Interior cabinet organization systems help solve an array of issues homeowners will face, but you have to choose the right options.
It’s no secret that practical storage solutions can save your clients’ time when it comes to searching for specific items, but the systems also help consumers maximize the space they already have.
Storage has always been an important element in the home, but it’s especially important in kitchens to accommodate the tools every cook needs. Houzz’s 2020 Kitchen Trends Report found 98% of homeowners upgrade their kitchen islands to include more storage. Many of these upgrades include built-in specialty organizers or drawers.
For clients who can afford it, there are many custom storage solution companies that will build one-of-a-kind systems to improve storage, but there are also off the shelf options that can bring the same simplicity for less.
The most popular type of kitchen organization system, according to Houzz’s report, was for cookie sheets, followed by deep drawers, and spice organization. For pull-out systems, the most popular were pull out waste bins, Lazy Susans, and pull out or swing out systems.
Housing Design Matters, a residential design service for home builders, wrote about what attracts female homebuyers to a space. It’s not the beauty of a home nor the colors, finishes, or lighting; it’s the practical features. Some of these features include appliance garages, a dedicated cabinet area to house all countertop appliances, and walk-in pantries with space for a multitude of organizational baskets. And although closets are far different from the kitchen or bath, a well organized closet can be a game changer.
If a walk-in closet with walls of drawers, displays, and hanging rods can make it easier to get dressed and out the door in the morning, there’s no reason a well organized kitchen cannot do the same.
The kitchen trends study by Houzz also found the demand for these storage solutions remain steady and strong compared to the previous year. U.S. demand for home organizational products will continue at a 3.8% annual increase through 2023, according to The Freedonia Group. By 2023, the industry will be worth $12.7 billion.
We found seven companies offering cabinet storage solutions:
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One of the most well known organization companies, Rev-a-shelf has mastered the art of interior cabinet organization. While many of these other brands offer products outside of cabinet storage solutions, Rev-a-Shelf has been producing and selling these products for more than 40 years.
The wood spice drawer insert is one of the most recently released products and features a tiered set-up for simple access and visibility. Rev-a-Shelf offers custom sizes of this product to fit into drawer sizes up to a base of 36 inches. This spice storage solution comes in either natural maple with a semi-gloss finish or walnut with a satin finish.
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Known for selling specialty hardware, Richelieu also offers several storage solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, wine cellars, and closets. Brick and mortar stores are widely available in both Canada and Eastern United States.
There are several different styles of storage solutions that Richelieu sells, from traditional to modern. The Fioro line mixes natural oak with dark gray painted oak and features clean lines. The Fioro magic corner optimizes the space in corner cabinetry but also makes it easy to see and grab pots and pans. When a user opens the door, the front shelves automatically move to one side as the back shelves come out from the cabinet.
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Hafele offers products for both residential and commercial uses. Its offerings vary from door and cabinet hardware to door and electrical fittings. For its storage solutions, Hafele sells systems for every room of the home, such as the kitchen, bath, and office.
The company offers storage for base cabinets, corner cabinets, pantries, and upper cabinets. The towel rack pull-out features three rails in either polished chrome or anodized silver that extend once the base cabinet door opens. When extended, it increases its length by 11 inches from its installed length of 18 inches.
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Despite being a major player in the closet storage space, ClosetMaid also sells kitchen storage and garage storage products.
Its inventory is not as robust as the other companies on this list, but ClosetMaid offers simple, no-frills organizational systems made from epoxy coated steel. Many of the products do not need to be installed with tools, so they can be simple additions to enhance a cabinet. The pull out trash bin comes in white with a glide system, and the trash can is included.
Whether you’re in the market for sliding door hardware and shelving, or some cabinet storage systems, Knape & Vogt has you covered. The company owns several hardware and organization brands, such as Shelf-Made, HyLoft, and Real Solutions.
The company’s offerings include systems for trash and recycling, lazy Susans, drawer inserts, sink front trays, pull-out systems, and specialty storage. If not made from metal wiring, the products are often a mix of both metal and wood.
The tray divider roll-out meets the needs for the most sought after organization feature. It can be installed with only four nails, according to the company, and is made of laminated melamine and epoxy-coated slides with steel wire dividers.
Although the company manufacturers cabinets, it also sells a multitude of interior cabinet organization solutions. One downside though is that these products can only be purchased from an authorized Kitchen Craft Cabinetry dealer. Thankfully, there are many locations in the majority of states.
One standout product is the company’s tiered cutlery tray which features two levels of organized inserts. It not only maximizes the use of the cabinet drawer, but adds even more functionality. The tray features a natural, light oak wood with room for all the bits and bobs thrown into one junk drawer.