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Kitchen Storage Ideas & Advice To Inspire

Bespoke kitchen storage ideas

When it comes to storage in your kitchen, more is always more! Storage is never a dull topic in our kitchen design consultations; and we will create all kinds of wonderful storage solutions to ensure your new bespoke kitchen is organised and clutter free.

The beauty of a bespoke kitchen is that it is just that: truly bespoke. Every element is made to order, including storage. Simply tell us what you would like to store and we will create a bespoke solution for you. From traditional shaker larders with bespoke spice and pickle racks, to perfectly proportioned under sink storage for your Quooker tap tank and cleaning supplies; we will integrate bespoke storage seamlessly into your kitchen design.


The Contemporary Wellsdown Kitchen. 
©Sarah London Photographer.

The larder
Quite possibly the most requested kitchen element in our design consultations is the signature Burlanes larder. Integrated or freestanding, a kitchen larder provides so much storage space, and can be configured to house quite literally anything.


The Decolane Oasthouse Kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

If you are wanting to store dried goods, herbs and spices and vegetables, then our signature larder with deep vegetable drawers, handmade spice racks and bespoke adjustable shelving will be perfect.


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

If you are wanting to create a unique breakfast pantry for easy Monday mornings before the school run; then a made-to-measure cabinet with bi-fold doors, space for the coffee machine, crockery and cereals, and of course refrigerated chiller drawers will tick all your boxes. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Fancy your very own home bar concealed behind two beautifully handcrafted larder shaker doors? The possibilities are truly endless. 


Burlanes Decolane kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry
If you can forgo surface space, say you have plans to have a large island or you could go for the classic floor and wall cupboard layout on one side of your space, go for floor to ceiling cabinets. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Incorporate drawers as well as cupboards
Drawers are an essential part of kitchen design, and allow us to create truly bespoke storage solutions of different depths and sizes. The majority of your storage will come from cabinetry, but well considered drawers, particularly either side of the oven for pots and pans, will really balance out the space. 


Burlanes Hoyden kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Drawers do not always have to look like drawers either. Deep pan drawers can be concealed behind cabinetry style doors if that works better for your overall design. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Make your kitchen island really work hard!
Easier said than done, creating a well balanced kitchen island that maximises storage space, houses appliances and provides well needed worktop space will truly transform how you use your kitchen. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Always take the area under under the island's worktop into consideration, as it offers ample storage for appliances such as a wine cooler, or deep drawers for bulky pots and pans. An island should be so much more than just worktop space or somewhere to sit! Even a simple decision as choosing to have a slight worktop overhang will create a breakfast bar, with concealed storage hidden beneath. 


The Wellsdown Oasthouse Kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Storage does not always have to be concealed; consider a glass fronted cabinets in your island to create a really striking design feature, and to showcase your crockery collection.


Burlanes Hoyden kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Bring back the plate rack
The humble plate rack seems to be making a comeback, and we are here for it! Once redundant to old fashioned kitchens, the plate rack is now making a statement in rustic and traditional style rooms, and can be incorporated in pretty much any part of your kitchen design. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Countertop corner solutions
That wasted space that most people have in each corner of the kitchen is becoming a thing of the past; particularly when opting for a bespoke kitchen design.

Cabinetry can be made-to-measure to fit the space exactly, with easy access bi-fold doors and unique configurations to ensure every inch of space is maximised. 


Burlanes Wellsdown kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

Integrate a Quooker boiling water tap and appliances to create a truly unique coffee station like the owners of the blue Decolane kitchen in Upminster.


Burlanes Decolane kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

The possibilities really are endless with a bespoke Burlanes kitchen. Visit your local Burlanes showroom to chat to a designer and get inspiration for your project. 

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