Storage for Small Kitchen Appliances and Cookware

Kitchens feature larger cabinets and dedicated niches for small appliances and cookware

Kitchen drawer with for small kitchen appliances storage and plates

Cabinets are larger and getting smarter, according to National Kitchen & Bath Association’s latest annual report. A thoughtful design and layout also helps to create specific niches just for small kitchen appliance storage. The report provides a snapshot of kitchen renovation trends from a survey of over 700 designers, architects, contractors, and showroom managers.

Small kitchen appliance storage inspire new designs

Homeowners renovating their kitchens are prioritizing deeper cabinets below countertop level. Deeper draws provide more storage than multiple smaller draws with the option to hold bigger appliances and cookware. As a result, it means less storage is needed in the hard-to-reach upper levels. 

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Trends and circumstance like the pandemic has people cooking at home more. This has called for intelligent food and cookware storage within cabinets. For example, a dedicated rollout drawer for food containers where lids are slotted in is located on top while containers are stacked below.

There’s a need to store larger appliances like at-home espresso machines. Consequently, that means dedicated cabinet space where the appliance can be stored and operated. Many homeowners are also using pantries as an all-in-one coffee storage and prep area. A design-build firm could assess how your space can fit more useful storage.

Small kitchen appliance storage has also found a permanent home in the pantry. About 70 percent of new kitchens have pantry space to store and use small appliances like juicers. This means they can be ready to use without clogging up the kitchen counter. In fact, pantries don’t need to be a room. Pull-out pantry cabinets can accommodate various widths and hold a chockfull of storage.

Natural and luxe finishes sets up a new design combo

The look of new kitchens is sticking to a clean, minimalist philosophy with scarce accessories. However, rather than the focus on white like in years past, homeowners are opting for warmer tones. 

Creams are the new dominant neutral. The use of wood brings more natural tones adding to the cozy feel. Fixtures are taking a luxurious turn with brushed gold a common choice. The gold is a contrast to organic materials like stone, wood, and statement marble. 

When you’re ready to get started on your kitchen or home remodel, work with Sweeten to renovate with the best contractors.

A note on fixture and appliance deliveries: If you’re on a tight timeline, Appliances Connection has over 50,000 items in stock and ready to ship nationally. If you’re in the NY/NJ metro area, in-stock items typically deliver within 2-3 days.

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