warrandyteTransitional Kitchen, Melbourne
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6. Clutter-Free CountersThere is a common desire among my clients for clean, clutter-free counters in their newly remodeled kitchens. It’s their chance for a do-over. In fact, one of the many benefits of remodeling your kitchen is cleaning out your existing cabinets. Are you really going to use that ice-cream maker you got as a gift? How about that bread maker you used only once? Maybe it’s time to box up all the stuff you haven’t used in years and give it away.Simplifying: What Items in Your Kitchen Are Just Taking Up Space?The key to keeping your counters neat is to put in place organizational systems from the start — which means spending a little extra on the small details. Accessories such as cutlery and tray dividers, roll-out shelves, lid organizers, spice storage and bread drawers are the kinds of things you may not wish to pay for now but likely will appreciate over the years. I recommend that you take careful stock of how you live and work in your kitchen and then find the right accessories that will make this hardworking space more enjoyable. Here are a few suggestions to keep kitchen clutter at bay:
Alternatively, rather than having a separate door, models like this one integrate the door into the shelving, so the entire cabinet can be spun open or shut in one motion. Just make sure that it has a good mechanism for stopping the door in the right spot (usually employing magnets or weights), or else it will always be just slightly (and annoyingly) off.