There is pretty much storage volume in the kitchen area of the EKKO. For the most part, though, the storage areas are large empty caverns. It is up to the owner to decide how to best use them. They need to be subdivided to be useful. We could have purchased generic kitchen cabinet shelves, etc., but they tend not to be efficient ways of using the space. Custom shelving was the order of the day.
Above Dinette: A vertical divider and a shelf on each side gives us four compartments for storage. Divider and shelves are screwed in place and covered with contact paper that coordinates with the interior walls.
Below Stove: A custom, slide-in shelf unit has a base that is in two pieces with shapes that, like pieces of a puzzle, lock them into place without fasteners. Two storage boxes serve as drawers and a vertical divider contains cutting boards and place mats. The water filter is still in its original location and can be serviced by lifting the shelf components out of the cabinet. A bottle of Sandy’s wine fits nicely in front of the filter.
Drawers Under Sink: There were a couple of inches of unused space above the top drawer. We built an additional drawer with soft close slides that fits into that space to store our silverware and knives. We had to rearrange some wiring slightly to make it fit.
Tall Cabinet: We built and added two new shelves with sides that we can pull out like simple drawers to store spices. (Confession: The first set was mistakenly built were upside down but it took less time to make the second set!)