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Top 13 Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Accessories for Your Kitchen Remodel

Top 13 Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Accessories for Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is much more than just a cooking space; it's the heart of the home, a place for gathering, connecting, and creating lasting memories. However, a cluttered kitchen lacking in storage solutions can quickly become a source of stress, especially when entertaining.

Fortunately, strategic kitchen remodeling and the thoughtful incorporation of cabinet accessories can transform your kitchen into a functional, organized, and inviting haven. By prioritizing ample storage and utilizing clever accessories, you can create a space that fosters connection and joy, encouraging your loved ones to gather and relax.

In this blog post, we'll explore some of our client's favorite cabinet accessories to help you achieve a culinary haven.

012_Spice-Rack-690x10351. Optimizing Spice Storage: Pull-Out Racks and Spice Drawers

Spices are essential to a well-stocked kitchen. However, navigating a cluttered spice storage cabinet can become a significant source of frustration and slow the cooking process. Our clients favor two popular and effective solutions: pull-out spice racks and spice drawers. 

Pull-Out Spice Racks: Mounted on cabinet doors or within shelves, these racks extend outward, providing a clear view and easy access to all your spices. They are particularly ideal for maximizing vertical space in upper cabinets.

Spice Drawers: Installed within lower cabinets, spice drawers offer a convenient way to store and organize your spices. With a quick pull, you can gain a full overview of your spice collection, making it easy to find exactly what you need.

Both options contribute to a more efficient and organized kitchen, allowing you to focus on creating culinary masterpieces rather than searching for specific ingredients.

2. Pot and Pan Peg Drawer Organizers

For many, cramming pots and pans into cabinetry creates a frustrating storage situation, often requiring the removal of everything just to find the right lid. Pot and pan drawer organizers solve this organizational challenge, streamlining storage and promoting kitchen efficiency.

These deep and wide drawers are specifically designed to accommodate cookware of various sizes, from tall stock pots to wide frying pans. Additionally, integrated wooden peg drawer inserts prevent items from shifting and creating clutter within the drawer. Notably, these pegs can be strategically positioned on the drawer's front to provide easy access to frequently used lids, eliminating the need to rummage through the entire cabinet.

By incorporating pot and pan drawers into your kitchen remodel design, you can transform your cookware storage from a disorganized jumble to a well-organized and accessible system, enhancing your cooking experience.


3. Pullout Garbage Drawer

A consistent favorite among our clients, the pullout garbage drawer for your wastebasket offers a convenient and hygienic alternative to traditional stand-alone trash cans. This solution eliminates the need for a bulky, freestanding bin, promoting a cleaner and more streamlined aesthetic in your kitchen.

The drawer's design typically accommodates two separate bins, allowing for effortless waste separation and recycling. The integrated wooden inserts securely hold the bins, preventing them from shifting or tipping over during drawer operation. This feature not only enhances organization but also minimizes noise and potential messes.

Incorporating a pullout garbage drawer into your kitchen design can create a cleaner, more efficient, and aesthetically pleasing workspace.

Discover the advantages of remodeling your kitchen using custom cabinetry in this blog post, "Investing in Custom Cabinetry: A Comprehensive Guide to the Value & Benefits."

4. Built-In Utensil Storage

In a well-designed kitchen, form and function go hand in hand. Built-in utensil storage exemplifies this principle, offering an aesthetically pleasing and highly practical solution.

Imagine the ease of grabbing utensils for your family or guests without rummaging through a cluttered cutlery drawer. This seemingly small detail can significantly enhance the efficiency and flow of your kitchen, especially during busy moments like preparing a meal.

By incorporating built-in utensil storage, you contribute to a more organized and streamlined kitchen environment, making everyday tasks more enjoyable and stress-free.


5. Cabinet-Mounted Paper Towel Holder

A paper towel holder is a practical and space-saving addition to any kitchen, particularly those with limited countertop space. While freestanding paper towel stands can help keep towels organized, they often occupy valuable prep space.

A cabinet-mounted paper towel holder strategically placed above a lower cabinet door offers a functional and space-efficient solution. This placement keeps towels readily accessible while maximizing valuable counter real estate, allowing you to optimize every inch of your kitchen for efficient use.

One of our clients requested a unique customization involving integrating an open built-in towel holder directly into a base cabinet.



6. Mixer Stand Cabinet or Appliance Garage

For homeowners who frequently utilize stand mixers, food processors, or blenders, a dedicated mixer stand cabinet offers an inspired approach to kitchen organization.

This innovative kitchen storage solution features an integrated power outlet, allowing your appliance to remain plugged in and ready for use. When needed, simply open the cabinet door and raise the platform, transforming the hidden space into a functional station.

This design ensures your mixer is readily accessible and frees up valuable counter space when not in use. By tucking your appliances away, you can maintain a clean and organized kitchen aesthetic.




7. Rollout Shelving

Homeowners consistently praise roll-out shelves for their exceptional customizability. These versatile storage solutions adapt to your specific needs, allowing you to tailor the spacing between shelves to perfectly accommodate your canned goods, dry goods, or any other kitchen essentials. Optimizing the available space within your cabinets, roll-out trays, and shelving eliminates wasted vertical space and ensures easy access to all your stored items.

While seemingly a simple addition, roll-out trays and shelves are pivotal in maximizing kitchen organization. They not only enhance accessibility but also promote efficient space utilization, transforming cluttered cabinets into streamlined and functional storage solutions.


