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5 Essential Cabinets for Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodel is a large investment into your home, so you want to make sure that you nail it! Aside from the overall layout of your kitchen, the specific types of cabinets you choose will have the greatest impact on the functionality of the space. There are countless cabinet options and sizes ranging from 'Stock/Production', 'Semi-Custom', and 'Custom'. Here are 5 of the "must have" cabinets that every modern kitchen needs:


Trash Bin Drawer: There's no better place for your trash and recycling than out of sight! Get rid of the trash can that sits awkwardly up against a wall and gain back valuable floor space in your kitchen. Standard trash bin drawers are 18" wide, hold (2) trash bins, and have an additional drawer for even more storage above the bin drawer.













Pantry Cabinet: Enjoy seemingly endless storage with a full pantry cabinet! Pantry cabinets come in many sizes, but the most popular is a full-depth pantry that sits right up with your refrigerator, making the fridge look more at-home rather than out of place in your kitchen!


Pot and Pan Cabinet: Easily stow away all of your large cookware. No more stacking up pots and pans inside of a small cabinet or having to crouch down and reach into the cabinet to find what you're looking for. Pot and Pan cabinets are typically 30" wide, have sliding drawers inside of them, and have an additional drawer for even more storage above the pots and pans! This additional drawer is a fantastic opportunity to put a silverware organizer.










Lazy Susan Corner: We see "blind corners" all the time in kitchens. What this means is that your valuable kitchen space in that corner is sitting completely empty and unused! A professional kitchen designer can usually create a layout that allows a Lazy Susan Corner cabinet to go in that previously wasted space. Lazy Susans come in various sizes and styles, but the most common typically require 36" in each direction out of the corner. These cabinets can be kind of awkward to get into, but extra storage in your kitchen is hardly something to complain about!


Slide Out Spice Rack: Spice racks are a lifesaver if you love to cook! There's nothing worse than having a standard cabinet full of spices and having to constantly shuffle through all of them to find what you're looking for. Not to mention how many times you went out and purchased a spice that was hiding in the back of your cabinet, so now you have TWO of them adding to the disorganization. Spice racks are very versatile: they come in multiple sizes and can be a base cabinet or an upper cabinet. Stock sliding spice racks come as small as 9" wide, which makes them relatively easy to configure into your kitchen layout.






It's easy to make a kitchen renovation look good. You all know the formula: white cabinets, stone countertops, tile backsplash, stainless-steel appliances and you have a beautiful kitchen that appeals to the masses. It's a completely different ballgame to take a kitchen and make it as functional as possible. These 5 cabinets are just the basics to get any kitchen layout started!

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