Update the Cabinet Space Above Your Fridge

If you’re a typical homeowner, you want to make sure you’re utilizing every inch of available space. While this is an admirable goal, there’s probably one area of your kitchen going unused: The cabinet above your refrigerator.

Most people assume that the above-fridge cabinet is a space that is too inconvenient to use. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. With a few simple tweaks, you can turn the space above your fridge into one of the most useful areas in your kitchen. Here are a few ways to update your above-fridge cabinet so that you can improve your kitchen’s utility and your enjoyment of this room.

Combine Rollouts and Dividers

One of the reasons that the cabinet above the fridge often goes unused is because it’s so hard to reach inside this space. Luckily, making your above-fridge cabinet more accessible is easy with the right tools.

For instance, a popular option is to split the cabinet in two by using vertical dividers on one side of the cabinet and then installing a roll out on the other side. With the dividers, you’ll have valuable shelf space, and the roll out will provide your more convenient access to important items stored in this cabinet.

Store Your Wine

If you already have enough storage in your kitchen and are looking for an interesting use for the space over top of your refrigerator, a great idea is turning this area into a wine rack.

There are several ways to turn the cabinet above your cabinet into a wine rack. Some people choose a single-level shelf that is capable of holding a few bottles. You could also choose a rack with multiple shelves so that you can store as much wine as possible. Whichever option you’ll choose, you’ll finally be putting that above-fridge space to good use. You may even turn your kitchen into your neighborhood’s happy hour spot.

Add an Appliance

If your kitchen is on the smaller size, it can be hard to find room for your appliances. However, if you have an unused cabinet above your refrigerator, this space can be used to place smaller appliances such as a microwave.

Many above-fridge cabinets look like they were designed with the microwave in mind, and all you need to do to use the cabinet for this purpose is removing the doors and making sure there’s an opening for the power cord. Putting your microwave above the fridge can give your kitchen a cleaner look while opening up valuable counter space.

Help with Kitchen Remodeling

As you can see, the cabinet above your fridge doesn’t need to remain unused. All you need is a little imagination and help from the right professionals. If you’re ready to put the above-fridge cabinet in your kitchen to good use, you should be sure to consult with the Kitchen Solvers team.

At Kitchen Solvers, we are passionate about helping homeowners like you build the kitchen of your dreams. Whether you have a small project in mind, such as updating your above-fridge cabinet, or are interested in a larger remodel, we are here for you. Visit a location today to start planning your remodel.