Work The Space
Between breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day noshing, the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in a family home. Make the space work for you with these products that maximize your kitchen's organization and functionality.
Rev-a-Shelf Lazy Susan Cabinet Inserts
Corner cabinets are too often a catchall for cobwebs and unloved pots and pans. It's no wonder, since the space inside corner cabinets is difficult to access. But if you're working to keep a family fed and happy, it's important to maximize all the space available in your kitchen. Thankfully, Rev-a-Shelf offers a variety of lazy Susan inserts for corner cabinets. The lazy Susans allow you to stock the cabinet full of pantry or cooking items, and they spin easily so that your kitchen staples are always easy to access. (Home Depot, $102 and up)
Rubbermaid Pull-Down Cabinet Spice Rack
Every mom knows that the savvy application of spices to meals can add pizzazz and flavor to an otherwise boring dish. But the more spices you accumulate, the more maddening it is to find what you need in the rush of dinner preparation. Obviously, there are a ton of spice racks and organizational tools to choose from, but we especially like the Rubbermaid Pull-Down Spice Rack. It installs into a cabinet shelf, and you just have to pull the rack down to easily see all of the spices you own, even if you installed it above eye level. (Lowe's, $20)
LG Super-Capacity French Door Refrigerator
A refrigerator is many things. It's a preserver, organizer and stockpiler of foods. And if it's good at its job, it's a striking piece of a kitchen's design and actually entices family members to eat healthfully. We recommend the LG Door-in-Door French Door Refrigerator because it does everything a family refrigerator should do. This super-capacity refrigerator boasts 31 cubic feet of storage space with an additional door-in-door feature that's perfect for easy access to frequently reached-for foods. And it looks pretty sweet, too. (LG, $3,149)