Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

Cabinet and hardware manufacturers continue devising new options to help organize your kitchen. As you plan a remodel, remember to discuss cabinet accessories with your designer ... they will help the efficiency and organization of your kitchen. Here are a few of the items to consider.

As we wrap up this blog series on range hoods, a few final aspects to consider are:

  • Range Hood Width -- Regardless of the type of range hood chosen, the range hood should be as wide ... or slightly wider ... than your cooktop. This provides a canopy, or capture area, that effectively traps the heat and impurities as they rise. For a 30" stove, the range hood width needs to be between 30" and 36."

The blower in a range hood is sized, or rated, by CFM ... the cubic feet of air moved per minute. It is important to correctly size a range hood based on your stove, room size, and ductwork. In this blog, we will look at ways to calculate the CFM requirements for your kitchen.

Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

Divide & Conquer Kitchen Clutter - Part 2

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Continuing our series of posts on winning the battle with kitchen clutter, let's look at the options to organize cookie sheets and your everyday cutlery.

Cookie Sheets: Because of their size, cookie sheets can often be an awkward item to store. Placing them in a base cabinet with vertical dividers makes storage a cinch. Locating the dividers in a cabinet near the oven puts the correct tray at your fingertips, right when you need them.

The space overhead in a tall cabinet or above the refrigerator can be under-utilized. It may even become a collecting spot for odds-n-ends or seldom used items. These can be excellent locations to install dividers to hold trays, pans, or unused oven racks.


Cutlery: How often do you get tired of messing with the constantly shifting plastic cutlery dividers purchased from your local superstore? The cutlery divider can be built right inside the drawer to fit perfectly. Placing this drawer near the dishwasher or dining table will further improve its convenience.

Keep an eye open for our final installment on conquering kitchen clutter.