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Choosing Between Kitchen Drawers or Pull-Out Shelves

When remodeling your kitchen, you might want to take the opportunity to maximize your storage space by installing drawers or shelves. If you’re looking for something direct, you might want to get basic kitchen drawer cabinets. If you prefer something different, pull-out shelves are a great way to start.  

To help you decide what storage space will fit your kitchen needs, Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC is here to help. In this post, we will discuss the difference between kitchen drawers and pull-out shelves for your cabinet restoration

Kitchen Drawers

In every kitchen, kitchen drawers are present and difficult to miss. They may look basic, but they serve their function well and make for good storage space. If you’re looking for a place to store your bulky kitchen items, a deep kitchen drawer is a smart choice. You can store your utensils, dishes and small appliances, among other things. 

Kitchen drawers can come in many sizes. They can be skinny or wide, and they can also be shallow or deep. Since it’s a reliable storage space, you can use inserts to help you organize things like silverware and spices, too. With a kitchen drawer, your items are securely stored, and they will not easily fall out. 

However, take note that once kitchen drawers are installed, it might be difficult to change them for a cabinet renewal. Also, drawers can be a bit limiting with lifting items in and out of the drawer. If your items become stacked on top of another in the drawer, you might have a hard time getting them out. 

Pull-Out Shelves

On the other hand, pull-out shelves hide inside the cabinet doors. At first glance, it might look like a regular cabinet, but once you open the doors, it will appear that you have shelves that act more like drawers. Pull-out shelves are also extremely useful for storing big items, such as cookware, pots or even appliances. 

In terms of height, pull-out shelves provide more space in-between them. They can also be adjustable in height, which means you’ll have easier access to the items inside. Pull-out shelves can be very versatile as well. If you have a regular cabinet, you can install or remove pull-out shelves any time you want. 

Since they are more shallow and open than standard kitchen drawers, this also means that things could easily fall off. With pull-out shelves, you might face more risk of breaking your appliances, especially if they are not installed properly. As such, you have to be careful every time you use them. 

Both storage spaces are good and comprehensive, and you could benefit from either of them. Many would recommend you install a combination of both types of storage for a more effective kitchen. If you have more inquiries regarding cabinetry, get in touch with Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC. We offer many services, including cabinet refacing and more. Call us today at (631) 414-7082, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Hicksville, Huntington, Plainview and surrounding areas.