Kitchen cabinets tend to be all about the door. No question, of course, that the door is the part of kitchen cabinets that get most of our attention. Unless, of course, you make a plan for including custom kitchen accessories along with those new cabinets.
New cabinets installed with custom kitchen accessories can take advantage of narrow areas currently being underutilized or going to complete waste. A narrow cabinet can actually fold out to offer not only more storage areas for things like canned goods or bottled liquids, but double your pleasure by being folded away to keep all those things conveniently out of view. All that is that left to see will be sparkling white kitchen cabinets or the beautiful grains of our wood cabinets.
Some very useful kitchen accessories can be installed entirely brand new or as a customized element of a renovation of what you already have in place. In the latter case, you might consider leaving the existing shelves while the only custom cabinetry touch will be the removal and replacement of the doors with new pocket doors. Pocket doors can span the entire expanse of the shelving behind them only to open up and slide back out of view on either side. The advantage of this new kitchen cabinet option ranges from allowing unobstructed use of large areas of shelving to allowing quick concealment of that area when you don’t have time to tidy up. This custom kitchen accessory can, of course, also be installed as a completely new addition to the kitchen.
When it comes to custom kitchen accessories added to existing space, one of the most useful may flip-up doors. If that wasted area between the top of your kitchen cabinetry and the ceiling drives you crazy, you can always add custom kitchen cabinets that fill in that space. Doors that flip up rather than open out make use of these highly situated cabinets much more convenient.
Spring-Loaded Hidden Small Appliance Shelf
Do a lot of cooking using one or two particular small appliances of unusual heft? Then one of the custom kitchen accessories you absolutely should consider is a spring-loaded shelf hidden inside a base cabinet when not needed. Whether you need a heavy small appliance like a mixer or a slicer, this is one kitchen accessory customized for cabinets that it is just far too useful to overlook. The spring-loaded shelf means no more lugging those heavy small appliances around for use.
In the kitchen biz, they call them an appliance garage. What it actually is in terms of custom kitchen accessories is a kind of mini-cabinet that makes use of wasted space pretty much anywhere in the kitchen–but especially corners–to give you what you might well term an extra cabinet or even extra junk drawers. Use the appliance garage however you want. Just be aware that these kitchen accessories can be customized with separators, secret doors, spice racks and probably anything else you can think of.