Storage is essential when designing a kitchen and requires planning to ensure the space available is used to its potential.
So, what are the hot trends this year in the storage stakes?
2013 will be the year to take storage solutions one-step further, even the smallest of kitchens can be uncluttered and stylish if space is maximised.
A low-level pan drawer is a great way to create additional surface space, whilst dedicating storage for pots and pans.
Create a kitchen island with a surrounding seating areawith a storage area underneath the sink - this innovative storage area will be perfect for keeping everyday items.
Dedicate a section within the island as a shelf to give plenty of space for storing cookery books and your favourite recipes.
Or, why not invest in a wire storage rack or plate rack to keep your kitchen accessories tidy and give a classic, industrial look.
What are your best storage tips?