The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home – and also one of the most challenging to remodel. You want yours to be as functional as it is beautiful, and balancing both goals requires a great deal of thought. That’s where custom cabinetry comes into play.
Working with a professional, custom cabinet maker helps you take advantage of storage space with special accessories. You can keep your kitchen organized and functional without sacrificing your aesthetic design goals.
If you ask us, choosing the right kitchen cabinet features is the best way to build the kitchen of your dreams.
Are you just beginning your kitchen remodel process? You might not be familiar with many of the accessory options out there. Let’s take a look at a few cabinet accessories that will improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen.
Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Accessories
1. Pull Out and Pull-Down Accessories
Here are a few pull-out and pull-down cabinet accessory ideas that can help you maximize your space and keep your kitchen organized.
– Pull-Out Pantry
Pantries are a key component of any kitchen remodel. Having one specific area for your dry goods is a massive boost to kitchen storage, which then helps with your home’s resale value. Installing a full-height, pull-out pantry near appliances maximizes both cookware and food storage, especially in smaller sized kitchens that need some more
– Spice Storage
A pull-out spice rack helps you make the most out of a slim space and find what you need quickly – which is much better than storing your spices in random drawers. These cabinets are typically installed near an oven for cooking convenience and can include two or more stacked shelves, depending on your kitchen space and needs.
– Utensil Rack
If you have extra kitchen cabinet storage space, you may want to add a pullout utensil rack. These utensil racks include removal bins for storing your larger cooking utensils such as your spatulas, whisks and serving spoons.
If you have limited space, consider combining your pullout utensil rack with your spice storage by adding some shelving underneath the utensil bins.
– Trash Pull-Out
You can keep your trash and recycling hidden from view by installing a rollout drawer specifically sized for your trash can(s). This eliminates the need for stand-alone trash cans, which can be an eyesore and consume valuable kitchen space.
– Blind Corner Pull-Out Shelves
Blind corner shelves provide more storage space by allowing you to pull them out of small cabinet spaces. They extend outside the cabinet when pulled out and then fit back into the space when you push them back and close the door.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to accessories to your kitchen cabinet drawers. Here are a few to consider when designing your kitchen drawer space.
– Rollout Drawers
If you have a large cabinet area that is being underutilized, think about installing rollout drawers. By adding rollout (sliding) drawers to your cabinets, you can add more items without having to stack them on top of each other. Additionally, you can add inserts to your rollout drawers to prevent items from moving around when opening,
– Drawer Storage
Drawer storage makes it easier to locate items. Here are a few storage options to consider for your kitchen cabinet drawers.
- Drawer dividers
- Knife and cutting board pull-out storage
- Organizers for dishes
- Removable dividers
- Silverware storage inserts
- Spice drawer insets
– Dishwasher in a Drawer
A dishwasher that is built into a kitchen cabinet drawer creates a cleaner look and hides the appliance from view. Drawers with a built-in dishwasher also take up less space than a traditional pull-down dishwasher. This is ideal for smaller, modern kitchens with functional designs.
– Cutlery Drawers
Consider dedicating at least one kitchen drawer to your cutlery. A cutlery drawer typically includes a built-in block knife storage to keep your knife set organized and your hands protected when reaching in. These drawers may also include a space to store a removable cutting board, which allows for more convenience when preparing a meal.
– Full Extension Drawers
Another thing to think about when shopping for new cabinetry is adding full extension drawers. These allow you to pull the entire length of the storage area open and make it easy to access items. When a drawer doesn’t open all the way, you have to reach into the far back or pull the drawer out entirely to reach certain items.
– Warming Drawer
Another kitchen cabinet feature to consider is a built-in warming drawer. A warming drawer keeps your dishes warm for serving hot meals and mugs warm serving for hot drinks, such as coffee or tea. They are usually installed near an oven, microwave, or coffee maker. You can even design it to perfectly match all of the other cabinets in your kitchen so it blends in.
3. Wine Storage
Built-in wine storage is a great custom kitchen cabinet accessory for any wine enthusiast. You can design a wine storage cabinet in a variety of ways. For instance, you can install glass doors so people can see your wine collection, or you can install cabinet doors to cover your wine racks.
If you prefer to drink your wine chilled, you can install a wine cooler with bottle storage into one of your kitchen cabinets.
4. Appliance Garage
An appliance garage helps your kitchen counter look neat by hiding small appliances behind closed doors. This reduces counter clutter without forcing you to remove appliances after each use. Appliance garages can be used to hide stand-alone microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, and more.
5. Adjustable Shelving in Cabinets
Adjustable shelves for kitchen cabinets offer a movable surface so you can change the vertical height of your cabinet shelves. These cabinets are typically created with pre-drilled holes that allow the supporting pegs of a shelf to be rearranged or removed.
By adding adjustable shelving to one or more of your kitchen cabinets, you create greater storage versatility. You can even add or subtract shelves as needed with adjustable shelves for kitchen cabinets.
6. Glass Doors
Glass cabinet doors put your dishware and glasses on display in your kitchen. In addition, glass cabinet doors brighten a kitchen by allowing natural light to shine into them, rather than reflecting the light away. Glass doors also allow you to see what’s inside the drawer before opening and searching for a specific kitchen item.
7. Under-Sink Organization System
Another kitchen storage accessory to consider adding is an under-sink organization system to keep all of your cleaning supplies neatly organized in one place. This under the kitchen sink cabinet accessory comes with a paper towel holder, wire basket(s), and slides out so you can easily access all items. An under-sink organization setup might also include a removable caddy so you can take your cleaning supplies throughout other areas of your home.
8. Outlet Plugs/Pop-Up Socket
Many household appliances require outlets, which is why it’s important to have several throughout a kitchen. However, you might not want to have them installed near the bottom of your cabinets as it allows for unappealing exposed wire.
Instead, you can install hidden pop-out outlets into or around your kitchen cabinets that disrepair back into the wall after use. Kitchen pop-up sockets may also be installed to the top of kitchen counters, making it easy to charge cellphones and plug-in appliances without dragging any wires on the ground.
9. Pot Rack
Pots and pans can be difficult to organize in traditional kitchen cabinet drawers, especially if you have to stack them on top of each other. Fortunately, you can install pot racks in custom kitchen cabinets to make everything easily accessible. You can even design your built-in pot racks to pull out like a dishwasher if desired.
There are many kitchen cabinet accessories to consider when remodeling your kitchen. If you want your kitchen cabinets to accommodate a certain function or fit a specific area, the best option is to work with a company that specializes in designing cabinets for homeowners.
If you are interested in any of the above-mentioned custom kitchen cabinet accessories, Holland’s Custom Cabinets in El Cajon is here to help.
We have been designing custom cabinets for over 40 years, and we understand the true value of craftsmanship and customer service. Our experts design cabinets to fit a wide variety of needs, kitchen styles, and room sizes.
For more information about customized cabinet accessories, contact us online or call 619-443-6081 today!