29 April 2021
Organising your kitchen can be a rewarding and therapeutic exercise, but keeping it organised can be a challenge. Luckily, there are literally hundreds of products and fixtures, design tips and ideas that can be incorporated to help keep your kitchen practically organised and a dream to use.
Breaking down our favourite kitchen organisation ideas, this article will focus on the main areas of your kitchen crying out for organisation, including your cupboards, pantry, and drawers.
Regardless of the size of your kitchen, we always encourage you to consider the various options and kitchen organisation ideas available to you.
Keeping your kitchen worktops clean, clear, and tidy and all of your dinnerware, utensils, cookware, glassware, food, and containers easily accessible not only makes your kitchen more functional, but also easier to navigate and use.
The trick with kitchen cupboard organisation is to ensure everything within the cupboard is visible, meaning you don’t have to take everything out to find what you’re looking for.
Rather than stacking items, whether tinned food, spices, or crockery, we suggest adding tiered racks, shelving inserts, roll outs and see-through storage containers.
Making everything visible at first glance a tiered shelf organiser is a perfect kitchen cupboard organisation idea for your bottles, jars, cans, or containers – better still, you can purchase these for as little as £4.50.
Most kitchen cupboards are installed with standard shelving, which tends to split the total cupboard height (90cm) in half (45cm). Read our complete guide to kitchen dimensions to find out more.
Rather than stacking items on top of one another to a height of 45cm, we suggest adding shelving inserts to separate items. Not only will this make your cupboard more aesthetically pleasing, but it will also eliminate the requirement of taking everything out and to get to the bottom, as well as reducing he likelihood of crockery getting chipped of broken.
Available in a range of sizes and styles, Amazon have hundreds of shelving inserts options for you to browse.
One of the best things you can do when it comes to kitchen cupboard organisation is to decant spices, cereal, pasta, rice and the like into clear containers or jars. Not only will these keep your cupboard neat and tidy, but will also help you find everything.
Traditionally speaking, kitchen pantries are typically used to store larger items such as pans and worktop appliances, but also tinned and dried food. In either instance, regardless of the size, there are kitchen pantry organisation ideas that can be used to help you make better use of the greater space.
Like shelving inserts, if discussed at the design stage, you could custom-build your kitchen pantry or larder unit with specific shelving requirements to really help you make the most of the space.
Perfect for storing tea towels, pull out baskets are a great kitchen pantry addition that will help keep everything neat and tidy while freeing up kitchen drawers.
Pull-out draws are a kitchen pantry organisation tool that will completely transform how you use your kitchen. Installed so each draw pulls out individually, they’ll save you so much time and effort when trying to locate items, while helping you keep everything orderly.
Utilising the inside of your kitchen pantry doors is one of the best ways to really maximise your available space. Installing slimline wired racks to store your pan lids must be one our favourite kitchen pantry organisation ideas!
When it comes to organised kitchen drawers, there are a range of inserts you can incorporate to help keep your drawers tidy and your kitchen in order.
When designing a kitchen, we always suggest that you think about the organisation of your kitchen drawers. There’s a number of options you can consider, including:
> A Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organiser
> A Kitchen Drawer Knife Organiser / Built-In Knife Organiser
> A Standard Cutlery Drawer Divider
> A Baking Pan Drawer Organiser
> A Peg Drawer Divider
> A Tray Drawer Organiers
> Storage Bin Dividers
Not only will these organisers make it easier to find what you’re looking for, but everything will have its own place and they will also help preserve the sharpness of knives and utensils while making sure you don’t have any nasty accidents while you’re rummaging to find the appliance you need. Ikea have a great selection of kitchen drawer organisers for every shape, size, and style of drawer imaginable. However, for some of the more bespoke organisers we recommend speaking to your kitchen designer as early in the planning stage as possible.
We hope you found our favourite kitchen organisation ideas useful and insightful – after all, if you have spent a large amount of time and money refurbishing your kitchen in our opinion it makes sense to want to preserve it, keeping it neat, tidy, well organised and feeling new for as long as possible.
Similarly, if you’re yet to start your kitchen renovation journey and would like some expert help and advise with regards to a fully project managed designed and installation service, we’d be more than happy to help.
We offer a free kitchen design and quote service which you can book online using our design appointment form or alternatively, please call a friendly member of our team or visit one of our kitchen showrooms to discuss your requirements in more detail.