The cabinet space beneath the kitchen sink has always been kind of a waste. With the dampness that comes from being in such close proximity to the sink, and so much of the area used up with pipes, traps, and disposals, there really isn’t much room for storage. New technologies, however, are making it possible to utilize more room in your kitchen sink cabinet so that you aren’t faced with a lot of dead space you could so desperately use for storage.
One of the innovations that are being seen wood cabinet more often are small fold-out drawers along the edge of the cabinet where it meets the countertop. Historically, this was nothing but vented space designed to allow moisture to escape. Now, however, it’s being put to better use. Even though the spaces created are small, they come in very handy for such items as sponges and scrubbing pads. These are the unattractive items you used to either have to keep out in plain sight on the edge of the sink or else bend down to put them away or get them out from under the sink.
Roll-out drawers, shelves, and wire baskets are another new creation that can offer you access to more of the things you store under your sink. Don’t you just hate having to get down on your knees and rummage in the back of the cabinet for something you need? With drawers, this is no longer a problem. Everything you have stored will appear when you pull the drawer out, and you’ll only have to reach down and grab it. These shelves are designed to fit in your cabinet around the pipes, so they are an ideal solution to maximizing your under-sink space.
There are also a variety of plastic trays designed to fit the space under your sink. Although these trays don’t pull out like the shelves do, they still help to keep your cleaning products organized instead of allowing them to get mixed around and pushed back behind other things. These trays provide a very inexpensive way to store items under your kitchen sink. In addition, they are a barrier between your pipes and the wooden bottom of your cabinet, so leaking water won’t rot the wood.