Dreamy Kitchen Storage Solutions

Expert designers share the latest in luxury kitchen storage solutions that are sure to wow.
By: Jeanine Hays

Photo By: GE Monogram

Photo By: GE Monogram

Style Meets Function

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and today's kitchens are more styled than ever, with unique features that seamlessly integrate function and style. Innovative storage solutions are allowing homeowners to customize their kitchens in new ways while keeping favorite ingredients at their fingertips. Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman

Modular Is In

According to interior designer Nicole Sassaman, modular kitchen units are definitely a must for storage, "There are so many options now for your cabinetry and appliances. People are leaning towards modular cabinets. These pieces are streamlined and can be easily replaced if a cabinet face gets scratched or damaged. Laminate wood with protective coatings also make the finishes on these cabinets more durable." Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman

It's All About Integrated Appliances

Fully integrated refrigerators and dishwashers are all part of the new luxury in kitchen storage. "At GE Monogram we have a built-in refrigerator that is truly flush with the surrounding cabinetry. You don't even realize that it's a refrigerator. The top compartment is a fridge, the middle is a freezer and the bottom can be a freezer, fridge or wine drawer depending on your needs that day," says Paula Cecere from GE Monogram. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram

Cool Cabinets

"Under-the-counter refrigerators include beverage centers to create more space in the kitchen. These items can be custom paneled to blend right in with your cabinetry and are great for storing produce, beverages and snacks for the kids," says Cecere. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram

Wine Please

More efficient storage also means more entertainment in this friend and family hub of the home. Wine bars are becoming a popular feature that can easily fit among the kitchen pantry and other storage. Photo courtesy of Main Street Kitchens

Storage Keeps Getting Smarter

In this new economy, where more of us are staying home and eating in, efficient storage is a must for the kitchen. "There are amazing systems that have such smart, condensed storage. One drawer can fit everything you can possibly think of," notes Sassaman. Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman

Pantries Sport High-End Finishes

This pantry sports a modular pullout cabinet and stainless steel shelving. "Homeowners are savvier about design and are taking time to think about the types of hardware and finishes they want in the kitchen. People want pantries that have a cleaner look," says Sassaman. Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman

Dress It Up With Molding

"Molding and trims always add to the look and make kitchen storage feel custom and specialized." Kelly Morisseau suggests custom shelving that can be easily adjusted and shallow-depth pantries to make room for an island and additional prep space. Photo courtesy of Main Street Kitchens