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Adding Kitchen Storage During Cabinet Refacing

by Allison E. Beatty
Kitchens and Cabinets Columnist

Kitchen storage is a hot button for many homeowners. Regardless of the size of the kitchen, its hard for many people to find enough storage space. During a cabinet refacing project, use your kitchen cabinets to maximize your storage space.

Cabinet Refacing Changes Kitchen Design

Kitchen cabinet refacing involves replacing cabinet fronts and drawers to update the design and give the overall kitchen new life. This can be an opportune time to consider other kitchen projects that will make your space more functional.

Kitchen Cabinet Storage is Key

New kitchen cabinet fronts and drawers will dramatically change your kitchen design, but they wont solve kitchen storage issues. As you plan your cabinet refacing project, consider:
  • Your biggest frustration with storage. Is it:
    • A lack of drawer space for large utensils? Are you tired of having large spoons stuffed in a container on the countertop?
    • Narrow kitchen cabinets that leave little room for oversized dishes?
    • A shortage of glass cabinets for storing decorative items?
  • What types of kitchen tools you store--large pots and pans versus odd-sized serving platters. The type of storage options you choose should be focused on how you use the kitchen and what you store.
  • What part of your kitchen design needs extra storage? Is it:
    • The cooktop area?
    • The refrigerator and adjacent countertop?
    • The breakfast nook?
    • The pantry area?

Kitchen Cabinet Solutions

There are many kitchen cabinet products designed to enhance storage capacity. Among the popular options are:
  • Lazy Susans for storing canned goods.
  • Vertical shelving dividers to maximize storage inside kitchen cabinets.
  • Roll out drawers for storing large pots and pans. (Add these near your stove for ease of use.)
  • Wire shelving that fits on the inside of the cabinet door. Use these for storing sandwich bags and aluminum foil.

There are many ways to maximize storage in your kitchen cabinets. As you plan a cabinet refacing project, ask your contractor for tips on how to maximize your storage. There are many options a contractor can install quickly. The result will be a more beautiful kitchen design that also functions more efficiently.

About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.