STYLE & STORE

show and stow in the kitchen.

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What to

PUT IT AWAY

Deep draw­ers hide big pans and serv­ing dishes per­fectly.

Con­sider kick­boards that open up to ac­com­mo­date over­sized plat­ters, chop­ping boards and bak­ing trays. Clever, huh?

If you’re plan­ning a new kitchen, go for ad­justable shelves inside your cup­boards – now you can store those awk­ward tall vases!

A new is­land bench of­fers a work sur­face plus stor­age: sneak ex­tra draw­ers and shelves into its de­sign.

SHOW IT OFF

When you put ev­ery­thing be­hind closed doors, kitchens can ap­pear clin­i­cal. Hav­ing some of your col­lectibles on show in­jects your per­son­al­ity into the space.

Cor­ner cup­boards are of­ten dif­fi­cult to ac­cess, so con­sider leav­ing them open as the per­fect spot to store cook­books.

Ap­pli­ances, like stand mix­ers, usu­ally look good on the bench – and who wants to lug it out ev­ery time they make a cake?

Stick­ing to one or two ac­cent colours in your dis­plays looks clean and stylish.

TIDY TIPS

Bulk­heads or cab­i­nets that go up to the ceil­ing means no dust col­lect­ing on the top of cup­boards.

Tackle the dreaded plas­tic con­tainer drawer and throw away lids and bases that no longer have part­ners. Buy­ing one brand of con­tain­ers helps to keep it tidy, as they all fit inside each other.

Magic ex­tra stor­age space out of nowhere by fit­ting shal­low shelves or racks for spices to the inside of a pantry door.

A wall of han­dle-free cup­boards cuts clut­ter and looks clean-lined. A great way to store cook­books and it makes an in­ter­est­ing de­sign fea­ture. Store uten­sils for kitchen prep and cook­ing close to where you do these tasks.

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