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For most households, the humble paper towel is the first thing people reach for when spills need to be wiped up, when washed hands need to be dried, when countertops need wiped down, and for when prepped food dishes need to be covered. The truth is a roll of paper towels is easily one of our most essential kitchen tools because they have unlimited uses.
Because of the important role paper towels play in our kitchens and our lives, it is important to have them be easily accessible but conspicuously out of the way. So, where should you put your paper towel holder in your kitchen?
Here are five of the best places to put a paper towel holder in your kitchen.
Where do most spills happen in the kitchen? On the counter. So, why not keep your clean-up solution of choice where you’re most likely to need them? That’s right – on the counter. An upright paper towel holder is the ideal storage vessel for this location because it has a very small footprint, it can be easily moved if necessary, and it’s easy to swap out an empty roll for a new one.
The space under the cabinet is largely unused in most kitchens, so this makes it an excellent place to store your paper towel holder. This is especially ideal for kitchens where countertop space is limited, but keep in mind that if there are lights installed under the cabinet, then installing the paper towel holder there could interfere with the dispersion of light on the countertop.
If you love having quick access to your paper towels, but you don’t like how they look in your kitchen, then you can enjoy the best of both worlds by installing your paper towel rack inside one of your cabinets. Cutting a notch out of the bottom of the cabinet and inserting the paper towel through it gives you easy access while keeping the roll out of sight. It is important to note that taking this approach means sacrificing most, if not all, of the lowest shelf in that cabinet.
Placing your paper towel holder on the wall preserves your available countertop space and ensures that your paper towels are close at hand for whenever a cleanup is needed. This option is very popular in studio apartments and apartments and homes with compact kitchens.
The cabinet under the kitchen sink can often be a catch-all that can easily become cluttered. But with the right organizational tools, it can be a great place to store your paper towel holder. Just open the door and your paper towels are right there. The only downside to this approach is that you could lose an entire roll of paper towels should the sink overflow.
If you have ever used paper towels before, then you know that standard paper towel holders are woefully inadequate. Their poor design allows the paper towels to easily unwind into an unsightly mess and the materials used in their construction are cheap and easy to break.
At Michael Graves Design, we believe that everything in the kitchen needs to be designed and constructed with quality in mind, including your paper towel holder. That’s why when you purchase one of our paper towel holders, you are buying something that we have put years into perfecting. Shop online today for the best paper towel holder you will ever own.