Back to the Basics With BasketsBaskets are an inexpensive, attractive solution for storing like items; plus, they're portable. This kitchen is also a great example of how to utilize open shelves in a stylish way. Design by Lori Dennis
Don't Overlook ArchitectureUtilize windowsills and corners to tuck away small appliances and other kitchen essentials. Design by Dave Stimmel
"Under-the-counter refrigerators include beverage centers to create more space in the kitchen. These items can be custom paneled to blend right in with your cabinetry and are great for storing produce, beverages and snacks for the kids," says Cecere.
Recipes Built In and Close ByBuilt-in bookcases in a kitchen will always be filled. The owner of this kitchen chose to use the space to house a cookbook collection: a functional and beautiful solution. Design by Steve Appolloni
Storage Keeps Getting Smarter
In this new economy, where more of us are staying home and eating in, efficient storage is a must for the kitchen. "There are amazing systems that have such smart, condensed storage. One drawer can fit everything you can possibly think of," notes Sassaman.
Style Meets Function
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and today's kitchens are more styled than ever, with unique features that seamlessly integrate function and style. Innovative storage solutions are allowing homeowners to customize their kitchens in new ways while keeping favorite ingredients at their fingertips.
It's All About Integrated Appliances
Fully integrated refrigerators and dishwashers are all part of the new luxury in kitchen storage. "At GE Monogram we have a built-in refrigerator that is truly flush with the surrounding cabinetry. You don't even realize that it's a refrigerator. The top compartment is a fridge, the middle is a freezer and the bottom can be a freezer, fridge or wine drawer depending on your needs that day," says Paula Cecere from GE Monogram.
Dress It Up With Molding
"Molding and trims always add to the look and make kitchen storage feel custom and specialized." Kelly Morisseau suggests custom shelving that can be easily adjusted and shallow-depth pantries to make room for an island and additional prep space.
Pantries Sport High-End Finishes
This pantry sports a modular pullout cabinet and stainless steel shelving. "Homeowners are savvier about design and are taking time to think about the types of hardware and finishes they want in the kitchen. People want pantries that have a cleaner look," says Sassaman.