Open – this type of storage is suitable for those who love to match dishes by color, shape, and achieve perfect visual harmony. It is not necessary to adhere to any one fashionable style, in any interior you can make cool open storage with the help of roof rails, shelves. The open type of storage is suitable for everyday dishes and festive ones (it will give the kitchen an aesthetic and festive look).
Closed – this type of storage implies that the dishes are hidden in cabinets and drawers. What dishes should not be displayed? Of course, a huge and not particularly attractive one – that is, the one in which you cook. If you’re wondering what to keep outdoors and choosing between a set of English cups and a set of pan lids, go for the cups!
Exactly in the middle between these two types, a mixed type of storage is crammed in – this is a closed storage behind glass doors. In this case, you should leave the service, dishes behind the glass, and put the spices, cereals and ladles in a closed compartment.
Ideas for storing dishes, pots, pans and lids in the kitchen
There are many more storage ideas than you might think. It all depends on the size of the kitchen, but even in a compact small kitchen it is quite possible to place everything you need – food, utensils, and appliances.
A wardrobe should be in every kitchen, because it allows you to keep cozy even if you are not a master of organized storage of dishes. Everything inside the locker stays inside the locker. And even if the guests are on the doorstep, you don’t have to worry. Usually one double-leaf wardrobe up to the ceiling is enough, and everything fits perfectly. By the way, you can also hide appliances inside the cabinet – a microwave, for example.
Cabinets are a great option for small kitchens. If you attach wheels to the cabinet, then you can store dishes inside the drawers, and use the surface as a table, including a mobile one.
On the shelves
Open shelving is an option for those who love coffee shop design. On the shelves you can beautifully arrange spices in jars, put decor, store cups and mugs.
In the buffet or sideboard
A good option for those who have a classic, Provence or Art Deco style kitchen. You can also buy a vintage sideboard or sideboard with curtains – this will be closed storage, but at the same time, the feeling of “air” will still remain because of the glass.
On the ends and doors of furniture
With the help of hooks, you can use not only the outside of the furniture, but also the inside – for example, hang small pans or kitchen towels inside.
On the walls – using wall shelves and cabinets
When there is a catastrophic lack of space, walls come to the rescue. And it’s not just about shelves and wall cabinets. You can hang rails on the wall, which perfectly store cups, or you can hang spice boxes there. For this, a wall above the countertop or the side wall of the refrigerator is suitable (in this case, you can hang the shelf on suction cups).
Storing pans in a drawer isn’t the only useful tip. We suggest using dividers in the drawers – they will allow you to store small items in such a way that order is maintained and you can quickly find what you need.
Some interesting ideas
Do not forget about corner storage – corner shelves will accommodate a lot of small things (ideal for jars of cereals or spices).
We use fabric pockets – these can be whole organizers for covers, cutlery or cookbooks.
If possible, we store plates, cups, mugs, pots and pans in each other – this way we save space inside the boxes.
For frying pans, you can use vertical storage, especially if they have removable handles – for this you need to purchase a separate rack or dryer.
All drawers and cabinets from the inside can be lined with beautiful wrapping paper, changing it periodically. It will give the kitchen a stylish look and comfort.
Storage of dishes in the kitchen – how to make it beautiful
Storing tableware in the kitchen can be both convenient and beautiful if you get rid of the excess. Try to keep only what you use daily or at least a couple of times a week. And you will see how the kitchen is unloaded. Immediately there is a place for decor, and it will become much easier to clean up.