matter the size of your kitchen, it always seems like there’s
never enough space. Maybe at one time you thought it was the
perfect size, but after years of purchasing kitchen gadgets
and new dishes, along with having a growing family, the thrill
there’s no need to fret. We’ve got you covered with seven
space-saving, creative storage solutions to make your kitchen
feel brand new, and hopefully you’ll fall in love with it
all over again.
high. Step back and look at your kitchen as a whole. Notice
anything? You may see there’s prime real estate up high,
such as on top of the refrigerator and above cabinets and
doors. Take advantage of these spaces to store cookbooks,
canisters or even wine bottles.
low. Make existing features in your kitchen functional with
toe-kick drawers. Most cabinets sit off the floor with toe
kicks, and now there are kits available to create drawers that
open with a tap of your toes. A toe-kick drawer is a great
place to house pet feeding dishes.
Hangin’ on. Sure, you can hang pots and pans from the
ceiling or add a rack to a wall, but you might try hanging
baskets to store dish cloths and towels. Use hooks to hang pot
holders or utensils. Peg boards aren’t just for tools in the
garage. Use them to create a cool place to hang pots and pans,
mugs or utensils.
and glide. Install sliding drawers on the side of your range
to add functionality. The drawers don’t take up much room
but are deep enough to provide plenty of storage. A sliding
storage tower (on wheels!) is another option to make use of
narrow spaces, such as between your oven and fridge.
it up. Door racks on the inside of cabinet or pantry doors
provide instant space-saving storage. While you’re in the
mood, add racks to the wall near the stove to store spices,
olive oil or other often-used items for easy accessibility, or
create a wine rack with everything you need — bottles,
glasses and a corkscrew.
Island living. The options for using your island are endless.
Add cabinets underneath for additional storage, shelves on one
side to store kitchen gadgets, or install a built-in trash can
to preserve floor space.
it up. Take it back to elementary school by creating cubby
holes for cookie sheets, cake pans or other bakeware. Think
high again, and build cubbies in the space between the cabinet
and ceiling to store wine bottles.