It has been said many times that the kitchen is the heart of the home; this is as true now as it has ever been in American history. Families gather for holiday togetherness in the kitchen, friends chat and laugh in kitchens everywhere, waiting for their hosts to prepare snack and treats. Due to their central position in all homes, having a clean, organized kitchen has become extremely important, making kitchen storage the perfect area to focus on when choosing a house warming gift for new home owners.
When choosing kitchen storage, specifically for the new home owner, there are two general types of ideas – the kinds of storage that are appropriate and needed in just about any kitchen, and those more suited to the individual kitchen and personalities of the owner. If you know the owner well, and have seen the new home (or pictures of the new home’s kitchen), then consider a gift that specifically suits that kitchen.
For example, you may have seen the kitchen, and noticed that it is small, and low on drawer and cupboard storage. Also, you know the home owner to be an avid cook, so you wonder to yourself where they will keep their spices. The perfect gift might be a magnetic spice rack, the type where a modern looking metal sheet is mounted on a wall, or inside a cabinet door, then neat, metal containers hold spices, magnetically stored away on the mounted metal sheet. Myriad such ideas for specific storage needs exist, and a walk through a home organizing store would reveal many ideas to suit any kitchen.
There are also many dozens, if not hundreds, of kitchen storage ideas that can be used in any kitchen today. Drawer organizers are a necessity for every kitchen, keeping silverware and odds and ends neatly arranged and accessible. Bread boxes, a staple of the 60s and 70s, are still quite common today for holding baked goods and treats, keeping the counters clutter free.
Appliance garages have also become very popular in recent years, as home owners strive to keep blenders, mixers, juicers and more covered and out of sight. Plastic storage cereal boxes are an excellent gift, keeping cereals fresh and organized, their transparency enabling the breakfast eater to easily see which cereal is stored inside.
From simple drawer organizers, to recipe boxes, magnetic chip clips to spice racks, hanging fruit baskets and to bakers racks, kitchen storage is an essential area in the modern home, no matter the size of the kitchen. This makes kitchen storage items an excellent gift choice for new homeowners.