It’s no secret: kitchen cabinetry is one of our favorite things to geek out about at Red House Design Build. In past blog posts, we’ve talked about kitchen cabinet styles and construction types, as well as how to configure the perfect kitchen layout for your space. In this week’s blog post, we’re continuing that tradition by bringing you 10 popular kitchen cabinet accessories to up your culinary game.
The first in our list of popular kitchen cabinet accessories is one you’ve probably seen before, so this one is a gimme. Cutlery trays come in various sizes and materials and can be bought after your cabinets are installed or, to take a higher-end approach, be made by the cabinetry manufacturer to provide a seamless, cohesive look. These trays and dividers are perhaps the most popular cabinet accessories because who wants to rifle through a cluttered mess of 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife?
It’s 2024, and everyone has a smartphone, a sleek Bluetooth speaker, and a whole menagerie of tech that needs to stay charged and ready to go. But, if you’re like me, keeping all the various charging cables organized can be a pain, and adding that unsightly mess of cords is an eyesore when all you want to do is have a clutter-free countertop. Thankfully, some genius came up with the docking drawer–a seamlessly integrated kitchen cabinet accessory that stashes away electrical outlets at the back of a drawer. Docking drawers are a great hidden feature to keep things neat, tidy, powered, and pretty.
Maybe this is just my Millennial mind at work here, but when was the last time you saw a nice knife block that stored an entire collection of knives and looked like it didn’t take up valuable countertop real estate? I’ll wait.
If chunky knife blocks that don’t fit anywhere and don’t hold your mismatched collection of knives (you know you’ve got a few standouts) aren’t your thing, then including a Fineline organizer in your array of kitchen cabinet accessories is key. This accessory maximizes precious drawer space while keeping your knives organized and sharp. Pair the Fineline organizer with a cutlery tray and dedicated spice holders to really up your game.
Pullout columns are another way to keep jumbled kitchen utensils out of sight and out of mind. These narrow columns come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help optimize your cabinet space, and are a great filler if you need to add a few extra inches to your row of cabinets. Plus, they conveniently store items that may not be blessed with your everyday use–I’m looking at you, bread whisk that was gifted during COVID.
Remember when corners in kitchen layouts were a dead zone, basically just written off as lost cabinet space? Well, the LeMans system and the Magic Corner revolutionized the kitchen cabinet accessories universe with their pullout shelving solutions. Both systems utilize pull-out shelving to pack every inch of corner storage space for your organizational needs. The only difference between the two? The LeMans system is typically kidney-shaped; the Magic Corner tends to be more square. The more you know!
Ever wish you had a cutlery organizer but for your pots and pans? Well, you’re in luck! Pegboard organizers are the versatile solution for organizing your collection of flatware. These customizable and easy-to-install kitchen accessories are a game changer for keeping your kitchen clutter-free. Not only great for tidiness, but pegboard organizers are also a great addition to a more accessible kitchen design.
Ok, you’ve seen this one too. If you have the space, pullout waste baskets are an essential accessory for high-end kitchens. No one wants to look at trash, simple as that. So stow that refuse away, and let’s move on.
My partner and I loathe going into our spice cabinet. It’s a chaotic mess in there, and we’ve both agreed that our future kitchen will require dedicated spice storage. Luckily, we have options. Pull-out spice columns, door-mounted spice racks, and drawer inserts are perfect solutions for organizing our herby woes, quickly turning spicy disasters into Marie Kondo’s dream drawer.
Another one of our exceptionally popular kitchen cabinet accessories is the vertical tray dividers. These cabinet partitions keep baking sheets, cutting boards, and serving trays neatly organized and accessible–some are even customizable!
We all have that one big cabinet where all the unwieldy kitchen appliances live. Things like mixers, food processors, pressure cookers, air fryers, and more would feel like much less of a to-do if you didn’t have to get on your hands and knees to schlepp out a hefty piece of machinery. Rollout drawers are the solution here, as these shelves slide out effortlessly and provide easy access to all the big kitchen stuffs without the need for strain.
We at Red House understand that every kitchen is different, and every home chef has their own priorities. However, with these 10 popular kitchen cabinet accessories, there’s something for everyone, and investing in at least a handful will elevate your home culinary endeavors without a doubt. If you’re ready to talk with our expert team of designers and cabinetry specialists, give Red House Design Build a call today, and let’s get cooking!