Staging your kitchen appliances can become a creative venture. Instead of stacking everything up against the straight parts of your walls, why not use a convenient corner? From the smallest to the largest of cookware and appliances, a corner position may be the best solution for your dream kitchen layout. It's time for you to think outside of the box and I can show you how.
• Small Stashes
We all have them - that myriad of small appliances and kitchen tools we can't live without - yet they clutter up our galleys and take up precious space in our cabinets. Yes, we all need our coffee makers, toasters and other small items and it's really more convenient to have them out and ready for action - but, that also means letting them take up counter space, right? Well, not necessarily.
Create a small nook in the corner of your kitchen to stash your most often used tools and equipment. You can actually build a little cabinet with small double doors in the corner space under your upper cabinets or go really fancy with a single lift up or roll down tambour door. Then you can stow your coffee machine behind closed doors after you've made your morning coffee. Now wouldn't that be neat?
Instead of mounting it over the range, how about putting a microwave in a prominent corner on your countertop? The installation is far easier than any wall-mounted unit (anyone who has ever hung one of those babies knows exactly what I mean) and you won't have to buy such an expensive microwave. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.
• Ranges and Ovens
Having your oven or range as the center of a working kitchen triangle makes perfect sense. Placing your cooking equipment in the corner of your kitchen and flanking it with your sink and refrigerator puts everything within close proximity and creates a dream kitchen layout.
• Caddy Corner Your Refrigerator
Not sure where to put your refrigerator? Look no further than the corner of your kitchen. Whether you simply place your unit caddy corner style in the angle of the room or build an elaborate cabinet around it for good looks, you'll probably take less steps retrieving foods and quicken your cooking time to boot.
Check out the pictures and the inspiration for this article in the Corner Appliances ideabook on Houzz. You might just get an idea that will work perfectly in your home kitchen.
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