You have many choices for the cabinet space below your cooktop, each will help you to create the highly functional kitchen you’re looking for!!
No, the size of your cooktop does not matter. You will have options available that you can choose from, although some options may be limited depending on the cabinet line you choose.
Yes. This is a very popular option. It’s very convenient to have your cookware within easy reach. Two deep drawers beneath your cooktop will give you plenty of storage for your pots, pans, and lids.
Rather than two deep drawers, you might choose cabinet doors under your cooktop. You could add pull-out shelves in these base cabinets. This is another great way to easily access your cookware.
Depending on your cooktop, you might be able to have a top drawer, directly below your cooktop, where you can store your cooking utensils. This will keep the countertops next to your cooktop free and clear!
Each cooktop is different; some cooktops will take up the space of the top drawer, and it will not be usable. Other cooktops may take up some of the space of the top drawer, but not all of it. In this case, the drawer box can often be modified, making at least some of the space usable.
Your designer will review the specifications of your cooktop and will let you know your cabinet options. Depending on the cabinet line you choose (and if your top drawer needs to be modified) you can review with your designer what inserts for the top drawer might also be available.
Your options may vary depending on the cabinet line you choose. Whether you choose stock, custom, or semi-custom cabinets, discuss with your designer what you envision for this space. This way it will provide you with the functionality you are after.
Clients may choose to have drawers below their cooktop for cookware, and pullouts on each side of these drawers. These pullouts are very convenient and clients love them! The pullouts in the photo are two very popular options that have adjustable shelves that make it easy to organize the items you use most.
Clients find these pullouts to be very handy. The varied widths provide options depending on your layout. The adjustable shelves provide customization depending on the items you want to store. You have the options to store what you want; whether it be spices, oils, vinegar, food items, canisters, and even cooking utensils if you choose the pullout with the bins.
Yes, your kitchen designer will discuss with you your available options for inserts under your cooktop, to help keep you organized.
Clients sometimes want to keep items organized using an insert with wood pegs. Another option is a Lid organizer. This is an insert that can go inside a deeper drawer to keep your cookware lids organized.
I hope this has given you some great ideas for your kitchen project. Make an appointment to talk to a kitchen designer today; they will offer you the best suggestions for your new kitchen, ones that function best for you!