70 smart storage options for organizing your small kitchen

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It's time to renovate your kitchen and if you are like most people you want your new kitchen to look beautiful but you also want it to work properly.

You've probably thought about what type of cabinet, countertop, floor, lighting and appliances you want, but that's just the starting point. To have a well-designed kitchen that meets your household's needs, your kitchen must function properly and have adequate storage.

My favorite place to start when designing a kitchen is with storage! It sounds boring at first blush, but believe me, a designer who cares about the correct placement of your kitchen utensils is worth their weight in gold.

So how do you determine the right amount of storage space for your space. Let's start with some basics.

There are three sizes of kitchens defined by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. They are small, medium and large.

The small kitchen consists of less than 150 square meters. The medium size kitchen starts at 151 square feet and goes up to 350 square feet. While the large kitchen is defined as a space greater than 350 square meters.

The first step in designing a kitchen with proper storage is to find out what size kitchen you have. Each size kitchen has its own set of guidelines set by NKBA to ensure that the correct amount of storage is reported.

This is how it works. A designer will take over all the design of a kitchen and break it down according to the cabinets facade. Each cabinet can be calculated as follows.

Cabinet width in inches x number of shelves and drawers x cupboard feet in depth = shelf and box.

A small kitchen requires 1,400 "shelf / drawer facade. A medium sized kitchen clocks in at 1,700" while a large kitchen requires 2,000 ".

Once you know how much fa├žade is required, you can decide how many cabinets are needed in your design to give the space the right storage needed to function.

When deciding which cabinets to use, not all cabinets are created equal. There are cabinets for pots, pans, utensils, cakes, dry goods, garbage, appliances, lids, chemicals and food. If it belongs in the kitchen, you can guarantee that there is a cabinet or cabinet accessory specifically designed to accommodate it.

Once you have decided how many cabinets will best fit into the square meter you have to work with, you must then look at each cabinet and what it will accommodate. This is a very important step in the design process that is often overlooked. Many professional remodeling companies will put in basic cabinets to fit the space without delving deeper into what will actually be stored in each cabinet. A cookie rack holder, often referred to as a slab split cabinet, will be of little use if it is far away from the stove while a garbage can pull out will lose its efficiency if it is not within reach of the sink.

Then there are guidelines that are specifically related to storage near the sink. The sink is one of (if not the most) important fixtures and work zones in the kitchen. According to NKBA guidelines, a small kitchen should have 400 "of storage space within 72" of the main cleaning / prep sink. An average kitchen should have 480 "and a large kitchen 560".

In short, a kitchen can not only be designed for appearance, it must also be designed to work.

A proper kitchen must have storage for each item used and works best if reported by NKBA guidelines.