The kitchen is a space where the family gathers to celebrate, reconnect, and relax. That’s why so many people devote time, energy and money to transforming their kitchen into something that works better for them.

But kitchens can be frustrating, too. It seems like you always need one more drawer, shelf, or cabinet. It’s as if the kitchen is destined to feel cluttered.

The good news is that this is not a law of nature. It’s a result of poor kitchen design for maximising storage space. This guide will help you put together your kitchen renovation. 


Redesign the Kitchen or Extend the Layout


When you are working on a kitchen renovation, you want to be sure the design fits your storage needs. If you have the space, consider extending the footprint of your kitchen and adding more cabinets. This will increase the overall storage space available. Alternatively, a redesign within the existing footprint may also be beneficial – a designer will be able to design your kitchen and suggest smart accessories to help you make the most of your space.


Switch Cabinets with Doors for Drawers


Redesigning your kitchen to include more drawers and fewer underbench cabinets is a simple and effective way to maximise storage space. Not only do drawers nearly double the useable space, but they also make it easier to find what you’re looking for.


Use Wall-to-Wall Space


Using wall-to-wall cabinets rather than open shelving will also help you maximise kitchen storage and help your kitchen feel organised all of the time. Unlike open shelving, everything is concealed and hidden away, making the space feel less cluttered.


Include Clever Accessories


Corner cabinets are hard-to-reach and are not very functional. Corners do not have to be dead space. These difficult spaces can be vastly improved by including a pull-out “le mans” shelving unit.

This amazing accessory swings out so everything at the back of the hard-to-reach corner is easily accessible. It makes dead space a thing of the past.

Our team of experts can also recommend other accessories, like pull-out pantries and spice racks that help you get the most out of your storage space.


Reconsider the Size of Your Appliances


Do you really need double ovens, a double sink, or an extra-wide cooktop and oven? Large appliances are great if you frequently entertain or have a large family, but they can take up extra storage space. If storage rather than appliances  is a priority, consider buying a smaller oven.


Your Dream Kitchen


A great place to start when renovating your kitchen is figuring out how to maximise space. The kitchen is a busy and hectic place and having the right amount of storage space is a must.

With the tips above you’ll be able to design a kitchen renovation that accommodates your lifestyle. If you’re still struggling to pick the perfect kitchen renovation partner, give Zesta Kitchens a call.

We understand the importance of design and can help you make an informed decision. We also offer complimentary design consultations. Book an in-home design consultation with one of our experienced designers.