Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DINNER PLATES: Options for Storing

The most common location for storing dinner plates is to set them on the shelf in the upper kitchen cabinets usually located near the dishwasher or close to the eating area. However, dinner plates can be stored vertically in a plate holder usually located in the upper cabinet, in a lower cabinet drawer, or in a pull out shelf located behind an upper or lower cabinet door. Depending on possible limitations a homeowner might face, especially in a remodel, knowing you have options is a good thing.


Reasons for deviating from the common upper cabinet shelf location could range from wanting to add windows in a kitchen thus eliminating the upper cabinets on that wall to demo-ing a wall in order to open up the kitchen into the existing family room, again eliminating the kitchen cabinets on that wall.


Enjoy scrolling down through the pictures of dinner plate storage options I have torn out of various magazines over the years. In my next blog I will discuss mistakes to avoid no matter which storage option you choose.


May Blessings Come Your Way. ...Susan Lang

Dinner plates stored in a double tier vertical plate holder Dinner plates and salad plates stored in a vertical plate holder






Dinner plates stored in a vertical plate holder



Dinner plates stored in a built in plate holder located above the kitchen sink



Dinner plates stored in a built in a vertical plate holder



Dinner plates stored in a lower cabinet drawer



Dinner plates stored in a lower cabinet drawer



Pull out shelves located behind lower cabinet doors






Pull out shelves located behind upper cabinet doors



3 comments:

Paul Anater said...

Keeping plates in drawers is a great option. It's somewhat counter intuitive, but it's a lot more efficient to store them that way. Thanks for pointing that out!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

We store our bowls and glasses in drawers...works beautifully. Everyday plates on shelves...the better or holiday ones in a pantry in the laundry room.


Loved looking at all of those options!!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Linda, In my next post, I will add a picture of glass stored in a drawer.