Photo Gallery: Kitchen Organizing Ideas
Get your kitchen ready for spring.
Find ways to squeeze in extra storage.
If you have a kitchen island, built-in storage is a must. A cubby over the sink provides extra space to display containers and tea tins. A wicker basket on the island and pretty jars by the sink keep the counter space clean.
Display tableware on shelves above the sink.
Not only is open shelving a chance to display pretty tableware, you're more likely to keep things tidy when they're in plain sight. It offers an opportunity to get creative and clutter-free!
Steer clear of a messy drawer of odds and ends.
Use an antique wooden file box to store utilitarian kitchen supplies for a touch of old world charm.
Keep appliances out of sight.
Ample cabinetry conceals kitchenware and a stainless steel appliance garage by the sink keeps countertops uncluttered.
Group items together.
Keep a toaster and all its accompaniments corralled on a handy crumb-catching tray to make countertop space look instantly more organized.
Maximize height to corral clutter.
Numbered baskets across the top of the upper cabinets provides much-needed storage, warmth and texture to the basic white kitchen, while a hanging pot rack acts as a functional ‘chandelier.’ A butcher-block topped island doubles counterspace, and when two stools are added, creates a casual breakfast spot. A vintage chest, acquired from a university science lab, holds linens, flatware and baking utensils, freeing kitchen cabinets for larger items.
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Allow for kids’ play in a bustling kitchen.
“Young children love to hang out in the kitchen,” says Montreal blogger Kim Vallée. “My advice to parents is to incorporate a space where kids can play. Here a Copenhagen designer couple squeezed an inviting play area into their busy kitchen/dining area to meet the needs of their toddler son.”
Two islands help organize this space into distinct areas: one for preparation and one for dining.
This bright and spacious kitchen is designed to accommodate numerous cooks. A second island is perfect for entertaining and keeping the kids nearby while cooking.
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