When you think about cabinets, you might not immediately think of anything other than boxes with doors and some drawers. However, cabinet accessories let you get so much more from your custom kitchen cabinets.

Forget about just having to make do with general storage. Instead, use cabinet accessories to store what you need in a much more convenient way.

Just think about how great it would be not to have to just cram everything on a shelf or in a drawer. You can finally organize your kitchen just the way you want.

Pull Out Trash Cans

If you don’t want anyone seeing your trash can and/or recycle bin, hide them behind a cabinet door. Your kitchen looks clean and neat. Nasty trash is securely hidden behind a cabinet door that looks just like all the rest. It’s a great way to store your trash cans out of the way. You might want to put a towel near the door so you can wipe your hands off before opening and closing the cabinet door.

Hinged Shelves

One of the more unique cabinet accessories is hinged shelves. These shelves typically look like their own cabinet, but without a door. They have one or more shelves. As you pull them out to the side using the hinged feature, you can easily reach other smaller items stored on the shelves behind this one. These are ideal for storing smaller items, such as spices or commonly used accessories.

Roll-Out Shelves

Roll-out shelves are always a great idea. They’re one of the most popular cabinet accessories because they make it easier to reach things. In fact, you can customize these roll-out shelves to organize pots and pans with easy to use racks. Then, the shelves work similarly to a drawer. Roll-out the shelf, get what you need and you’re done. This is just one way to maximize your kitchen storage.

Drawer Organizers

Drawer organizers are nothing new and they can be used to increase your storage space. You don’t have to stick with just those plastic compartment organizers either. Instead, add a peg system to easily stack plates, lids and containers. For deeper drawers, add racks to store pots and pans. You can even have wooden dividers to use baking pans, muffin tins, cutting boards and more. Good Housekeeping has some great ideas to inspire you.

Spice Rack Pull Out

It’s easy for spices to get lost in cabinets. Shelves are usually too tall to store them effectively without wasting space. A Lazy Susan might not the right choice either. If you have the space, add a spice rack pull out cabinet. The cabinet is only slightly wider than your average spice container. The cabinet pulls out for you to neatly arrange your spices on long shelves. You can easily store dozens of spices and hide them out of sight in the space between two other cabinets.

Corner Cabinet Pull Outs

Corner cabinets seem like a great idea until you actually try to use them. Then, they become a challenge. How do you reach all the way back into the corner? What about the stuff stored along the back edges? A functional kitchen shouldn’t be difficult to use. That’s why it’s a good idea to corner cabinet pull outs. Shelves pull out at various angles so you can reach everything easily. These are often called blind corner pull outs.

Lazy Susans

The most well known of all cabinet accessories is the Lazy Susan. If you can’t reach something, add a Lazy Susan to simply spin everything around to get to what you need. You see these often when it comes to corner cabinets or for storing smaller items like seasonings and spices. They’re a classic for a reason, so don’t be afraid to use them.

Pull Out Pantry

Pantries are great, but it’s not always easy to reach what you need. Pull out pantries work much like a pull out spice rack, but on a much larger scale. Think of these are smaller pantries that fit between other cabinets. You pull it out to reach larger items, such as drinks, cleaning supplies, jars, cans, cereals and much more. Of course, you can always opt for pull out shelves and baskets to use in your larger pantry.

Feeling inspired to use more cabinet accessories in your kitchen or even bathroom? Contact us today to start designing your custom kitchen cabinets complete with the perfect accessories.

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