Maximising the storage space that you have available to you in the kitchen is important especially if you have limited room to work with.
There are many things that you can do to design your kitchen in a small space however getting adequate storage takes some creativity. This is where pull out larder units come in. If you don’t have room to use a lot of space above your cabinets (perhaps you have low ceilings or your cabinets go right up the height of your room) or you simply have no more storage space in your kitchen, pull out larder units are an effective option.
Let’s look at what pull out larder units are and why they are good for kitchen storage.
What Are Pull Out Larder Units?
These pull out units give you great flexibility when it comes to storing items in your kitchen. They are like a drawer with open sides that pull out from your units however it is designed vertically rather than horizontally. This is a great example of a pull out larder unit.
You can even get pull out larder units that are designed for storing bottles, cleaning equipment and they often have different compartments for different types of food.
Why They Make Good Storage
Perhaps the biggest plus point that this storage option has is that they are incredibly easy to access. Gone are the days when you put something in the back of your kitchen cupboard and forget about it only to find it months later and it has went out of date. With these storage units you can see everything that is stored there when you pull them out. Everything is on view with these units so you don’t need to rummage through a lot of stuff at the back of your cupboard to find what you need.
For kitchens that aren’t blessed with a whole lot of space then these units are also a smart choice because they don’t take up a lot of room. The doors are slim and work vertically rather than horizontally. Even one pull out larder unit in your kitchen will give you far more extra space than any other option.
Some Disadvantages To Think About
Not everything is rosy with pull out larder units and while they offer a fantastic storage solution there are a few drawbacks.
They won’t hold as much as your standard kitchen cupboard or drawer and overloading can be a problem with items coming flying onto the floor when you pull out the unit too quickly. The obviously solution to this is not to put too much in the unit but in some kitchens you may have a lot of items to store. Also, some of the wire drawers can let items slip through if you aren’t careful so that is something to take into consideration as well.
Pull Out Larder Units – Yes or No?
If you have a small kitchen and are desperate for better storage then pull out larder units are an effective way in which to achieve this without taking up much space.
They not only allow you to see everything that is stored without fumbling blindly in the back of a cupboard but they are also an attractive design to a modern kitchen too. Just be careful not to overload them and consider narrower wire drawers to avoid anything slipping through.
Do you have a pull our larder unit in your kitchen? What do you think of it? Are they are a good storage solution or are they overhyped?
Let us know!