Maximum utilization of your Kitchen space is really important in the ever-shrinking flat-style living of modern cities. So here are some key points and ideas to consider while planning your storage space in your kitchen design.
How to Identify Spaces in My Kitchen?
Most people say we want to do maximum storage in the kitchen because other rooms can’t do storage because of decorative things. Under the kitchen platform trolleys, shelves, and racks are these things you can use for storage. Above the kitchen platforms two layers are used for storage, first one is overhead storage which is just above your kitchen tiles, this storage you can access with your hands, and you can keep your daily used items in it.
Above this storage you can make a storage that touches the kitchen ceiling, & the second one storage you can keep your dead items. If you are having two platforms you can do these two storages in your kitchen, if you are not having two platforms then you can use any front kitchen vacant wall utilized for storage.
Ideas to Use Trolleys and Baskets Properly?
Once again you can classify your kitchen storage into two types, first one is daily use items or less weight items like masala jars, cups & saucers, plates, thalis, and cutlery all these things are arranged in trolleys and tandems.
You can also take ss trolleys for kept these things & you can mismatch them with plain trolleys means less weight & size jars so you can plan trolleys under the kitchen platform but you have most heavy items kept in shutter storage close to the shelves so that storage can handle the whole weight, this is ideal storage.
What’s best, Tandem or Trolley?
Primarily there are only two types of kitchen baskets one is a wire basket and the second is the drawer system so what are the main differences between these types first we come to the wire basket.
Tandem: Tandem is a very successful medium because tandem carries more weight capacity, you want ventilation in trolleys then you can choose ss trolleys. The second type of basket is the Drawer System which is also known as a tandem basket by most people.
The “tandem” basket word is coined by the Hafele people. Unlike the wire baskets, these don’t come in a specific thickness or width. These are available in only channel form and we make up the width as per our space available, just we need to take care of the weight carrying limitation.
Trolley: Wire Basket System which is also known as a wire basket. The wire basket is basically made of stainless steel mesh which comes in a variety of thicknesses starting from 3mm to 7mm, these are the most common type of baskets.
You will get it for your kitchen almost in any kitchen store. There are two important qualities of wire baskets: one is called 202 grade and the second one is called 304 grade. The main differences between these two are 202 is a semi or medium-grade steel and 304 is actually the highest-grade steel for kitchen interiors.
Conclusion: If you talk about storage capacity, I think tandem is more successful in medium because it has more weight capacity inside it and if you want a little ventilation then SS trolleys look good.
Ideas to Put a Dishwasher in the Kitchen?
Place a Dishwasher in a kitchen to fulfill two requirements, first one is height, & second is depth, most kitchen platforms are made 24 inches, but the height requirement is more, the standard platform is 800 mm but every dishwasher is not set properly in that platform.
You have to increase your kitchen platform height internally. If your builder gives you an already civilized platform then you can’t place the dishwasher under the kitchen platform or you have to again break your platform if you are having a remaining space then you can place the dishwasher there. You can place your dishwasher also in the balcony & dry-balcony areas.
Ideal Place for Dustbin in the Kitchen
Nowadays in every metro city, you have to do waste management in two types, like dry & wet waste management, while cooking in a kitchen most of the waste comes from the kitchen, washing your utensils & all, ideally place a dustbin under the kitchen sink its very good place.
Under the sink, space is less because the sink bowl depth is very big but for a dustbin comes storage equipment in a market that sticks shutters or under the door of the sink you can place a dustbin there or kitchen side partitions are there you can keep or placed your dustbin there. Dustbin comes in two types: first one is a single-bin & second one is a double-bin, in a double-bin you can put your dry & wet waste in different sections.
Open Storage V/S Close Storage?
Nowadays, modern kitchens are given an open niche and are very trending & design wise looks good. An open niche kitchen is very difficult to maintain while cooking. For example kitchen smoke, oil splatters, and dust all these things stick in the open niches so it’s very difficult or problematic to maintain.
If you want open niches, then you can put glass profiled shutters covering that area, & also you can put tinted shutters. These shutters are available in Black as well as Brown tints. Profiled shutters also come in a different shades & colors, this also looks good and it gives a sense of breakage. Meaning that when all kitchen storage is in one color, and if you are inserting a black, rose gold, gold, profile shutters or tinted glass, then you are making it look less monotonous.
Temple inside Kitchen, some thoughts?
In 1bhk flat cases, excess space is not available in flats. So that you are having overhead storage accessible in that storage you can inbuild your temple. Either the left side or right side of all storage of the whole kitchen or you can make your temple with a door or an open temple, also you can make a temple with a designed shutters door or also you can make a jaali work on the door temple.
Then this looks like a temple. Some people have flexibility in the kitchen because the floor space is empty, a certain amount of space is left for freeze & ends the kitchen platform. Some people are having two places where both platforms are ends where there is some space left on both sides like first space is left for freeze & second space is left for other things, so this second vacant place is utilized for the temple, or you want to seat & do worship this is very ideal space for the temple.
Planning Places for all Electrical Equipment
If you are not doing your own civil work, the developer & builder already gives space for a freeze in most cases they give you a dishwasher place also but for a freeze, they definitely give you space if you are having single & double door freeze so the freeze can be placed in that space. If you want a side-by-side refrigerator then this space will not be enough for your freeze. Then maybe you have to do civil work by yourself only. But that freeze is very bulky, and ultimately that freeze is kept on the kitchen floor, that’s why Freeze wants a separate space.
Generally, the oven is planned inbuilt storage in most cases, two places are recommended for the oven first one is overhead storage, but overhead storage depth is having minimum space of almost around 1 foot, kitchen oven is generally ported outside almost 18 inches in that storage one shelf remove an outside & downwards this shelf works use case for the oven, if you are having extra space for making tall unit you can conceal your oven in that tall unit or comes built-in oven in the market that is also you can conceal in a tall unit, other electrical equipment like water purifier, etc. You can easily hide because they placed it at a height. Most people remove the bottom shelf from the water purifier because water falls down so that it can be handled.
So these were some kitchen storage ideas from us which also has many pro tips to design your kitchen better. Let us know what you think in the comments.