The next time you consider installing new (or switching the old) cabinets in your kitchen, you'll want to be aware of your many options. This is an exciting time to do some cabinet work, as there's sort of a revolution of creative design and use of space.
These aren't just boxes with doors on the front anymore! When you open up today's cabinets, you're apt to find some surprises inside. For example, here is a recycling center tucked away inside a corner base cabinet.
You'll also find drawers behind doors . . .Wide, slide-out shelves . . .Vertical storage for trays . . ...and even narrow slide-outs for jars and cans, which take advantage of every bit of storage space (see the pull-out pantry project for instructions to build your own).
Now, it's not only the shapes of the cabinets and drawers that is new, but what's hidden behind them as well. You'll find flatware storage drawers that are double-tiered . . .corner lazy susans ...swing-out, fold-out interiors . . .as well as slide-out baskets, whether woven or wire.
Even the slimmest of shelves can hide little delights, like spice racks . . .appliance garages . . .and hidden carving boards that slide out of sight when not in use.
And those are just a few of the amazing possibilities for today's kitchens. So if there are new cabinets in your future, be prepared to open yourself to the hidden possibilities.