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8 tips to help keep your Kitchen clutter free

 

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The kitchen is the room people use the most. It really is the heart of the home. It is the place we spend lots of time in as a family cooking, baking and entertaining. With the current trend being all about open plan living it’s even more important than the kitchen is kept clean and organised.
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, then you will know it’s important to be able to find the right pots and pans or ingredients when you need them. Here are a few steps that might help you organise your kitchen. Or this may help if you’re in the planning stage of your kitchen.

Larder cupboards and pantries

1. Most people would like more storage in their kitchen. Larder cupboards and pantries are great for storage and being able to have everything in the same place, it makes it easier when cooking and baking. The good news is you can then close the doors. Make sure you regularly check the dates and expiry on the food. Organising the items with the newest at the back, oldest at the front. Using boxes and jars can also keep things tidy. Have a shelf or area for certain things like baking, appliances, jars and condiments. Have things you use regularly at the front or the easiest place to reach. 

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Cutlery Trays and draw organisers

2. Cutlery trays are a great way of organising and keeping drawers tidy and using the cupboards more efficiently helps you find things quicker and everything then has a home. There are lots of practical cheap storage ideas to help organise cupboards.  Spice racks, plate dividers, storage boxes and jars.

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Pull out bins and recycling bins

3. Pull out bins and recycling bins are a great addition to your kitchen if you have space. It frees up floor space and provides a practical solution to keeping the waste and recycling out of view. 

 

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Quooker tap

4. The Quooker tap provides instant boiling water so you don’t need to have a kettle taking up space on the worktops. With a Quooker COMBI tank it provides both boiling and hot water all from a cold feed, it saves on energy and this is great for the environment. The tank sits under the sink in the cupboard.

Quooker boiling tap in Black Rok showroom

Paperwork drawer

5. You could have a paperwork drawer or cupboard. This can help to keep the sides clutter-free, it still needs decluttering regularly. It is important to keep the paperwork drawer or cupboard small, only keep important things in it and every few weeks go through the drawer and get rid of old papers and things you no longer need.

Ceiling Height Cabinetry

6. Building the cabinetry to the ceiling allows for more storage and is using space that doesn’t often get used. It can be helpful to keep things that you don’t use every day up high.

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Shelving

7. Adding Shelves helps keep stuff off the worktops and gives some extra storage. Also adding led- lighting makes it look light and brighter.

Built in Coffee Machine

8. A built-in coffee machine helps keep the worktops clear, but if you don’t have space for one then having an area for tea and coffee, that is kept organised and clean is just as good. Using a tray to put everything on works well and can also be carried to the table when needed.

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Thank you for taking the time to read. 

The Black Rok Team

Donna LawDonna Law
19:12 14 May 24
Great service. Such beautiful well made kitchen. High quality highly recommend
John WertheimJohn Wertheim
16:50 29 Apr 24
We love our Black Rok kitchen! Jamie showed amazing patience and design expertise over the two years that it took us to create our vision, at the same time as building our house. Jamie was able to incorporate everything that we wanted, providing great advice and suggestions along the way. The installation was amazing - nothing was too much trouble and the coordination with our builders went perfectly. We have both a beautiful and fully functional space and would thoroughly recommend Black Rok.
Dan ElsonDan Elson
07:31 20 Apr 24
Great service. All the team at Black Rock highly professional. The end result is fabulous. Many thanks Dan
D.M.N.M GutteridgeD.M.N.M Gutteridge
22:08 21 Mar 24
Thoroughly recommend the Black Rok team. We put in a new kitchen and got excellent advice through the planning process. We asked to see a number of different layout options on the computer and Jamie was very patient and helpful. The installation team were first rate and took great pride in their work. Overall very satisfied.
Linda WoodhouseLinda Woodhouse
16:39 05 Dec 23
Having downsized, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of turning my narrow, shadowy, U-shaped, very basic kitchen into one that I actually wanted to spend time in. I now have a light, airy, functional space with practical ‘innards’ and modern, intuitive appliances. Thanks to Jamie and Ed the kitchen layout has been totally transformed and the best use has been made of the space with a sleek handle-less design and contemporary narrow worktops. Both Jamie and Ed have communicated professionally and openly at all stages of the project and Ed was even instrumental in steering me towards my final colour choices! I would thoroughly recommend Black Roc for their design and fitting capabilities.
steven eckhardtsteven eckhardt
15:00 20 Nov 23
WOW! Black Rok did a really fabulous job job with both design and fit. We have a high quality contemporary kitchen and appliances. The fit was done in just a few days with care and precision. We have had no issues but Black Rok have kept in touch and visited to ensure we are satisfied which of course we are. Fabulous colour and all very functional. Great decision to use Black Rok and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Nigel BraggNigel Bragg
16:08 17 Apr 23
We have nothing but positive things to say about the team at Black Rok Kitchen Design. Having spent 3-4 years dithering over getting a new kitchen, we finally decided to take the plunge last year. We had 2 criteria: a sleek, modern, German style kitchen provided by an independent, local business with impeccable references. After coming across the Black Rok website, we were immediately taken by the striking designs and reassured by the volume of glowing customer testimonials along with photographs of recent projects. From the moment we met with Jamie in the Uckfield showroom, it was clear that he understood what we were looking for. Although we had some pretty fixed ideas on design and layout, Jamie was able to take those ideas and enhance them seamlessly into an overall design scheme that exceeded our expectations in all departments. We had a few design meetings, several phone calls and email conversations, and within fairly short order were signing off on a final specification for delivery in early 2023. In the lead up to installation, communication was great and the technical drawings provided by Jamie for layout of plumbing and electrical services were described by our builder as the most detailed and accurate he had come across. Indeed the Black Rok team came onto site during the preparation works to meet with our builder and electricians to ensure a smooth installation process. Everything was delivered on time and exactly to the agreed budget. The cabinets and interiors are really well made and constructed with an engineered precision you might expect of a German manufacturer. The installation team of Ed, Zac and Jake were really personable, treated our home with great respect and worked extremely efficiently to ensure the kitchen was installed quickly and accurately. They solved every problem posed to them, displaying great attention to detail and tidying up diligently at the end of each day. We are utterly delighted with the new kitchen, which certainly delivers a "wow" moment when friends and family come to visit. The quality of the workmanship is incredible value for the overall price paid. We still pinch ourselves when walking into the room and are so pleased with ourselves for choosing Black Rok.
philip mccabephilip mccabe
07:30 11 Jan 23
Fantastic, intelligent and responsive service from Jamie and Ed from start to end. The kitchen design stood out from the beginning for its attention to detail and a real understanding of what we wanted from the space. They recommended excellent builders and then worked with them to make sure that the end result was picture perfect to the design. Fitting was spot on from a skilled, diligent team and we were never kept waiting. Issues with 3rd party appliances were dealt with in a way which made it crystal clear that our satisfaction was the priority. Brilliant. Easy 5 Stars.
Helen DaviesHelen Davies
19:03 24 Oct 22
We are so pleased we elected to go with Black Rok kitchens, as they have designed and installed the kitchen of our dreams! Throughout the process, from design to installation we were reassured by the professionalism of Jamie and Ed. Jamie created a fantastic design for our kitchen and suggested ideas we had not previously considered and the installation by Jake, Zak and Ed has been completed to an exceptionally high standard! Nothing was too much trouble. If you're considering upgrading your kitchen, don't hesitate to contact Black Rok, you won't regret it.
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