At Haven Ridge, our Lehigh Valley homes are all about the kitchen. We love to work with our homeowners on designing the best, brightest and most efficient kitchen layouts and styles. But that planning doesn’t have to stop when construction is complete. You can continue to optimize your kitchen by making the most of every cabinet, countertop, and seemingly empty space. Read on for tips on maximizing your kitchen.
Organize, organize, organize! A well organized kitchen will help you navigate with ease. Take the time to think about what items should be stored where, and try to give each shelf and cabinet a theme. Keeping like items together will help you find things easily. Keeping your most frequently used items in the easiest to reach places will speed things up in the kitchen.
Don’t feel the need to evenly distribute. Got a corner cabinet that has you stumped? Don’t feel the need to spread out your kitchen supplies just to evenly fill all your cabinets and shelves. You never know when new items will enter your collection and need a spot to call home.
Turn storage into decor. Rather than store your flour and sugar in bags in a cabinet, purchase a nice set of storage jars that can double as countertop decorations. Dog treats can live in a classy glass jar instead of boxed up in the closet. You’ll be surprised how much you can “leave out” with the right style of storage.
Get creative with wall space. Tap into your own creativity by making the most of this undervalued space. That narrow strip of wall next to your cabinets might be the perfect place to hang some large serving spoons, where they’ll also serve as decorations. The wall next to your breakfast nook could be the ideal spot for a pot rack. That outer panel of your cabinets could be the best place to add some hooks and hang your favorite mugs. You’ll free up space in no time by making empty spaces work for you!
Whether you’re starting out with a brand new kitchen or doing some spring cleaning, a little organization and creativity can go a long way! Looking to start fresh? Our Lehigh Valley townhomes offer spacious kitchens with granite countertops, 42″ cabinets, dishwasher, stove, and microwave all included. Contact us to learn more about our available new homes in Whitehall, PA.