Design Spotlight: Kitchens by Gail O'Rourke

Unique storage configurations by White Wood Kitchens' Gail O'Rourke

January 09, 2018

Gail O’Rourke
White Wood Kitchens, Cape Cod, Mass. 

People store more things in the kitchen than in any other room in the house. With that in mind, we pay special attention to planning and designing storage configurations that fit clients’ needs. An open-concept kitchen is great for making homes feel larger and more inviting, but a lack of walls means a lack of cabinet space.

We took advantage of every inch of potential storage space in this kitchen by incorporating a pull-out spice rack and multiple drawers into an area that would otherwise have been wasted (Photos courtesy of White Wood Kitchens).


Islands are great solutions to storage constraints. This small kitchen had limited counter space and therefore lacked room for the desired appliances. We configured the island to hold the oven and microwave as well as multiple cabinets and a raised bar area on the opposite side that doubles as a kitchen table.


Corners are no longer just where two walls meet. We added V-shape drawers and a cubby with a pull-up door to hide small appliances.

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