Storage in a kitchen is a basic need. Unfortunately though most kitchens don’t have enough of it. In order to help you we found this article with a different storage ideas and what the cost. We hope it helps you add more storage to your kitchen.
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For kitchen remodels a lot of focus goes into what’s seen on the surface, and rightly so. Cabinets, appliances, countertops, paint colors — these are the big players that make your kitchen look the way it does. But oftentimes it’s the more subtle gestures that will make your space truly functional and efficient.
Pantry systems, pullout shelving, appliance garages, wall-mounted pegboards and more have long been popular kitchen storage ideas on Houzz, because they can take a gorgeous kitchen to the next level. But you might ask, “Yeah, but what’s that going to cost me?”
With that in mind, here are 13 kitchen solutions to consider for your remodel or new construction — and how much they might set you back.
Countertop appliance garage.
If you have enough countertop space, tucking away regularly used small appliances, such as a toaster or blender, in a dedicated space behind closed doors will allow you to keep your counter free of clutter and cords. Kayron Brewer of Studio K B designed this nifty niche to include an outlet and LED lights so all the small appliances can be used right where they are.
Cost: Brewer estimates that this appliance garage ran $1,600 to $1,900, including the cabinetry, LED lighting strip, power and labor. However, she points out that the appliance garage was part of a full cabinet and construction package, so it’s tricky to price it separately.
Pullout spice rack.
Spice containers are usually a messy lot, getting knocked over in pantries and stuffed into wall-mounted racks that don’t easily accommodate different bottle sizes. Organizing them in a pullout spice rack that fits into your cabinetry will keep them in check.
Pullout spice racks are usually 3 to 12 inches wide and can be installed in base cabinets or upper cabinets. Many homeowners opt for two pullout spice racks to flank a cooktop or install them on opposite sides of a hood for symmetry.
Cost: About $200, but varies depending on the manufacturer, material finish and size.
In-counter knife storage.
If you don’t like the look of a freestanding knife block but want to keep knives close at hand, consider an in-counter knife slot. Austin, Texas, woodworker Daniel Vos of DeVos Custom Woodworking says he custom makes these slots in new wood countertops that he also fabricates.
A drop-in knife block is another option. It offers enclosed storage for knives within the confines of the knife block, which is inset into a kitchen counter or island. An existing piece can be retrofitted to include one, or one can be included in a new project, Vos says.
A custom knife block can be made out of any wood, either contrasting or matching the countertop. Slots for the knives are customized to the client’s specifications. (Vos says clients sometimes just send him their knives.) Vos then insets the custom-made block into a slightly smaller hole cut in the countertop, leaving the block overhang resting on the countertop for support. It’s raised ¼ to ¾ inch above the countertop level. The knife block configuration is also removable for cleaning.
Cost: A knife block and associated labor should run around $350. The cost for a knife slot like the one shown here is a $200 upcharge to the cost of a countertop.
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