5 Cabinetry Features To Make Your Kitchen More Efficient & Functional

   March 22, 2023

5 Must Have Kitchen Cabinet Features To Improve Your Kitchen

Take Advantage of These 5 Cabinetry Features to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient, Functional, and Aesthetic

Time for a kitchen update? With a little thoughtful planning, you can make your space more efficient, functional, and aesthetic by incorporating a few special design elements. Before you start your kitchen renovation, take advantage of these 5 features:

  1. Soft Close Drawers & Hinges
  2. Hidden Trash Cans
  3. Pull-Out Spice Racks
  4. Wood Paneled Appliances
  5. Appliance Garages

Feature #1: Soft Close Drawers & Doors

Soft Close Drawers


Soft Close Drawer Slides & Hinges For Kitchen Cabinets

Soft-close hardware in your kitchen is a must-have! This simple alternative to regular hinges and drawer slides extends the life of your cabinets by protecting them from accelerated wear caused by slamming doors and drawers (especially in households with little ones who love slamming doors for fun! 🤪) 

Feature #2: Hidden Trash Cans

Custom Wood Paneled Hidden Trash Cans for Kitchen
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Hidden Trash Can Cabinets For Kitchens

Immensely improve the appearance of your kitchen by creating a designated space for trash cans inside your cabinets to keep garbage out of sight! This simple idea keeps your kitchen looking neat and opens up walking space where a trash can otherwise would be. 

Feature #3: Pull-Out Spice Racks

Custom Pull-Out Spice Racks for Kitchen
Image Source: DuraSupreme Cabinetry

Kitchen Cabinet Pull Out Spice Racks

Those narrow unused spaces between cabinets and walls in your kitchen design are the perfect opportunity to add functionality with ideas like this. Spices and seasonings are frequently used ingredients in nearly all kitchens, so including a designated spice rack or drawer keeps them handy and organized. 

Feature #4: Wood Paneled Appliances

Custom Wood Paneled Dishwasher
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Custom Wood Paneled Refrigerator Doors
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Custom Wood Kitchen Appliance Panels

Instantly give your kitchen a high-end look by paneling your large appliances to match your kitchen cabinets! When your metal appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers, don’t stand out, your kitchen looks uniform and consistent. This feature also gives you more personalization in your kitchen since you choose between the various panel styles, paint colors, and handle options to achieve the look you want. 

Feature #5: Appliance Garages

White Kitchen Appliance Garage
Image Source: Dimensions In Wood

Kitchen Appliance Garage Cabinets

Similarly to paneling large appliances, concealing your smaller appliances elevates the aesthetic of your kitchen. Including a specific storage space for your countertop appliances in your kitchen design keeps all of your small appliances, such as a coffee maker, toaster, and blender, all in one place. If you’re working with a small kitchen, this is a great option to maximize counter space because it keeps your countertops clear from clutter and kitchen appliances when they aren’t in use. 

Ready To Transform Your Kitchen?

The kitchen is one of the most frequently used spaces in the home, so it’s only natural to want to make sure this room meets all of your needs! Whether you’re looking for some simple updates to improve the functionality & efficiency of your kitchen, or if you would like to improve the design with a whole kitchen renovation, the custom cabinet makers at Montgomery Woodwrights can help design & build a true work of art that will make every meal truly special. Contact us today to learn more!