The holidays can surely put your kitchen to the test. The baking, cooking, and hosting can expose your kitchen’s shortcomings. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, a very common change that homeowners make is to add more storage. Storage solutions and kitchen accessories have come a long way over the years to accommodate homeowner’s needs and maximize kitchen space. Let’s look at a few examples:

Appliance Garage

Garages aren’t just for vehicles anymore. Built-in appliance garages are a great way to reduce clutter by hiding small appliances like coffee makers, mixers, toasters etc. For heat-generating appliances such as coffee makers or toasters, make sure to leave ample space in front of the garage. Moving these items forward allows steam to dissipate in the kitchen versus the confines of the garage.

Cabinet Pantry

Another storage solution that blends seamlessly is a cabinet pantry built into the main kitchen area as opposed to a separate pantry room or shelving off in another location. This allows you to have your most commonly used foods and items close by without sacrificing the overall flow of the kitchen layout.

Microwave Drawer

Island microwave drawers are becoming increasingly popular. By removing the microwave from the kitchen countertop or away from the hood range, the homeowner will gain more efficient working space.

Pull Out Mixer Stand

For bakers, the standup mixer is a must, but the bulky appliance always seems to take up a lot of room and can get in the way. With a pull-out stand for the mixer, those annoyances are a thing of the past. The cabinet stand offers easy access to the appliance and provides a specific storage spot.

Warming Drawer

A warming drawer, while not necessarily a storage saver, is more of a convenient kitchen accessory that allows for homeowners to keep food warm. The warming drawer keeps food off the countertop and saves homeowners the effort of having to reheat food in the microwave.

A custom kitchen remodel gives the homeowner endless options to maximize storage and arrange the kitchen in a way that fits the homeowner’s needs the most. For 70 years Mosby Building Arts has been transforming St. Louis, MO homes. We have a full staff of craftspeople, designers and architects who can create your ideal kitchen.