Have a kitchen remodel coming up? Consider outfitting your kitchen with drawers under the counters instead of聽cabinets. We know聽cabinets are what you鈥檙e used to, but the ease of use and space-saving potential of drawers are making them more popular in kitchens聽around the world. (They鈥檙e all over聽IKEA kitchens!)聽And we鈥檙e betting that making this swap and installing some drawers will really get your organization cooking. Scroll on to see why.

1. You鈥檒l actually save space!聽Although it may seem like drawers would steal storage space and limit the number of items you can keep in your kitchen, the opposite is true. Drawers allow you to store oddly shaped or taller items (like a food processor or a spiralizer) more聽easily聽because they don鈥檛 have to fit under shelves. And with drawers, you鈥檒l be able to store more things, because your items will be packed in a more efficient way.聽(Photo via Reform)

2. It鈥檚 easier to keep things organized. Drawers lend themselves to easy organization, even for bigger items like pans and other kitchen tools, as seen above. The deeper and wider the drawers, the better. Get yourself a couple in-drawer organizers (like small boxes or dividers) and soon everything will have a designated spot. (Photo via聽A Beautiful Mess)

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3. Your stuff is easier to access.聽How many times have you sat on the floor digging through a cabinet where the items are piled on top of each other 鈥 or tried to fish something out without knocking over a precariously balanced stack? With drawers, everything is in clear view and easy to access. And you won鈥檛 have to pull everything out to get to your colander (or stock pot, cake stand, or anything else) ever again.

4. Drawers can fill awkward spots. Toe kick drawers (drawers that take up the space at the very bottom of your cabinets, commonly called the 鈥渢oe kick鈥) are a great option for聽previously unused areas. These little drawers are perfect for flat items like cookie sheets and platters. Vertical drawers can also be an efficient way to fill other 鈥渄ead鈥 spaces.

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