Kitchen cabinets have evolved a lot over the years. No longer is your only option to buy pre-made cabinets and make them fit. Now, many people opt for custom cabinets that are specifically built to fit in their kitchens. And that's not even the best thing about having custom cabinets made! Going custom also means you get to choose little, add-on features that maximize your storage and allow for more efficient use of your kitchen. Here are a few such features to consider.
Narrow Pull-Out Drawers
A narrow pull-out drawer that is only a few inches wide and very deep can be a great addition to your cabinetry. You can stand a few canisters up inside this drawer and then use those canisters to hold your cooking utensils like spoons and spatulas. This allows you to get those items off your counter, which makes your kitchen look less cluttered. Some people also store their cookie sheets and cooling racks in these thin, deep drawers.
Dog Bowl Pull-Out
Are you tired of tripping over your dog's bowls on the kitchen floor? Have your cabinet maker install a shallow pull-out drawer at the base of one cabinet. This drawer can even have slots built directly into it to hold two bowls: one for your dog's food and another for their water. You can leave the drawer pulled out most of the time so your dog can access their food and water. But you can also push it in when needed, such as when you're carrying something through the kitchen or when you have guests over and don't want someone tripping over the bowl.
A large cabinet that is built around your fridge can give you a way to conceal the fridge, which gives your kitchen a more minimalist motif. Some people also like this option because it allows them to choose a less expensive, less attractive fridge — since it will be hidden in the cabinet anyways.
Trash Bin Pull-Out
A large drawer that holds two cans, one for trash and the other for recycling, can save you a lot of headaches. You won't have to worry about knocking a freestanding trash can over, and your trash will be well-contained in a place where you don't have to worry about seeing it all the time.
Talk to your cabinet maker about these features. They might also be able to recommend some other ones you enjoy.
Contact a company like Gerald L Scott Custom Cabinetry to learn more.