Eight ingenious storage ideas stolen from this incredible kitchen transformation

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Both functionally and aesthetically, Erin zubot’s 1990s kitchen in Alberta, Canada, did not work properly. The space is trapped by dark brown paint, a clumsy island at an angle, bulky bulkheads that limit the space for the cabinet, and zubot, a corner storage room described as a “black hole”.

Some cosmetic updates didn’t cut it, so she and her husband began renovating the space with custom IKEA cabinets, a mix of Soapstone and meat countertops, and a custom marble tile tailgate. In this process, they combine ingenious storage functions to help maximize the use of space and hide the characteristics of diligence behind the beautiful design.

The result is a well planned space that meets their daily needs in the modern and traditional style that zubot likes. Draw inspiration from this incredible transformation and apply these kitchen storage concepts to elegant and organized spaces.

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Designed and provided by Erin zubot

1. Design storage according to your needs.

One of the keys to the success of this kitchen transformation is to customize cabinets and drawers according to the specific items to be stored. “Zubot and I decided what to keep in every drawer,” I said. “I make sure I have a place for everything and that the drawers and cabinets are the right size for what I want to store there.” Wide and shallow drawers now hold items such as tableware and rags, while the 12 inch deep upper cabinet can store pantry items near the cooking area.

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2. Abandon the storage room in the corner.

Hidden in the corner and so deep that items are often lost in the back. The storeroom is a major pain point before the transformation. “I’ll clean it up and find the expired item or item I bought again because I don’t know where it is,” zubot said She chose to completely eliminate the corner storage room and replace it with more accessible storage space. The combination of cabinets and drawers now makes up for the difference.

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Designed and provided by Erin zubot

3. Expand the enclosure to fill all available space.

The nixing partition allows zubot to extend the cabinet from the countertop to the ceiling. “Although the upper cabinet is more difficult to reach, I still put things I don’t often use there,” zubert said. “It greatly increases the total amount of storage in the kitchen.”

4. Choose drawers instead of cabinets.

Although cabinets can be an effective solution for large items, drawers are better at maximizing available space and promoting organization. “I pay as much attention to the lower drawers as possible because they are easier to access than the cabinets you have to dig into the back,” zubot said. Now she can simply open the drawer to see all the contents, without having to clean up the items on the shelf to grab the required items.

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Designed and provided by Erin zubot

5. Make good use of every inch.

No space is too small to work in the extra kitchen storage room After extending the island another 4-1 / 2 inches to accommodate the power outlet, zubot customized a cabinet to fit below and built a door with a toe kick. The narrow space now houses a foldable footstool that can easily reach the upper cabinet. A similar cabinet across the island holds the cutting board.

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Designed and provided by Erin zubot

6. Includes a slide out tray for small appliances.

Replace the corner storage room with high table cabinet, leaving limited space for small table appliances. Local building codes rejected electrical garages, so zubot chose an open cubicle with sliding out trays to house her coffee machine and toaster. After breakfast, the talc tray can easily slide back into the small room to keep the table clean.

7. Upgrade the pull-out cabinet.

Tableware, cooking utensils and dry goods can easily become disorganized and difficult to take and put in the big cabinet. This is a problem that zubot will know about the blind angle of the shooting range. To take advantage of the space, she added a pull-out system from rev-a-shelf, which can slide completely out of the cabinet and to the side to easily retrieve the items behind. “In terms of price, this is a considerable upgrade, but the function is much better than any other blind corner solution I have found.”

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Designed and provided by Erin zubot

8. Including built-in spice storage.

Simplified spices are stored near the cooking area with a built-in shelf. Zubot adds a 4-inch deep groove to store spices in the range, and customize the height and width of the shelf to perfectly adapt to the collection of glass cans. Brass railings help keep spices in place.

Eight ingenious storage ideas stolen from this incredible kitchen transformation

Both functionally and aesthetically, Erin zubot’s 1990s kitchen in Alberta, Canada, did not work properly. The space is trapped by dark brown paint, a clumsy island at an angle, bulky bulkheads that limit the space for the cabinet, and zubot, a corner storage room described as a “black hole”.

Some cosmetic updates didn’t cut it, so she and her husband began renovating the space with custom IKEA cabinets, a mix of Soapstone and meat countertops, and a custom marble tile tailgate. In this process, they combine ingenious storage functions to help maximize the use of space and hide the characteristics of diligence behind the beautiful design.

The result is a well planned space that meets their daily needs in the modern and traditional style that zubot likes. Draw inspiration from this incredible transformation and apply these kitchen storage concepts to elegant and organized spaces.

IMG_256

Designed and provided by Erin zubot

1. Design storage according to your needs.

One of the keys to the success of this kitchen transformation is to customize cabinets and drawers according to the specific items to be stored. “Zubot and I decided what to keep in every drawer,” I said. “I make sure I have a place for everything and that the drawers and cabinets are the right size for what I want to store there.” Wide and shallow drawers now hold items such as tableware and rags, while the 12 inch deep upper cabinet can store pantry items near the cooking area.

Video: how to clean up the worst cooking mess in the kitchen

 

Ad: 0:24

 

0:29

  

IMG_257

Scroll back up to restore default view.

2. Abandon the storage room in the corner.

Hidden in the corner and so deep that items are often lost in the back. The storeroom is a major pain point before the transformation. “I’ll clean it up and find the expired item or item I bought again because I don’t know where it is,” zubot said She chose to completely eliminate the corner storage room and replace it with more accessible storage space. The combination of cabinets and drawers now makes up for the difference.

IMG_258

Designed and provided by Erin zubot

3. Expand the enclosure to fill all available space.

The nixing partition allows zubot to extend the cabinet from the countertop to the ceiling. “Although the upper cabinet is more difficult to reach, I still put things I don’t often use there,” zubert said. “It greatly increases the total amount of storage in the kitchen.”

4. Choose drawers instead of cabinets.

Although cabinets can be an effective solution for large items, drawers are better at maximizing available space and promoting organization. “I pay as much attention to the lower drawers as possible because they are easier to access than the cabinets you have to dig into the back,” zubot said. Now she can simply open the drawer to see all the contents, without having to clean up the items on the shelf to grab the required items.

IMG_259

Designed and provided by Erin zubot

5. Make good use of every inch.

No space is too small to work in the extra kitchen storage room After extending the island another 4-1 / 2 inches to accommodate the power outlet, zubot customized a cabinet to fit below and built a door with a toe kick. The narrow space now houses a foldable footstool that can easily reach the upper cabinet. A similar cabinet across the island holds the cutting board.

IMG_260

Designed and provided by Erin zubot

6. Includes a slide out tray for small appliances.

Replace the corner storage room with high table cabinet, leaving limited space for small table appliances. Local building codes rejected electrical garages, so zubot chose an open cubicle with sliding out trays to house her coffee machine and toaster. After breakfast, the talc tray can easily slide back into the small room to keep the table clean.

7. Upgrade the pull-out cabinet.

Tableware, cooking utensils and dry goods can easily become disorganized and difficult to take and put in the big cabinet. This is a problem that zubot will know about the blind angle of the shooting range. To take advantage of the space, she added a pull-out system from rev-a-shelf, which can slide completely out of the cabinet and to the side to easily retrieve the items behind. “In terms of price, this is a considerable upgrade, but the function is much better than any other blind corner solution I have found.”

IMG_261

Designed and provided by Erin zubot

8. Including built-in spice storage.

Simplified spices are stored near the cooking area with a built-in shelf. Zubot adds a 4-inch deep groove to store spices in the range, and customize the height and width of the shelf to perfectly adapt to the collection of glass cans. Brass railings help keep spices in place.

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