I am pleased to share another guest blog post from our friends at Meridian Homes in Bethesda, MD. This time, we explore ways to design an organized and clutter-free kitchen.
We can’t say enough about the importance of planning well for your kitchen remodel, can save you a lot of frustration when you are unpacking!
5 Ways To Design an Organized And Clutter-Free Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s not only a place for cooking and eating; it’s a space for entertaining guests, gathering family and daily living. When planning for your kitchen renovation, or a kitchen in your new custom home, integrating organizational systems into the design is crucial. So where do you start?
Kitchen cabinets are, of course, made for storage. But, how do you use the space inside the cabinets efficiently to keep yourself highly organized? See our previous post on 7 Kitchen Cabinet Designs for Better Organizations.
If space allows, a pantry in your kitchen is the ideal place to store all of your food items, and sometimes, extra cookware. Customized shelving and bins can be installed to keep your pantry organized. Installing electrical plugs inside your pantry will enable you to plug in a rechargeable vacuum or your kids’ computers at night.
- Built-In Furniture With Storage
A customized, built-in storage unit can be designed to look like a beautiful piece of furniture, and can offer additional storage. A lovely hutch or bookcase can be a striking focal point in your new kitchen and can be a place to display special items.
- Kitchen Office
Since the kitchen is the hub of all activity in your home, carving out a centralized place to keep your family’s daily life organized is important. Having a small desk, compartmentalized drawers for filing paperwork, a spot for a calendar and note board, and a charging station for your computer and phones will keep your kitchen, and your life, orderly and neat.
- Go High-Tech
These days, many people use the Internet to find recipes and cooking tips. De-clutter by getting rid of piles of cookbooks that take up so much space. Instead, ask your homebuilder to install a tablet holder under a kitchen cabinet. Make sure that there is the proper electrical wiring inside the cabinet if you wish to have a charging station too. The table holder can be tucked under the cabinet and out of the way when it’s not needed. Also, some refrigerators now have built-in electronic grocery lists that will help keep you on top of everything you need before heading out to the store.
A professional homebuilder or kitchen designer can work with you to create your ideal kitchen. Share your goals and objectives from the start. Be clear that you want organizational systems as part of your kitchen design. Ask about the best and most creative ways to organize your space so that it is functional and clutter-free. Collaboration with experts is the surest path to loving your new kitchen!
Meridian Homes is an elite remodeling and custom homebuilder serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. At Meridian Homes, we offer unparalleled customer service coupled with the highest quality home construction: on budget, on time, every time. We are experts in:
- Whole-house Renovations
- Additions and Bump-Outs
- Kitchen Remodeling
- Bathroom Remodeling
- Outdoor Living Spaces
- Media Rooms
- Custom Home Construction
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