Kitchen Island Cabinets - Design Ideas
Kitchen Island Cabinets
Are Kitchen Island Cabinets Right For You?
If you’re like most North Americans, your kitchen is bursting with small appliances. Coffee makers and toaster ovens typically live on the counter. Meanwhile blenders, food processors, mixers, electric grills, slow cookers, and fryers compete with an array of pots, pans, utensils, dishes and food for space in the cabinets. The tall, spacious cabinet area contained within kitchen islands can be the difference between chaotic clutter or a serene sanctuary.
Fortunately, kitchen islands can be easily customized to meet the needs of your dream kitchen.
Cabinet mixer shelves are just one example of innovative space saving ideas in the kitchen island. Store your mixer on the shelf within the cabinet when it’s not in use. When you’re ready to bake, easily lift the shelf to a comfortable height, and start mixing. The shelf not only stores the mixer, but provides you with valuable, extra counter space.
You can also use movable shelves or a lazy Susan. That will prevent items from disappearing into the back of your cabinet, and never being seen again.
Bread and Cutting Boards
Save storage space by building your cutting boards directly into your cabinet space. Easily slide the board out when you want to slice bread, chop vegetables or slice a roast. Not only will you add extra space when you need it most, but you will also protect your countertops from unsightly knife marks.
Specialty Storage Ideas
Kitchen island cabinets allow for unique storage spaces. You can keep your knives neatly organized and safely secured in a designed knife drawer, or custom design a drawer to securely hold your plates, salad plates and soup bowls.
Build tall, thin pull-out drawers for food storage, or create special shelves to protect your pots and pans from getting scratched up.
Inner Door Storage
Add some racks to the inside of your kitchen island cabinet doors, and you’ll always have everything you need at your fingertips. Hide away your frequently used spices, cleaning supplies or storage tools on the inside of the door, while keeping them all easily accessible to you.
Kitchen island cabinets are a wonderful way to maximize unused space in your kitchen. Stylish and functional, they help to create a warm, homey feeling in any kitchen, and turn your kitchen into the center of your home. If your home has the space for it, you will definitely benefit from adding a kitchen island into your home.