There is no such thing as too much storage in a kitchen. With so many innovative tools, appliances, and cutlery, homeowners continue to look for new places to hide these much-needed items. Drawers remain one of the most accessible and stylish storage solutions.
Buying a home doesn’t mean it automatically comes with everything a family needs. While most modern homes feature large, open kitchens, many older homes lack storage. Kitchen Contractors can transform a tight, crowded room into a fully functional space. Here are some of the most popular drawer trends making their way into kitchens this year.
A Home for Every Pot and Pan
Pots and pans are bulky and difficult to store. Even if a pot does find a storage place, too many homeowners end up digging around the cabinets in search of the matching lid. Pot drawers are the perfect solution. These customer drawers are deeper and wider than standard drawers. They make it possible to store pots and their matching lids together. If a homeowner has a cup or mug collection, contractors can also custom design cup drawers. With these larger drawers, every dish and cooking utensil will finally have a space of its own.
Protection from Sharp Objects
Knives are an essential kitchen tool, and the sharpest ones can slice through anything. Too many people know the pain of reaching into a drawer and accidentally cutting their finger on a knife. It’s time to say goodbye to jumbled drawers and hello to custom knife inserts. These handy inserts fit snugly into the cutlery drawer, and slotted wood blocks prevent cut fingers and dull knives.
Welcome Even More Appliances
There are kitchen appliances for every purpose, from cooking to cleaning. However, no one likes to stare at a mismatched wine fridge or a dirty microwave all day long. The latest trend in kitchen drawers lets homeowners conceal their appliances. These drawers are the same color and finish as the cabinets, creating a uniform, streamlined effect. The more appliance drawers a homeowner adds, the more appliances they can welcome into their space.
Take Advantage of the Toe Kick
The toe kick prevents scuffs and scrapes on kitchen cabinetry. This feature is also the perfect place to add more storage. Although this area only adds about 6-inches of height, installing a drawer on the toe kick can add a lot of much-needed storage. Toe-kick drawers provide just enough room to store cookie sheets, cake pans, pizza stones, and other semi-flat bakeware.
No More Slammed Fingers
Pretty much everyone has slammed their finger in a drawer at least once, and it’s rather painful. Some older kitchen drawers close more forcefully than others. In addition to putting little fingers in danger, hard-closing doors can also jostle fragile items. That’s why slow-close drawers are one of the hottest kitchen design trends. It’s nearly impossible to slam these drawers, and they are also whisper quiet to use.
2021 Is the Year of Kitchen Storage
Many homeowners with their kitchens had more storage options. Without enough drawers, silverware, appliances, and other devices just create unwanted clutter on the countertop. Luckily, innovative kitchen drawer designs completely change how cooks and bakers store their tools. Drawers for pots, knife inserts, concealing drawers, toe-kick drawers, or slow-close drawers are just a few ways to create a more functional kitchen.