If your kitchen is bursting at the seams and the word “organization” makes you cringe, read on! We’ve got the simple, affordable kitchen storage solutions you need.
Storage solutions exist in abundance for the homeowner who can afford all-custom cabinetry. Crockery drawers, pull-out pantries, and camouﬂaged appliances are all wonderful additions to any kitchen. But what about the rest of the world? If you’re trying to get more storage out of your existing kitchen, consider found and hand-me-down items. Think what a new ﬁnish would do for that weird bookcase passed down from Great Aunt Genevieve. Hit the thrift stores and antique shops! A found piece will not only give you extra storage, but will also add character to your kitchen.
If cabinet space is a precious commodity in your kitchen, consider what items you could store somewhere else. If you love coffee and your cabinets are overﬂowing with mugs, get creative. Pull out your prettiest, funkiest mugs and put them on display throughout your home! A beautiful mug makes an excellent bookend. Maybe your cupboard is crowded by the enormous-but-lovely copper stock pot you only use twice a year at holidays. Pull that sucker out of the cabinet and ﬁll it with magazines or throw blankets! It will make a lovely addition to your living room. When you’re pressed for space, ﬁnd a way to display!
“Use your vertical space!” Great advice, often heard in reference to cabinet height. This advice is easy to follow if your kitchen is in the design or remodeling phase. Who doesn’t love cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling? But if your cabinets stop short, not to worry. Containers are your friend! Use woven baskets, brushed tin containers, or wooden crates atop your cabinets for extra storage. These high spots are ideal for rarely used dishes and appliances. On the other hand, if you’ve got extra vertical space under the island or the kitchen sink, pair your container of choice with inexpensive wire shelving for stackable storage that’s easily accessible. Our Floating Surface Adjustable Bracket is a great way to create space under your countertop!
There’s no need to be intimidated or stressed out by kitchen storage problems. Smart solutions can be easy and affordable!