Buying Guide: Kitchen Storage Furniture
One of the most important places to be organized in your home is your kitchen. Every item should have its proper place so it can be found easily while preparing a meal. If you’ve ever wasted time attempting to find pots, pans, utensils, or even extra surface space, it might be time to consider a new kitchen storage furniture.
What are the different kinds of kitchen storage available? Read on to find out which kind of kitchen storage will best fit your home.
Baker’s racks are a set of shelves, usually in the wrought iron style, and they normally include a wine rack in their base.
They were traditionally used to cool baked goods on, but in modern times, the shelves are used to store various kitchen items, like spices, jars, or cans.
Home Styles Furniture Baker’s Rack with Solid Wood Top
This baker’s rack from Home Styles has a natural wood finish that would suit a country-style kitchen. Its solid wood surface is ideal for preparing food on, and it features two shelves up top, a drawer, and two cabinet drawers for lots of different storage possibilities.
Southern Enterprises Decorative Bakers Rack with Wine Storage
Mixing metal and glass together, this baker’s rack from Southern Enterprises has a warm coffee finish and decorative scrolls on either side, making it a focal point for the kitchen. It features a six bottle wine rack underneath the main mahogany-stained shelf, and a lower shelving unit for bigger items likes bowls or pans.
Two tempered glass shelves up top complete the baker’s rack.
Grace 19GO – 19 inch Gourmet Wrought Iron Bakers Rack
If you’re interested in a classic, wrought iron baker’s rack, take a look at this model from Grace. To customize its look, you can choose to add brass tips to the ends, and it comes in eight different metal finishes. It comes with two storage racks below and a maple-topped surface area that can be used for food preparation.
Used for either the kitchen or dining room, all three of these pieces are basically used for the same thing – display and storage.
They have surface space on top that can be used to prepare food and then serve it on, and the base normally has cabinets or drawers for fine china, appliances, or anything else that needs storing.
Home Styles Furniture 3 Drawer Large White/Ivory Base and Stainless Steel Top Buffet
For a buffet that’s easy to clean off, the Home Styles buffet has a stainless steel top that makes for a great cutting or dicing surface. This buffet also features a nine bottle wine rack, three pullout drawers, and two adjustable shelves to keep extra kitchen items in.
Southern Enterprises Black Sideboard
A great casual accent piece for your kitchen is this sideboard from Southern Enterprises. The three wicker storage baskets give off a country kitchen vibe, and inside the cabinet doors is an adjustable shelf in case you need to customize the fit of your storage.
Steve Silver Bello Granite Wine Rack Server
If you love the bold look of granite, this server by Steve Silver with its black granite top will instantly give your kitchen or dining room sophistication. With its rich cherry finish and traditional detailing, this server will definitely stand out. Its storage includes a twelve bottle wine rack, three drawers, and two cabinets on either side.
For portable surface space and storage, try a kitchen cart. The only difference between them is that the microwave cart has a special area for a microwave to fit in.
They feature lockable rolling castors that allow you to roll them around the kitchen to make space, or throughout the house to use as a serving tray.
Winsome Kitchen Cart with Drop Leaf
If you have a smaller amount of space in your kitchen, a cart with drop leaf sides – like this model from Winsome – will accommodate it. Simply extend the beech wood drop leaf sides if you need more counter space, and tuck them down when you need more room.
With a drawer, open shelf, and cabinet, you’ll have room for dishes, utensils, or whatever else you’d like to store.
Nexera Delissio Microwave Cart in Natural Maple
If you’ve been looking for a place to set up your microwave, look no further than this microwave cart by Nexera. Made of recycled MDF and particle board, this cart has a solid top meant to hold your microwave, and two open shelving units below for storage.
It also features a drawer and side slots that you can use to store spices or oils.
Home Styles Furniture Expeditor Metal and Wood Cart in Natural
This lightweight cart from Home Styles is ideal as a place to prepare food, serve it, or even put a microwave on top. Its hardwood surface is durable against wear, and its two metal shelves can hold just about anything.
A towel rack on one side and a utensil rack on the other completes the cart.
Forget about storing your pots and pans in a lower cabinet: consider investing in a pot rack. Not only are your pots and pans visible and organized – all you need to do is reach up and grab them. They look attractive, too, as they hang from your ceiling over your kitchen island.
Concept Housewares Square 23" x 19" Ceiling Pot Rack
With its espresso-hued frame and chrome grid, this pot rack from Concept Housewares will look attractive hanging from your ceiling. It comes with eight swivel hooks, twelve pan hooks, and four ceiling hooks to fully suspend the frame and the cooking ware.
John Boos Cucina Mensola Grande Shelf with Pot Rack Bar & Hooks
Made from durable stainless steel, this model from John Boos is meant to hang from your wall. It comes with a shelf for extra storage and three hanging hooks for anything from pots and pans to ladles and spatulas.
Concept Housewares Half-Round 20" x 12" Wall Pot Rack in Stainless Steel
Another wall option is this stainless steel example from Concept Housewares. It has a metal grid on the inside of the frame, and features 10 pan hooks, 10 S-shaped hooks, and built in wall mounting brackets.
Happy cooking with your new kitchen storage furniture!
Nicolette Interior Design Diva