A side compartment for tea, coffee, spoons and sugar completes a tidy and convenient coffee station.
Tip: Pots and pans are usually standard sizes, and often a saucepan comes with a lid that will fit several other pans. Save space by not storing every lid — just a few that multitask.
Tip: Out-of-sight knives can’t tempt little fingers.
Tip: Avoid storing good wine in the kitchen if you can help it. It’s probably the hottest room in the house. Toe kick spaces are a better, cooler option than something in the open kitchen area.
Tip: Freeze sliced bread after two to three days for toasting, and crusty bread after one. There are many uses for less-than-fresh bread, like garlicky, olive oil–y panzanella salad; bread crumbs for gratin dishes; yummy eggy French toast; and berry-soaked summer puddings.
Tip: Store bandages and burn cream in your go-to drawer.
Tip: Separate utensils by material — wood, plastic and metal — so you can grab something quickly.
Tip: This cabinet design allows the bins to be easily removed from the side; they don’t need to be lifted over a side rail.