No matter how large or small the kitchen is, every inch of it tends to be filled. There needs to be plenty of kitchen storage for food, pots and pans, dishes and cutlery and the inevitable “junk drawer”. Decide how everything will fit into the space available before moving in.
Plan around the placement of the appliances. A floor-to-ceiling cupboard unit beside the stove or fridge serves well as a pantry for canned goods and dry supplies such as flour, sugar and cereals. Upper cupboards are handiest for china and serving dishes with the lower cupboards reserved for pots and pans. Divided trays in drawers provide easy access to cutlery and cooking utensils.
Awkwardly shaped equipment such as food processors can fit into island storage. If there is no room for a proper island, a cart on wheels can provide extra counter space and shelves for these items. Time spent planning kitchen storage results in a convenient, functional kitchen.