Pots, pans, and utensils are among some of the most common items that can easily end up scattered around your laminate kitchen worktops, all of which can undermine the entire design of the kitchen, no matter what your style! Those are just a few examples of the most likely culprits, but you’ve probably got your own specific kitchen nuisances – things like utensils, drinks bottles and so on. It can be a heck of a a job finding a place to store them all!
To help you avoid those dreaded cluttered worktops, we’ve collated our own list of some of the most intriguing and revolutionary storage ideas that you can incorporate into your own kitchen!
Let’s honest – storing your cooking utensils on your counter top in a jar is a popular look. Plenty of our customers find it a convenient and attractive way to organise them, but if you’ve not got a tonne of counter space, it can quickly end up looking a bit crowded. Happily, there are plenty of alternatives. For example, a hanging rack is a great way to utilise your space around the kitchen – and it opens up some intriguing design opportunities too.
You could play around with the colour of your utensils to create contrasts or complementing effects in your kitchen that play off the materials that make up your space. For example, you could try rose gold against magma or turquoise against real wood.
For knives, why not consider a magnetic wall strip over a knife block? Not only does this save space, it also looks very neat and sophisticated – perfect for a contemporary kitchen!
A well placed selection of spices can bring a real pop of colour to your kitchen space, they’re a popular addition that many people feel brings a more welcoming atmosphere to their kitchen. However if left unchecked, your spice collection can quickly grow out of control, and you could find your kitchen tops buried beneath a pile of paprika and parsley.
If that happens, a spice rack could be for you. They come in all sorts of designs to suit any taste, whether that be loud and proud, or subtle and discreet so you display them neatly, or completely hide them away if you want.
Pots and pans are obviously useful, but they’re also bulky which can make them a challenge to store! However, there’s plenty of solutions you can try. If you’re in a sophisticated sort of mood, floating shelves are always a fashionable (and functional) alternative to just stacking your pots and pans in a cupboard. Seamlessly fitted shelving can really open up your kitchen, and provide you with plenty of alternative space for storing your items on, saving you some room on your worktops!
The microwave is a particularly handy appliance for those of us who are constantly in a rush, and a brilliant solution for when you just want to whip something up quickly!
The only thing is, it can be a major contributor to your lack of worktop space. On the plus side, there’s lots of solutions that allow you to enjoy all the benefits of your microwave, without sacrificing any counter space. For example, you could consider ‘stacking’, a process that involves mounting the microwave on either a flat wall surface or the underside of a countertop. This is quite a big job though so definitely get yourself clued up on how to do it properly before you give it a go!
Those are just a few ideas to revolutionise your kitchen storage – you’ve probably got plenty yourself! Whatever you end up deciding on though, rest assured that we can help when it comes to offering you the best in laminate kitchen worktops. You can shop for them online or visit one of our DIY stores in Preston, Wigan, or Blackpool where our team will be happy to help you find the perfect look for your kitchen. We look forward to seeing you!