PRISTINE IN THE COUNTRYTraditional Kitchen, San Francisco
Peter Giles Photography
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3. Do I love it? Does it have special meaning? Was it from a special friend or relative? Does it evoke a positive memory or hold significant value? If the answer is yes, assemble a moving box, wrap up your items and place them carefully in the box. Tip: Make sure to label the outside of the box and keep a list of the items inside each box. This will help you locate everything more easily later.
4. Vertical storage. It’s often a challenge to find enough space to store big baking sheets, trays and cutting boards. This clever pullout forgoes the hassle of having to layer heavy trays and platters on top of one another. Why is it that the tray you need is always on the bottom of the pile, anyway?
Organize and inventory the serveware. Keep a notepad and donation bin handy. As you’re putting away your platters, bowls, pitchers, vases and other pieces, take stock: Was anything missing? Make a note to get it. While putting things away, pay special attention to everything — are pieces lurking on the bottom of the cabinet that you never use? If you didn’t use those items at your big Thanksgiving dinner, chances are you never will, so consider donating them. Find serving platters in the Houzz Shop
1. Pullout platter storage. Entertaining often means getting out the stepladder to grab an oversize platter from the upper reaches of a cabinet or wall. Edo Rosenberg of Kitchens by Meyer came up with this solution, which integrates a pullout compartment in the end of a kitchen island. It commands a lot of space — it’s 30 inches wide and 24 inches deep — but houses large platters at arm’s reach in a divided, safe enclosure. Cost: Rosenberg says this custom feature cost his client roughly $1,200. See more serveware storage that’ll serve you well
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Have you ever heard yourself saying, “We might need these platters/bowls/serving dishes for when we throw parties”? Before you feel you need to keep six salad bowls and a dozen white platters, ask yourself a couple of questions:When was the last time I threw a party and needed all these items?If I did need more serving dishes/bowls or platters than I own, could I borrow them from a friend, family member or neighbour?