When you get custom cabinetry, you want to account for everything that you need to store in your home. Taking inventory of all your “stuff” is the key to keeping your new cabinets, shelving, drawers, and storage units organized. Here’s how to organize all of your things so that you can entirely customize cabinetry to fit your needs. Get it right from the beginning, and you’ll have a much easier time keeping your cabinets organized and neat in the future.

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Cabinetry and storage organization

The best part of remodeling a home is that you can finally get all the storage that you need, especially in the kitchen. To customize your cabinets, you need to work within the confines of the space you have, as well as build each unit to match your storage needs. You should also think about a variety of styles so that you get a bit of variety and some functional and decorative elements. Mixing shelving, drawers, and cabinetry, as well as the style of cabinets door, can add some interest to the overall interior design.

Taking inventory of your stuff

One important factor in customization is to get a complete inventory of all of your stuff. Don’t wait until you are moving into your remodeled home to organize and purge your belongings. You need to go through your things before you begin to remodel your home so that you know what needs to be stored. How can you customize your cabinets and storage units if you don’t know what needs to be stored? Take stock of your belongings and divide them into categories so that it will be easy to organize everything later.

Oddly Shaped Items

Every home has items that are large or bulky or oddly shaped that are impossible to store. There are also items that you don’t use every day, but often enough to where you want them within reach. Make sure to take into account these items and customize the perfect storage space.
Custom cabinets can also make great use of oddly shaped spaces and angles in your kitchen, or another room in the home.

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Take inventory of items that should be on display, items that should be hidden, and items that are big, bulky, or oddly shaped.

Display Items

Take note of all the display pieces that you have. Make sure you give them the attention they deserve, either on a shelf or behind a decorative glass cabinet door. Decide which items can be displayed together, and which items deserve a unit to themselves. These are all critical decisions that will help you (and the designer) customize the perfect cabinet or shelf.

Everyday Items

The most significant bulk of your organization will be with all of the everyday items and tools that you need to have within reach, and in a convenient location to make the room functional. Designing functional cabinetry will have a calming effect on the room in question, mainly if you’re customizing cabinets for the kitchen. Think about the type of storage that is most effective and easy to use. Drawers are becoming much more popular in the kitchen, replacing base cabinets for ease of use and organization.
When you know what you need to store, it’s much easier to customize the cabinetry to perfectly match your needs. When you go to put your things away in your remodeled home, every piece has a place. When everything has a designated space in your home, keeping your cabinets organized is easy.
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