-Shelf

Don’t you hate it when you have to pull an entire stack of pots out of the drawer or cupboard just to get to the big post at the bottom? What if you didn’t have to go through that anymore? This incredibly smart, hanging storage system means no more stacking, nesting or lost lids.

Connect with local kitchen and cabinetry experts to learn more about the different kitchen storage solutions and accessories available to Canadian homeowners today.

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