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Home Maintenance / December 6, 2018
The kitchen is one of the busiest parts of your home and it can get cluttered and untidy. Organizing the kitchen is difficult and time-consuming, but it’s easier if storage is done effectively and properly. In this post, Handyman Connection® of Rockville shares three clever storage options for a mess-free and tidy kitchen.
Add an Over-the-Sink Storage Area
The space above the kitchen sink is one of the most underutilized parts of the entire space, and it’s the perfect spot to add another cabinet or a free-hanging shelf for your kitchen utensils. Fortunately, adding a storage area here won’t interfere with the kitchen design nor will it pose a safety hazard so long as there’s ample allowance.
For sink areas, you can place the new storage space as low or as high as you can. If it’s above the stove, give it at least ten inches of allowance so the new storage areas don’t get hot once you start cooking.
Add a Backsplash Shelf
The backsplash is usually tucked away in an awkward corner and makes centering the kitchen a hassle. You can address this problem and give your kitchen extra storage space by adding shelves to border the backsplash and accentuate the area.
The best backsplash units are glass shelves as they blend easily with different backsplash materials, such as tile and stone.
Install a Plate Rack
Add a plate rack to your kitchen to store and feature your pots and pans. You can install this above the cooktop or sink area, or even on the opposite side of a large cabinet or behind the kitchen door. Plate racks can also accentuate the empty areas in the kitchen and can give an otherwise empty part of the room some depth and substance.
The kitchen is one of the trickier rooms to remodel and revamp. Whether you’re adding a new storage option or redoing the floor plan, Handyman Connection of Rockville is ready to assist you with your next project.
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