38 Station Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 7AB

As the saying goes, ‘beauty comes from within’ and your kitchen is no exception.

The truth is, a beautiful kitchen design can all be for nothing if it doesn’t function beautifully on the inside too.

We’ve emerged from lockdown with kitchens that have evolved into spaces that are now the hub of our homes. Where we gather to eat, work and socialise, and sometimes even to relax.

And as we push our kitchen to be far more than just an area to cook, it’s vital to utilise all of the space we have to make it work effectively.

So, as the summer holidays draw to a close, dare yourself to dream about tidier times and ponder some of our most popular kitchen storage options:

Show It Off

Image of a stylish black and white modern kitchen design featuring open shelving units

It’s bang on trend right now to have your shelves on show, and we love the character and interest this can add to a kitchen.

Showing off your crockery will require a bit more attention to detail when it comes to cleaning but it certainly works better when all of your plates and cups are uniform and matching.

Hide It Away 

We’re contradicting ourselves here but bear with us.

If you want a minimal look, hiding away your small kitchen appliances and clutter is the best way to achieve a streamlined look, but it doesn’t have to mean plain or boring.

You could conceal your kettle, toaster and coffee machine in a ‘breakfast station’ that can be conveniently popped away until the next morning.

Clever Kitchen Cupboards

Image of an innovative kitchen cupboard storage solution

The options are endless when it comes to kitchen cupboards.

A pull-out plate cupboard is a popular option, or a spice rack drawer insert, so that you never have to hunt down the garlic again.

Another top contender is the corner kitchen cupboard. Often an untapped space, and a big one at that, you can utilise every inch of your kitchen with some swing-out shelves.

Kitchen Island Space

If you have the space to add a kitchen island to your kitchen, you won’t regret it.

Islands can be an inconspicuous way to add a bunch of extra storage, with the use of shelf and cupboard space or by using it to house appliances and plug sockets.

Whatever your kitchen storage needs, there’s always a smart solution. So, if you want any more tips, tricks or advice, get in touch.

Contact Appleton Designer Kitchens

With over 25 years’ experience in designing luxury and bespoke German kitchens, we pride ourselves on the professional one-to-one service that we provide throughout your kitchen project. If you’re looking for a tailored designer kitchen that features the latest kitchen storage solutions, then please get in touch with our expert kitchen designers to arrange a design consultation.

Call us on 0161 485 5060 or you can book your design consultation here.

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What our customers say ...

  • Thank you so much Joanne for designing and installing our dream kitchen. It's fab!! The service we have received has been professional, reactive, attentive and on time. I couldn't recommend you highly enough.

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  • I waited a year before adding a review as I wanted to give it some time before leaving my thoughts. The experience with Joanne was fantastic from start to finish. She listened to our design ideas, offered advice, and delivered a design which was exactly what we were looking for. Joanne made several site visits to ensure everything was measured correctly so there would be no later surprises, and this really paid off as we were able to maximise the space that was available to us. Her installers were first rate - I wish I had them doing the rest of the carpentry on the build. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a quality finish. Joanne sourced the appliances for us at the best rates available and provided us with the contact details of an excellent glass splash-back manufacturer. I highly recommend Appleton Kitchens.

    Nick Avatar Nick
  • Our new kitchen is fantastic, we are really pleased with the quality and design. Jo was great right from our first meeting. We worked through designs and she was really open to making changes and trying ideas. There was no sales pitch or pressure to sign up. The implementation was also impressive, she gave a detailed plan and stuck to it, dealing with issues quickly. We would recommend Appleton kitchens to anyone seeking a high quality kitchen and a no hassle implementation.

    Christine Edge Avatar Christine Edge
  • Excellent responsive service. Not at all pushy and very happy to re-design until customer is happy. Pride and integrity in their work - regular site visits when installation was taking place to ensure the kitchen was meeting requirements and frequent contact / reassurance over any queries. Would definitely recommend.

    Alison Hamer Avatar Alison Hamer
  • Appleton Designer Kitchens were absolutely fantastic during our new kitchen design and installation. The attention to detail and communication with our builder was second to none. They were really flexible and were more than understanding when dates were changed and ceiling heights were altered which required cupboard changes. Joanne project managed expertly. I am extremely happy with the service, the high quality of the kitchen and all appliances. I will recommend her and the team without hesitation.

    andy mort Avatar andy mort
  • Joanne created an amazing bespoke kitchen design that perfectly answered the design brief. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering the final fitted kitchen was outstanding. When a small part of the design did not "work" quite as expected she found the perfect solution. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton kitchens.

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