When it comes to fun, stress-free cooking at home, having beautiful kitchen cabinets is only half the battle. Whether your cabinets are outdated and could use some love, or you’ve just moved forward with our team’s designs for custom kitchen cabinets in Wheaton—your organization system plays an important role in every meal you prepare. Here are our tips and tricks.

1. Start With Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are your friend when it’s time for a total refresh. Label your storage zones while planning, and keep them up until the new layout has been solidified for yourself and other members of the household.

2. Store the Item Near Where it Will Be Used

Keeping each item close to relevant tools, surfaces, or appliances can help improve the experience of cooking. For example, utensils belong in your top drawer, trivets near the stove, and colanders close to the sink.

3. Place Heavy Items Low and Light Items High

Pots, pans, Dutch ovens, and heavy appliances should find their way into your lower cabinets. Lifting them from below is easier (and safer) than pulling them out from up above. 

4. Prioritize Everyday Items Over Special-Occasion Tools

It’s alright to place the pasta maker out of reach if you aren’t using it every week. Special serving ware, casserole dishes, and cake boxes are also prime examples of top-shelf items.

Storage Still in Short Supply? Let’s Get in Touch

If you feel like you’re losing the battle with your kitchen equipment, insufficient space may be the problem. Our design team and carpenters specialize in providing customers with custom kitchen cabinets in Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.