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How to plan storage in a traditional kitchen

Create a warm and welcoming traditional kitchen with these vintage-inspired storage ideas.

In a traditional kitchen, storage and display go hand in hand. Discover how to create a truly unique space for your home with these tips and tricks.

Display select items

More than just a way to organise, the combination of open shelving, glass-fronted wall units and freestanding furniture is ideal for the vintage theme. From a classic Welsh dresser to a wire-fronted French armoire, this sort of furniture is the perfect place to show off an assortment of ceramics, glassware, table linen and decorative objects.

Hide away less traditional pieces

It is unlikely that you will want to have every single item on display in your kitchen. A certain amount of concealed storage will always be useful for hiding away unwieldy pots and pans or modern appliances that would look out of place in a traditional setting.

Traditional kitchen storage furniture ideas to suit your lifestyle

A home’s storage needs are as individual as its owner, so you should try to plan your choices around your day to day life. Here are a few ideas:

  • If you have a young family, consider banquette seating with concealed toy storage in its base.
  • Reserve a cool spot for a wine rack.
  • Set aside an area for kitchen recycling bins to make recycling easier.
  • Introduce wicker baskets as part of your kitchen cabinetry for a traditional feel and practical storage for root vegetables.
  • Always include more storage in your kitchen than you think you will need, so you can enjoy the sense of calm created by an ordered space.