You have to take it a bit slowly before choosing to do a whole kitchen remodel. Home improvement can be expensive, so it should not be rushed into. Take a long look at what you already have and try to fix storage issues rather than rushing into remodeling. You may also have to contend with limited issues like the lack of enough space to fit all the things you want to have inside your kitchen.
One should think out of the box and to find more spaces by looking beyond the obvious of installing more cupboards. You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of space that is actually available. Take a closer look at your kitchen and you will discover there are a lot of kitchen pantry storage spaces there that are not actually used.
It is important that you revisit your kitchen and assess your options by looking at it from a different prospective. You would be surprised how much of the problem can be solved simply by reorganizing your pantry cabinet. Here you should find a lot of ways where you can use your pantry in a more efficient manner. You can follow a shelf arrangement that will ensure that there are not many spaces between levels. This is achieved by organizing the items that you put on them in similar height or size categories.
You can also leave some open bottom spaces for bulky things such as food processing machines, pet foodstuffs and other items that eat up space but are not needed regularly. If you want to store canned items in your pantry, the shelves must be spaced closer together than it should be when they are shelving boxed goods. The rule of thumb in arranging the shelves in your pantry is that you should maintain no more that 3 inches gap in between levels of the shelves. Your overall goal is to maintain order while utilizing all available storage space in your pantry.
Another answer may be to add a door rack attached to your pantry door. The space at the back of the door is actually one of the most overlooked spaces in the pantry. You can also apply the same principle when assessing the space utilization inside each of your cabinets. You will be surprised at the amount of space that is available inside these cabinets. Look out for empty spots and try to rearrange the items inside the cabinets. You can use drawers or shelves to maximize the use of available space. You can also add cabinet racks just like what you did with your pantry door.
The next issue to assess inside your kitchen is the counter top. Check out the items that are found on them. Most of us want our counter tops free of things. However, you can still maintain order and avoid the clutter if you use an organizer in using the available space at your counter tops. Use the appropriate organizers for canisters, knives and other things that are regularly used or needed.
There are other practical space solutions that may also be considered when you are looking for available space in your kitchen. The key to proper space utilization is to create additional space from what is presently available. A tiered corner shelf can be used in order to create an additional storage space for cookbooks and other knickknacks. You can also add furniture inside the pantry which can have a practical and aesthetic purpose. There are a lot of ways of looking for available space in your pantry. All you need is a little bit of imagination and creativity.