Make the most of your space.
Whether you live in a small apartment or want to get more out of your kitchen space, organization and creative use of space is key. Read on for our clever solutions to maximize your storage possibilities and get your kitchen more organized.
One kitchen island, many storage possibilities.
Kitchen islands not only provide additional workspace, but they can also provide space to organize and store cookbooks, smaller appliances, and utensils. A slim island with at least one additional shelf will give you more space to store cookware and dishes. Use baskets to stow smaler items such as cooking utensils or spice jars. Add shelves for cookbooks and handy crockery like coffee mugs at the sides of your kitchen island.
Utilize the bottom of shelves and pantries.
Turn things upside down by screwing mason jar lids onto the undersides of cabinets and shelves. With a beautiful set of 'floating' mason jars, you can elegantly store and display your pasta, herbs, and so much more.
When cabinet space is limited, get smart with your vertical space. Install shalves, rods, or a pegboard to take utensils off your countertops and onto the walls. Also, think of hanging pots and pans from a wall-mounted rack.
Use forgotten spaces.
Add smaller cabinets or cupboards on the wall or above windows. A tilt-down drawer at your sink is also a handy way to store sponges and dishwashing accessories that would otherwise take up your counter space. Also, use the upper side of cabinets or cupboards to display pretty bottles of olive oil or vinegar, pottery or baskets- this way, you not only maximize space but also add decorative details.
Win with windows.
Does your kitchen have a window at the end? That's the perfect place to create a DIY storage window seat with built-in cabinets or drawers. Place cabinets with a lower height next to each other, connect them, and create a cozy seat surface on top. The big advantage of this storage solution is that it is only a few steps away from your work zone, so there's also space for family and friends for a chat while you're cooking.