Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cabinetry 2.0

Whether you're in the market to update the cabinets in your house or your just gathering ideas for future projects, I'm here to tell ya, cabinets have come a long long way. Today, cabinetry is so much more than a series of boxes lined up side by side. There are countless add- ons and modifications that can make your cabinetry, and ultimately your life, so much more organized and functional.

Here's the deal, if you're going to do a project, do it right. Doing it right has more to do with the consideration behind the decisions that are made than it does the dollar sign after them. Things don't have to be expensive to be awesome. At the end of the day you're paying to have a project done. You're paying for new cabinetry, so why not make the space work for you in every way possible? Slow down, look at the options you have, and really think about you and your family, and the way you live within your own space.

Below are some examples of cabinetry add-ons that show there is definitely an overall customization movement that puts as much emphasis on function as it does on form.

How handy is this? This space is usually left as a false drawer front because of the plumbing, but this add on is a genius way to make the most of this space. 

What a great way to store miscellaneous kitchen essentials in such a small space. 

We sell the heck out of these "crock pullouts" It's a great place to store your most used kitchen utensils and gets them off the counter top!
Pantry pullouts like this can add so much more storage space to a cabinet. Essentially you're laying the storage as opposed to having an open cave, where stored items cover each other up.

Cool way to get your paper towels off the counter!

I've been incorporating this laundry basket cubbie concept into a lot of my laundry room designs.  Great way to keep various clothes organized, every basket has a place. 
Incorporating an ironing board pull out is a great way to store your ironing board. Super accessible and easily concealed.

HOLY ORGANIZATION! Please keep in mind you would need some depth in your space to achieve this, but what a great concept. Many times we forget to consider where we would store brooms, mops, swiffers, cleaning supplies, etc...A piece like this keeps all things "cleaning" in one area.
I don't care who you are or how laid back you may be, an organized space is a happy space. For some, organizing is a must, and the lack of organization can literally cause them to com bust (Mom....:) ). To other's it's some thing they aspire to achieve, a work in progress if you will. Regardless, the tools are out there....go get them!

All photos are from Pinterest & Houzz.

4 Appreciated Comments :

Bajaj Food Processor said...

I love the way you design your kitchen and settle every things.

Courtney Foster said...

Thank you!

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Very well you settle your kitchen.

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