Alternative Spaces for Kitchen Cabinets

written by Kasey White
last updated: November 16, 2022

The kitchen is the essential part of any home. It's where the entire family gets together throughout the day. Furthermore, it’s a great place to socialize with friends while cooking dinner. That’s why whenever you move into a new home, you want a kitchen you'll love and be proud of. Moreover, even if you’ve been living in the same house for a long time and love your kitchen, sometimes your design preferences change and it's time for a remodel. So, what else can you use your kitchen cabinets for? Kitchen cabinets are great for home organization. Just take a look at these 6 alternative uses for kitchen cabinets you probably haven't thought of.

Home Offices

In recent years, working from home has become increasingly popular. However, since this wasn’t the case in the past, most homes are not designed with this in mind. Specifically, they don’t have separate rooms intended for home offices. Nevertheless, you created a home office to be able to stay productive. And don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of space, you can use a nook.

When you're beginning your remodel, you can plan for a nook office in a corner of your kitchen. Tall kitchen cabinets make for the beginning of a great study nook. You can install one on top of the other or mount them on the wall in a row. This way, they won’t occupy too much space.

White home office nook with brown stained lowers as an alternative use for kitchen cabinets

Coffee Bar

If you enjoy a good coffee in the mornings, or anytime really, then creating a coffee center is a great alternative use for a kitchen cabinet. Instead of just having your coffee maker on the countertops, try using your kitchen cabinets instead. Your kitchen cabinets will obviously provide storage space for your mugs and sweeteners, but you can also use them to place your coffee maker into and clear up that precious countertop space.

If you choose to add the coffee center into your kitchen when remodeling, you can make it look even more sleek and clean by making sure it has an appliance panel to make it perfectly match your other kitchen cabinets and create a cohesive look.

white kitchen cabinet alternative use as a coffee center

Other Alternative Uses Within the Kitchen

When organizing your new kitchen, you should consider making space for pantry cabinets. That will create a functional space where you can store all the nonperishables. You will have them on hand when you cook, and they will be well-organized in one place. There are so many options when it comes to pantry cabinets that you can be sure to find the perfect style for you and your family with ease.

Laundry Room Cabinetry

Just because guests normally don't go in the laundry room doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look good. Furthermore, it should also be practical. So, it’s time to do a laundry room makeover. Firstly, you need cabinets to store laundry detergents and any other cleaning products. Secondly, high kitchen cabinets can be used to hide away your laundry baskets. Thirdly, you can add additional cabinets to store everything from pet food to last season’s clothes. Using things like a tiered spice storage drawer can be a great way to store your cleaning items!

tiered spice storage drawer used in laundry room as an alternative use for kitchen cabinets

Mud Room Cabinetry

Usually, if you have kids, you trip over piles of shoes and clothes abandoned in the entryway whenever you enter the house. Add to that a rainy or snowy day, and you’ve got yourself a perfect mess. It’s no wonder they call it a mud room. But kids will be kids, and there’s not much you can do about it. However, you can use cabinets as storage space for all the shoes, jackets, and accessories. If you have enough room, you can set up separate wardrobes for each family member. Kids will love it.

Basement or Garage

Basements and garages can serve many uses. Some people chose to create an entertainment room with a large TV and surround sound system. In this case, you can use kitchen cabinets easily. Other people prefer setting up a home gym. Here, you can use cabinets to store small sports devices and other equipment neatly. But most people use these areas to store everything that no longer fits inside the house, from tools and house appliances to Christmas decorations and clothes. Therefore, those kitchen cabinets are a lifesaver in the basement or garage. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to organize all that stuff and know where to find it.

Final Thoughts

These 6 alternative uses for kitchen cabinets you probably haven’t thought of are just the tip of the iceberg. With a bit of imagination, you can fit kitchen cabinets in every house room, even the bathroom, because the truth is that they provide excellent storage space. And no matter how big your home is, you always need more space. Remodeling is great and you can buy new kitchen cabinets for other parts of your home. Because, as you’ve seen, they can be handy.

This post is curtesy of guest blogger Beatrice White.

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