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2015mom Sat 08-Apr-17 22:53:15

Hey I have moved into a house with a fitted kitchen and only one draw which is one of those hidden drawers and it is used for cutlery.

I miss nit having a draw which I can put miscellaneous stuff or just throw in crap.

Any ideas on how I can get another draw in my kitchen or maybe a quirkier alternative to a draw in the kitchen please

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Falconhoof1 Sat 08-Apr-17 23:17:25

My new kitchen only has one (also hidden) drawer for cutlery. Massive oversight as i had 3 crap drawers in my old kitchen. The crap is now spread out - one drawer in the hallway, and 2 baskets in the kitchen cupboards. I should probably just get rid of most of it to be honest! But there's always something that comes in handy in all that crap...

2015mom Sun 09-Apr-17 07:37:23

Yes it always useful to have one to put junk and odds and sods

sandgrown Sun 09-Apr-17 07:42:41

For the last 15 years have had a kitchen with no drawers (can't afford new kitchen) but we have a bowl of crap in kitchen and drawers in the dining room!

MrsMozart Sun 09-Apr-17 08:15:05

One of the pullout shelf things (Ikea sells them)? I think they're wire, but you could use suitable boxes on it.

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Sun 09-Apr-17 08:22:56

My last kitchen was tiny wee and had no drawers. There was no space to put crockery or cutlery at all.

I had a sideboard and the dining room, which you had to walk through to get to the kitchen, kept everything in there.

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Sun 09-Apr-17 08:23:50

Drives me insane. We JUST replaced our kitchen at great expense. We have 3 giant wide drawers - cutlery - crockery - pans
Then one unit with 2 drawers - crisps and foil etc - Tupperware and bags

No little crap drawers. Nightmare. Have a whole cupboard FULL of little baskets. Dammit

AwakeCantSleep Sun 09-Apr-17 08:31:32

My kitchen is mainly drawers smile It was my main priority when I got a new kitchen. Do you own the house? Do you know the make/brand of the cupboards? It should be possible to convert a standard cupboard to drawers. Alternatively, if you have space for a freestanding unit you could add drawers in this way.

You can get wire racks, or simple drawers that attach to the underside of wall units, from Ikea and other places.

AwakeCantSleep Sun 09-Apr-17 08:34:15

Oh, and you can get drawers fitted into your kick boards (is that the word? At floor level, underneath the units.). I have two smile One is for plastic bags, and the other one for baking trays etc.

picklemepopcorn Sun 09-Apr-17 08:37:13

Awake, I didn't know that! Awesome. Off to google...

AwakeCantSleep Sun 09-Apr-17 08:49:39

pickle I know, I'm so I got them. Super useful. Here is a picture of one of mine - this must be the least exciting kitchen picture that's ever been shared on mn smile

AwakeCantSleep Sun 09-Apr-17 08:50:16

I'm so glad

picklemepopcorn Sun 09-Apr-17 14:41:03

Does anyone have any tips for that awkward corner cupboard? I can't have the door changed to let me access it. I thought about putting a generic carousel basket arrangement in, but think I'd lose too much space. I've got so little cupboard space it's silly!

2015mom Mon 10-Apr-17 10:04:19

Wow that's clever...drawers under the cupboards! Clever use of space!! Wish I could do that.. don't think I can because the previous owners added lights there which come on when the gas is switched on to use the cooker

The corner cupboards are awkward .. such a big space and high shelves which you don't utilise properly unless you put those shelves in which you can double up you shelf space... you can get them from IKEA

picklemepopcorn Mon 10-Apr-17 20:20:26

I've put a box in the corner cupboard today, with things I don't use but have to keep- fridge pieces etc.
I've cleared out and rationalised... I still haven't found a tardis though.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 21:35:24

Thanks pickle ... nice to know..I may just have to do that

thenightsky Fri 28-Apr-17 21:39:06

Just got my new kitchen fitted. Now got 8 deep bad ass drawers. Previous one had 3 useless crap shallow things.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 22:57:19

Lucky you! Bet you are loving your new kitchen

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