5 hacks to make your kitchen a functional paradise

5 hacks to make your kitchen a functional paradise

Kitchen Trends share tips on how to get the most out of your kitchen space with a functional kitchen design.

By Hannah Doody | 29th June 2015

Want to transform your kitchen? Kitchen Trends share 5 must-have accessories and appliances that will maximise space, and create intuitive storage solutions for your functional kitchen design.

1. Drawers

Drawers don’t have to be boring – get creative and maximise your space! Pantry and inner drawers are great space maximisers, while sink drawers are a brilliant solution to create additional storage around the sink base and plumbing, which is normally lost space.

Corner drawers are another great solution for those awkward kitchen spaces. They come in a variety of different heights and widths, and fall deep into the corner of your bench, providing plenty of space.


2. Integration

From fridges, freezers and dishwashers to rangehoods – all of these appliances can be integrated into your kitchen cabinetry to provide that furniture-style look in your kitchen. This can be especially important with open floor plans, when you can see your kitchen from other rooms of your home.

 Keep your rubbish out of sight with pull-out bins. With a fixed panel attached, it’s kept hidden and is a practical solution that slides out from under your kitchen bench.


 3. Wire-ware storage

Custom-built cabinetry means you can take advantage of every inch of your cabinet space and truly create a functional kitchen design. Try incorporating pull-outs beside your oven that are perfect to house your spices, towels and trays. Or pantry pull-outs that will help you de-clutter your pantry and easily access what you need.


 4. Electric Accessories

Pop-up power docks are perfect to plug into that extra appliance on your island bench, and neatly disappear when you don’t need them.

LEDs make for great accent lighting by making those special features in your kitchen pop and provide that extra glow in your kitchen workspace.

Roller shutters let you easily conceal areas while still remaining super accessible.


 5. Built-in appliances

Built-in appliances like a wall steam oven, wine fridge and even a coffee machine are often considered luxury items to add to your kitchen. But when incorporated into the overall design and their placement well considered, they can really allow you to create an efficient kitchen workspace, while providing a seamless appearance.


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Article by Hannah Doody

Hannah is a former journalist at Style Magazines. When she is not exploring new parts of the world, you will find her at music festivals, or on her eternal quest for the best breakfast in Brisbane.


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