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All You Need to Know about Kitchen Cabinets
You should always try to a healthily stocked cupboard, but also safe places so that sweet treats do not disappear immediately. While some treats should be kept a little out of reach, daily essentials should be the exact opposite. While a separate pantry is less common these days, it is now incorporated into the kitchen alongside cooking utensils such as pots, cutlery and baking molds.
The base cabinet is the standard cabinet of the kitchen. Under the sink, hotplate and worktop, it offers storage space for large, bulky or heavy items. Because of the proximity to the stove or oven, it is often used for pots, casserole dishes or similar. In general, it is used for less frequently used items, since it is easier to open because of its low position. There are different types of cabinets with or without a shelf. Ideally, a drawer is installed in the upper part, so that cutlery and flatware are quickly at hand.
Wall units are ideal for storing food you regularly use, or for crockery. It is usually placed above the work surface or the sink. Direct and fast access is the main advantage. For the storage of dishes, a glass door can also be a nice choice, as it allows you to immediately see inside, and perhaps display your stylish dinnerware.
The apothecary cabinet is also a useful and functional addition. It not only offers a lot of space inside - it also helps you to have a good overview of its complete content. On different shelf levels, products can be stored in various widths and heights. Many models are divided into two separated extendable drawers: Here, the lower part is better for heavier contents, while in the upper part lighter things can be stowed well. This reduces the risk of accidents while searching.
Sideboards are useful if you have a wider, freely accessible area. Thanks to their height, they have a large number of compartments. One part is open so you can store beautiful or decorative items while the other half is covered by a door to make the contents you do not want to see disappear. Drawers are integrated for small utility items that do not take up too much space. The lower part is similar to a base cabinet and therefore can also provide space for pots.
There are, of course, numerous special models which, among other things, offer space for (standardized) electrical appliances such as ovens or microwaves. Accessories such as cutlery inserts or kitchen flap holders / hooks are a small but ultimately great help to keep your cabinet in perfect condition. Now all you need is to organize it wisely: regularly used items in open compartments and within reach; rarely needed items in the upper cabinets and heavy things on lower shelves.