Kitchen Organizers

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Kitchen organizers come in two basic groups. One is you, the cook, for whom all the elements of the second category are designed. The second group has many subgroups. Among them are appliances, cabinetry, shelving, wall units, closet organizers, and more. Books are written on the subject of kitchen planning and organizing, and for good reason.

The center of the home in art has long been the fireplace, the hearth. And what is the hearth but the 21st century kitchen? It gets a lot of traffic and a lot of use. With this in mind, designers and planners and home owners--and all of them are "kitchen organizers"--make their decisions.

Things to Think about in Kitchen Organizers

The first step in making the most of your kitchen space is to measure it, every square foot of it, every square inch. The adage "measure twice, cut once" applies to far more than wood. Every home owner who undertakes even the most basic repair or decorating knows how important it is.

Kitchen organizers you're probably thinking in terms of might be pot racks or drawer organizers. They could include corner cupboard pullouts, under-the-counter waste bins, or pantry shelving. All of these kitchen organizers come in different sizes, of course. That's where the adage about measuring comes in. As little as a quarter of an inch makes a very big difference. Always measure before you buy.

Other miscellaneous accessories include cutting boards or bread boxes, wine glass racks or dishware drying racks, spice shelves and towel holders. You'll find them in any number of wood or metal or other finishes and sizes. All it really takes to make your kitchen a welcoming and effective focal point is careful planning and purchase of the kitchen accessories that make such a difference.

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