Richelieu Helps You Take Your Kitchen to the Next Level

WITH THESE 10 MUST-HAVE IN-CABINET ACCESSORIES
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Looking to remodel your kitchen? Given the amount of time you spend in the kitchen, as most people typically do, you will most likely appreciate having a few accessories to make your life easier. After all, everyone wants a better functioning, more efficient kitchen space.

Why have a cabinet with simple shelving, when you can optimize the functionality of that space with specially designed systems that improve organization and accessibility? Not sure where to start? You could ask your kitchen designer which accessories would be the better choice given your kitchen design.

To help, we've compiled a list of our best solutions of in-cabinet accessories. These are a great way to add comfort to your everyday life. 
They will not only help boost the quality of life but also save space inside your cabinets and in essence increase the functionality and help you stay organized in your kitchen. 

With so many options to choose from, we asked our senior designer to share her top 10 must-haves for an optimized and organized kitchen.
A SLIDE-OUT PANTRY SYSTEM

Evenly spaced pantry shelves that aren’t able to accommodate the different sizes of containers stored can be tricky problem. The second most common issue is that items placed in the back of the pantry are difficult to reach.

A pantry system that slides out completely with height adjustable shelves can accommodate containers of all sizes. By pulling the shelves out, the contents come into the light, enabling a 360° view with full access from all sides. This is the ideal solution for keeping contents organized and easily accessible.
AN OPTIMAL BASE CORNER CABINET SOLUTION

Base corner kitchen cabinets are considered one of the most difficult areas to reach in a kitchen as they are the deepest, darkest and least accessible spaces.

Try a corner cabinet storage system that combines optimal space utilization and smooth movement. With two, three or four height adjustable shelves that can come completely out of the cabinet independently, this is the perfect solution for storing pots and pans while ensuring quick and easy access.
AN EFFICIENT WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING SYSTEM

There are many ways to manage kitchen waste and recycling, however the key thing to consider is having large enough bins so the contents don't need to be emptied out too often, as well as bins with lids to help control odors.

Consider a system that easily slides out of the cabinet for better access with multiple bins for sorting recycling and composting.
EFFORTLESS UPPER CABINET STORAGE

The height of upper cabinets can make reaching for items difficult and not everyone wants to climb onto a stool every time. We suggest an upper cabinet pull-down system designed to effortlessly bring the upper contents of the cabinet towards you for an easier and faster selection. Once you are done, push everything back up.
FUNCTIONAL AND STYLISH DRAWER INTERIORS

How to maintain functional drawer interiors while making them stylish is often debated. Drawer dividers for kitchen tools and standard drawer tray inserts work great for silverware, but kitchen tools can be a little more challenging since they vary in size and shape.

Adjustable dividers or systems with matching components such as trays, dividers and boxes, which can be expanded to fit any kitchen drawer or easily rearranged help keep all kitchen tools organized while creating a perfectly harmonious look are ideal.
GET ORGANIZED UNDER-SINK CABINETS

Difficult to get to, the under-sink cabinet is often filled with cleaning supplies and difficult to keep organized. Why not try an under-sink storage system? Sliding out smoothly, it comes with removable baskets for easy cleaning and helps store a variety of items such as sponges and the like. A practical handle makes it easy to take wherever it’s needed. In addition, it could be the best place for a low-height sliding recycling center.

We recommend keeping cleaning supplies out of the reach of children by locking the cabinet at all times. The Tot Lok is a great safety feature that can be used on any cabinet. 
NEED EXTRA COUNTER SPACE ONLY SOME OF THE TIME?

A simple way to add additional counter space is with a countertop extension mechanism. When needed, the mechanism is easily pulled out so the surface adjusts flush with the counter, effectively providing an additional 508 mm (20") work area. The surface can match the existing countertop or be made from another countertop material.

This mechanism hides in the space usually occupied by a drawer behind a hinged panel and only comes out when you need it. When you don't, simply push it back in and your kitchen will have the clean streamlined look you love.
As you can see, a few carefully curated in-cabinet accessories can go a long way in enhancing the functionality and efficiency of any kitchen. All these options are easy-to-install and versatile enough to adapt to all your needs. You'll wonder how you've ever functioned without them. Plus, it's much more cost effective to choose them and have them installed as part of your remodeling project than after. We are committed to helping you make your life easier, so you can focus on what really matters.