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Your dream kitchen design: storage solutions

When it comes to storage in the home, more is always more, and even more so in the kitchen and utility areas! When designing your dream kitchen, storage is probably going to be near the very top of your dream kitchen wishlist, so we have put together our top storage tips and tricks for making the most of all available space in your new kitchen design:

1 - Pan storage
Often forgotten about until it comes to finding a home for them, large pots and pans can be bulky and difficult to store, and even more difficult to reach for when needed when they're pushed to the very back of the cupboard! Location is key when deciding on storage for pots and pans; keep the ones you use daily within easy reach in deep pan drawers either side of your oven, and less frequently used ones can be stored away in cupboards.

A set of three deep drawers either side of the Rangemaster in the Wellsdown project in South London provide ample storage for pots and pans.

Extra deep drawers can be concealed behind a totally bespoke drawer front, designed to look like cupboards, like our Sevenoaks design team created in the Wellsdown kitchen and utility project in East Sussex. Internal hidden drawers provide additional storage for smaller items such as frying pans, egg poachers and spatulas within easy reach.

2 - Breakfast pantry

In a busy family home, breakfast is usually the most important and also most rushed meal of the day. A breakfast pantry congregates all essential items needed for a quick and easy breakfast in one place, appliances included!!

With bi-fold doors for easy access, the breakfast pantry at the Wellsdown project in Hythe allows the children to help themselves to their cereal and toast each morning.

Refrigerated drawers in the base of the pantry provide the perfect storage spot for the children's yoghurts, fruit and milk for the coffee machine, all within easy reach. 

3 - Kitchen larder

Quite possibly the most requested element of design in our kitchens, the kitchen larder is back and it is bigger than ever. Whether you have the space to opt for a lovely big freestanding larder with pull-out vegetable drawers, adjustable zig-zag shelving and made-to-measure spice racks, or your larder is simply a dedicated cabinet within your design, you will never regret your decision to have one!

The freestanding Decolane larder in the Oasthouse project in Sevenoaks is a fully stocked epicurean of delights!! 

A little more modest, the larder at the Hoyden project in Crystal Palace provides just as much storage space, with the addition of pull-out trays for tins and jars, or even appliances such as the toaster. 

4 - Home bar

A must-have if you are keen entertainers, a drinks cabinet is the ultimate storage solution in your dream kitchen!

A home bar concealed behind a freestanding larder gives a real wow factor when opened up for drinks after dinner. An integrated wine cooler adjacent to the bespoke wine rack ensures your wines can be kept at the perfect temperature. 

Bespoke shelving provides space for tumblers and glasses, and bi-fold doors like in the Wellsdown project in Maidstone, allow the home bar to be  safely accessible throughout the evening. 

Our design team are more than just designers, they are problem solvers and they are amazing at what they do. They know that no two homes are the same, so no two kitchens should be either. Absolutely anything is possible with a Burlanes kitchen; our furniture is totally bespoke, there are no set sizes, standards or colours and every project we work on is designed, handmade and installed with passion, common sense, and without compromise.

In line with the recent Government guidelines, we are very pleased to be welcoming you back into our design studios on a pre-arranged appointment basis only. To arrange an appointment, please call us on our usual numbers (Sevenoaks - 01732 605 001/Chelmsford - 01245 352 557) or email [email protected] 

We cannot recommend the Burlanes team enough; they just knew what we needed and got it so right.

Amelia Tate - Corringham, Essex


247 Springfield Road

01245 352 557
[email protected]