8. Reimagining the Corner Cabinet: The Modern-Day Lazy Susan

The humble, lazy Susan, once a symbol of practical yet somewhat dated design, has undergone a remarkable transformation. It has emerged as a sophisticated and highly functional element for the modern kitchen. Its inclusion in your kitchen remodel can significantly enhance both organization and storage capacity.

Gone are the days of struggling to reach items stored deep within corner cabinets. Modern lazy susans, also known as blind corner swing-outs, feature innovative shelving that smoothly swivels outward, providing a clear and unobstructed view of everything you've stored. This maximized accessibility eliminates the need to reach or maneuver within the cabinet blindly, ensuring that no item gets lost or forgotten in the back corners.

Furthermore, modern lazy susans often come equipped with multiple tiers, effectively doubling or even tripling the storage capacity of your corner cabinets. This additional space is ideal for organizing various kitchen essentials, from canned goods and condiments to pots and pans, keeping your kitchen clutter-free and promoting a streamlined workflow.

Unsurprisingly, these modern marvels of kitchen organization have become a consistent favorite among our clients. Their timeless design seamlessly integrates with various kitchen aesthetics. So, if you're looking to unlock the full potential of your corner cabinets and elevate your kitchen's organization to new heights, consider incorporating a modern, lazy Susan into your next remodel.



9. Cutting Board and Tray Divider

Streamline your storage and eliminate the jumbled mess of baking sheets, cutting boards, and serving platters that once filled your cabinets. Designated compartments keep everything neatly organized and protected, while pull-out and tiered options bring even the deepest corners within reach.

Common types of integrated dividers include:

cabinet-pantryFixed Tray Dividers: These are simple wooden, metal, or plastic dividers that are permanently mounted within the cabinet. This solution comes in various widths and configurations, allowing you to customize the compartment sizes to fit your specific needs.

Adjustable Tray Dividers: Similar to fixed dividers, these offer more flexibility by allowing you to adjust their position within the cabinet. This enables you to easily adapt the compartment sizes to accommodate different tray sizes or even remove them entirely when needed.

Pull-Out Tray Dividers: This type of organizer features a frame with multiple dividers attached to a sliding mechanism. When pulled out, the entire unit extends from the cabinet, providing easy access to all the stored trays. Pull-out tray dividers are ideal for deep cabinets or those located in lower areas, where reaching the back might be difficult.

Tiered Tray Dividers: These organizers incorporate multiple levels or shelves, maximizing the vertical space within the cabinet. This design allows you to store a larger quantity of trays in a smaller footprint. Maximize your vertical space with tiered dividers and store baking sheets, trays, and cutting boards without sacrificing valuable counter real estate. Integrated tray dividers even act as protectors, preventing scratches or damage during storage.

10. Knife Block Drawer

Unlike traditional knife blocks that clutter countertops, a built-in knife block drawer offers increased safety by keeping knives out of reach of children and pets while also improving organization with designated slots or compartments for different types of knives.

This space-saving solution frees up valuable counter space and contributes to a sleeker aesthetic in your kitchen. These drawers come in various sizes and configurations, with some featuring built-in dividers for further organization and others offering customizable options to perfectly suit your knife collection and kitchen layout.


11. Charging Drawer or Station

Embrace a clutter-free aesthetic with a built-in charging drawer or station. This feature seamlessly blends functionality and style, offering many benefits. Say goodbye to the hassle of searching for chargers and tangled cords – simply place your devices in the drawer and let them charge discreetly, keeping your countertops organized. Protect your devices from spills and water splashes with their secure placement within the drawer and eliminate unsightly power strips and charging stations.

Charging drawers cater to various devices, from smartphones and tablets to portable speakers and even kitchen appliances, allowing you to embrace a modern and efficient approach to everyday tasks in your kitchen.

12. Pull-out Pantry

Unlike traditional pantries, pull-out designs feature sliding shelves that effortlessly extend the full cabinet depth, granting you unimpeded access to all your stored goods.

This maximizes storage capacity and optimizes organization, allowing you to efficiently categorize and retrieve dry goods, canned foods, and even cookware (in full-height models) from a single, streamlined location.

Pull-out pantries maximize space (particularly near appliances), elevating your kitchen's functionality and aesthetics.


13. Built-in Step Stool

Streamline accessibility and safety in your kitchen with the integration of a built-in step stool. This feature seamlessly incorporates within a base cabinet or the toe kick area, providing a stable platform that effortlessly rolls out when needed. This discreet solution offers an ideal height increase for individuals of shorter stature or children, allowing them to reach upper cabinets, shelves, and appliances effortlessly. When not used, the step stool conveniently tucks away, maximizing space and maintaining a clean aesthetic.

Unlike precarious chairs or other makeshift solutions, built-in step stools promote enhanced safety and boast a variety of styles and finishes to complement your kitchen's design seamlessly. Consider incorporating one for a more accessible and user-friendly kitchen environment.

Enhance Your Kitchen Experience: Design & Functionality for Everyday Enjoyment

Investing in these thoughtful cabinet accessories contributes to a calm and functional kitchen environment where every element supports a smooth and efficient workflow. This translates to a more enjoyable experience, whether you're preparing everyday meals or hosting grand gatherings.

Ready to transform your kitchen into the 21st century? Download the eBook "The Ultimate Step-by-Step Home Renovation Transformation Guide" to discover how modern cabinet accessories can take your remodel to the next level.