01/09/2014 16:12 BST | Updated 01/09/2014 17:00 BST

Storage In Kitchens? Why Granny's Larder Is Actually A Good Thing

If cooking dinner typically involves you darting around the kitchen in a haze of smoke, surrounded by chaos, it could be time to rethink your kitchen storage arrangements.

Yes, proper organisation of your cupboards – think granny’s larder, with its perfectly ordered shelves of labelled jars – could be the solution to domestic harmony and a smoothly run home.


“The kitchen is the heart of the house,” says interior designer and founder of JC Décor, Jemma Cowen. “It’s where we entertain, prepare food with our families – and arguably the room that sells a home. Therefore, it’s so important for this space to be organised and clutter-free,” she tells HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

Vicky Silverton, founder of professional organisation and de-cluttering firm, You Need A Vicky, agrees: “The kitchen is the hub of the house - a gathering area, an area people head to frequently throughout the day, and, if you’re a family, most likely a busy area,” she says.


“That’s why having a streamlined kitchen that works well – and stays organised – is key to family life. With a few simple tips you can turn chaos into a smooth flowing, practical room,” says Vicky.

From using beautiful vintage pieces for extra storage space to getting clever with kitchen cabinets and maximising the space you have – however small – Vicky and Jemma share some of their favourite kitchen transformation tips.

We can't promise it will improve your culinary skills, but it will certainly make cooking a more pleasurable experience.

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