30 Kitchen Storage Ideas To Get Organized Once And For All!
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” If kitchens are the heart of the home, storage is at the heart of an organized kitchen. Here are 30 storage ideas and DIY projects that will help make your kitchen the clean, calm space you’ve always dreamed of.
Add recessed shelving above the stove to store items that you use regularly. Think salt and pepper, olive oil and a few of your favorite spices.
Cookbooks are a kitchen staple, but storing them can take up a lot of room. Instead of displaying them spine to spine, try storing them in front of each other to add a focal point to the room and cut down on storage space.
Any space can be storage space if you’re creative. Install open shelving in nooks and crannies to hold mugs, spices or knick-knacks.
Think beyond shelves and cupboards and install a wall-to-wall rod to hang pots, pans and large utensils you use regularly.
If you have an empty wall, flex your creative muscles and make this DIY wall organizer. You only need four easy-to-find items, and it can store everything from fresh herbs to baking supplies.
If you’re not the crafting type, try hanging a few hooks on a bare wall. You can use them to store extra cutting boards and your prettiest tea towels, plus it’ll add visual interest to an otherwise empty area.
If a small reno isn’t in the plans or the budget, create your own handy cooking station with a few items from your local craft store.
Free up some counter space by skipping the clunky knife block and installing a magnetic bar. It’ll keep sharp knives away from little hands, and give you more space for meal prep and storing small appliances.
So much more than extra counter space, kitchen islands can be home to oversized drawers (perfect for storing pots and pans) and organized garbage and recycling receptacles.
Turn one side of your kitchen island into a display case, adding narrow shelves to show off your cutest kitchen accessories or your most treasured cookbooks.
Or, add oversized deep shelves to your kitchen island to store large countertop appliances, like professional blenders and stand mixers.
Alternatively, keep your kitchen open and airy with a tabletop island, but find one with a low shelf to store pots, pans and produce.
Most kitchen cabinets end a foot or two below the ceiling leaving a ton of unused space. Ask a contractor to add cabinets to store seldom-used china or pick up some pretty baskets to store household items you’d prefer to hide away.
This kitchen utilized every inch of vertical space with cabinets built all the way up to the ceiling. Crown molding at the top looks sophisticated, and the built-in fridge further streamlines the look.
High cabinets with glass doors are the perfect space to store vintage tea cups or super fragile antique dishes.
If you drink a lot of wine, but don’t have a lot of space to store it, consider a vertical rack. It takes up little to no room and can still hold a number of your favorite bottles.
Add a few extra open shelves below your cupboards to store your most often used (or most beautiful) items.
A single floating shelf next to the stove is the perfect easy-to-reach spot to store cookbooks and serve ware.
If you can’t afford to lose upper cabinet space but love the look of open shelves, consider combining a built-in shelf niche with glass cabinets for a similar feel that doesn’t skimp on storage. Paint them a pretty hue to up the style factor.
The cupboard above the fridge is hard to reach and is often filled with items you’ll soon forget. Skip the standard two-door cupboard and opt for a wine rack instead.
Pots and pans are usually the hardest items to store. Instead of forcing them into a cupboard, try installing a shelf above the stove for simple storage and easy access.
Don’t sweat it if you don’t have enough space for a standard set of cupboards. Use hooks and rods to store regularly used items and keep everything else packed away.
Skip a set of kitchen chairs and opt for a bench with built-in storage. It’s perfect for storing off-season linens — think placemats, tablecloths and napkins.
An organized kitchen starts with the cupboards. Add narrow shelving on the inside of each door to store regularly used items.
Labeled clear jars keep pantry staples organized, and look beautiful on open kitchen shelves or left out as countertop decor. Try this DIY with paint pens to customize the look with your own handwriting.
Cut down on traffic in cooking areas by separating a beverage station. It’ll help with hosting and will offer a special space to store all your entertaining accessories.
Add a second prep station so you can enlist the help of friends and family members whenever you’re hosting.
Not every home owner is the same, so why should their kitchen cabinets be? Make sure you design a space that works for you, putting drawers and cabinets exactly where you need them — even if the placement is a little unconventional.