How To End Kitchen Clutter 

Do you constantly struggle with kitchen clutter? Don’t be too hard on yourself — it’s not you, it’s your kitchen! Many Cincinnati homeowners overlook how the design and features in their kitchen play a direct role in your organization.

A kitchen remodel is the perfect opportunity to make your heart-of-the-home a more orderly, efficient, and enjoyable place to be. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Planning Makes Perfect 

In the planning stages of your remodel, it’s important to have a conversation with your design-build firm about how you work in your kitchen. Do you love to bake? Live to entertain? Enjoy cooking meals side by side with a loved one? These and more should be factored in. 

It’s also helpful to list what you like — and don’t like — about your current kitchen. Is it hard to walk around? Always feeling unorganized? Is it difficult to find what you need?

These are all ideas to let your designer know right away, so that the layout and features in your new space will be just what you need. 

Start an Ideabook 

Houzz is an amazing resource for homeowners and remodeling professionals alike. With Houzz, you can browse thousands of real-life projects at your fingertips and save inspirational images to your ideabook. Make some notes about what specifically “sparks joy,” and you’ll be able to show your designer exactly what you want in your new space. 

Know What’s Available

Of course, it’s pretty hard to tell a designer about a feature you want if you don’t know it exists. Don’t worry; we can help. Here’s a sample of highly requested organization features we’ve included in our kitchen remodels:

Roll-out drawers: These drawers maximize cabinet space while providing great accessibility. Plus, they’re completely customizable, so you can keep pots, pans, spices, and anything else you need neatly tucked away but easy to reach. 

Power drawers: These days, a major source of clutter is everyone’s phone, tablet, smartwatch, and all the other electronics that need charging. With power drawers, you can plug in your devices and keep them off the counter. 

Utensil pull-0ut cabinet: No more opening a drawer only to see a ton of utensils piled on top of each other. Organize everything you need for cooking right at your fingertips.

Appliance garages: Certain kitchen necessities such as Keurig® machines, stand mixers, instant pots, and crock pots are items homeowners like to keep close by but not out in the open. With an appliance garage, you can neatly store these bulky gadgets without any heavy lifting or bending over. 

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to an organized kitchen you’ll love spending time in. If you have any questions or need help with your kitchen remodel, contact us — we’re happy to help.