Wonder walls – how to make kitchen walls work

Well-organised wall storage is a key element of every Roundhouse kitchen design. We adore the creative opportunities of wall space, so bespoke kitchens can perform as well as they look. Let’s face it, there’s no use having a luxury contemporary kitchen with wow-factor, if it spills over with pots, pans, groceries and gadgets as soon as you open a door. Traditional wall cabinets are a fool proof solution to stash you stuff. But our designers have many more clever ways to max out vertical space for bespoke kitchens, big or small. From pegboards and racks to shelving and rails, let’s explore what wall storage can do for you….

Try an industrial mood

Wannabe chefs take note: racks of robust, stainless steel shelves to store your cookware are a simple and striking idea. Just like a pro set-up, position next to the cook zone to get the most out of a hardworking kitchen design. Why not finish off with a magnetic knife strip to free up modern worktops. Open shelves create fabulous wall storage in upmarket kitchen designs even if industrial isn’t your thing. Long rows of floating shelves are the perfect spot for showing off your beautiful ceramics in a minimalist kitchen.

Kitchen shelf ideas

You might be tempted to cram in as many wall cabinets as possible to max out storage. However, a full bank of wall units can make a kitchen design feel cramped. Beautiful bespoke kitchens can be transformed with a considered mix of open and closed storage. Try one wall of kitchen display shelves to help instil a light and airy ambience. If space is tight, just small shelving zones will do the trick, as shown in this modern, monochrome kitchen. Don’t let shelves descend into a jumbled mess. Keep them stylish and clutter-free with a carefully curated edit: earthenware pots in the same shades for example or dried ingredients decanted into sleek glass jars.

Stretch cabinets to the ceiling

Single-wall kitchens and compact bespoke designs need to be extra canny with wall storage. Stretching cabinets from floor to ceiling helps. You’ll get extra space to stash kitchen kit plus no dust traps in the cavity between wall cabinets and ceiling. Perfect. Roundhouse designers recommend storing less frequently used cookware and seasonal items in the top boxes. Otherwise, your kitchen cupboard storage could turn into a daily headache. Finally, replace a section of solid doors with light-reflecting glass to brighten up the space.

Hang on a peg rail

Shaker-style peg rails are a versatile wall storage idea – especially in classic bespoke kitchens. Crafted from long lengths of wood with rounded pegs, they are a charming way to hang up kitchen bits and bobs. Whether it’s a line of shiny copper pans or brushes, brooms and bags, peg rails embrace an artisan mood for upmarket kitchen designs. You can choose to leave solid wood peg rails in bare timber or paint in an earthy heritage hue. Elevate with tongue-and-groove wall panelling for the ultimate cosy kitchen vibe.

Go bespoke

Bespoke kitchen design can cater to every storage whim. And walls are no exception. Roundhouse kitchens can offer you tailormade storage solutions for every awkward space or unused corner. A walk in larder unit is one way to size up wall storage or try kitchen storage racks to boost empty wall space. This slim bespoke wall cabinet is a super organised way to store spices, oils and cookbooks in a redundant part of the kitchen. Time to seek out your favourite storage saviours today.

How do you use wall space in a small kitchen?

Pot racks, pegboards and open shelving are great ways to make the most of kitchen walls in a small space. Roundhouse design experts can offer stylish and practical solutions for every size of space – whether it’s a luxury big kitchen design or compact open-plan living. We love designing walls, let us show you how…

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showroomsWigmore St, ClaphamFulhamRichmondCambridgeGuildford Cheltenham and get planning!