Tips For Designing Your Custom Cabinets

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If you are remodeling your kitchen, chances are good that you are going to want to install new cabinets. This is important because this allows you to determine exactly how you are going to be organizing your cooking supplies, spices, and pots in the future. You have the opportunity that many do not, namely to determine exactly where the inner shelves of the cabinet are going to be placed. Here are some tips to make the most of that opportunity.

1. Figure Out the Corners First

You should start with determining what you are going to do with the corners of your kitchen first. You want to do this because it is going to determine how you set up the rest of your cabinets and how well they are designed. Some options for corner storage include small shelves that hold bottles of wine, recipe cards, or spices. You want to be sure that you are making use of this space in order to avoid finding yourself in a position where you don't have enough storage space.

2. Size Out Your Pots and Pans

Pots and pans can be difficult to store because they can be oddly shaped and not stack neatly. This can be very frustrating for you if you don't have custom cabinets because you might have shelves that leave too much unused space when you start stacking items or not leave you with enough space. 

In order to properly size the shelving within your cabinets, first take all of your larger, unstackable items. These could be mini-grills, donut makers, panini presses, or crock pots. You want each of these to have their own shelves so that you don't have to deal with them in the future.

Next, take all of your pots and pans and see what can stack within each other. You want to avoid mixing types of pots and pans in order to make sure that you are able to find everything easily. Create optimal stacks and measure their height, width, and length.

2. Create Thin Dividers for Cookie Sheets

Finally, if you have casserole dishes and cookie sheets, you might feel stymied as to how to store them. The easiest way to store them is to store them on their sides so that they are standing up, rather than on top of each other because this makes them easier to get out of the cabinets. Set aside an entire cabinet area for these sheets to make this aspect of cooking much more pleasant. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in custom cabinetry.