The kitchen is the most used room in the house, so we’ve compiled some kitchen storage ideas that will make yours function amazingly well. Beautiful cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes and lighting are key exterior elements, but be sure to give consideration to what goes inside your cabinets. Interior design details matter! Choose accessories and storage components that will enhance your life in the kitchen and make it extremely functional. The key to storage is efficiently using the available space, and the right storage accessories will make daily life efficient and rewarding. Here are some ideas for customizing your pantry and kitchen storage.

1) Vary the sizes of drawers, pullouts, and shelves to allow the storage to meet your needs. When you can adjust your shelf heights to fit the exact items you are organizing, the cabinet will be much more efficient. Shelves sized for the height of serving platters will keep everything in its place. A row of shallow drawers might be much more functional for you than a cabinet with open shelves. Again, do an analysis of what you need to store while planning the kitchen design. Click images to enlarge.

pantry storage
pantry storage
pantry storage

2) Use apothecary drawers for storing a smaller items like tea bags, coffee k cups, straws, sugar packets, pet treats, and a neat row of tuna cans.

kitchen storage ideas

3) Find great canisters! Stylish canisters are always a perfect addition to the countertop or the pantry. Glass jars are a great way to easily see the bin’s contents.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

4) Tray dividers are a must. Every kitchen has cupcake trays, cookie sheets, platters, and cutting boards. A cabinet or two with vertical tray dividers is a must have in every kitchen.

pantry storage
pantry storage
kitchen storage ideas

 

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5) Use deep drawers for pots. These are especially convenient when your pot drawer is near the kitchen range. Narrower drawers can be used for frying pans.

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kitchen storage ideas

Pantry and Spice Storage Accessories

6) Use the vertical height to add pantry storage. Vertical storage offers a very creative solution for making use of what would have been wasted space. Vertical height is perfect for spice storage and tall pantry storage.

pantry storage
spice storage
pantry storage
pantry storage

7) Store wine and bottles in an under-the-counter refrigerator or add a wine rack.

spice storage
spice storage

8) Create a designated place to store spices. I particularly like them in a drawer, but spice pullouts are also an excellent option.

spice storage
spice storage
spice storage

9) Use drawer dividers everywhere! I use them in utensil drawers, gadget drawers, serving piece drawers, and drawers for foils and wraps. These can be custom made or you can create your own with these plastic trays from Inter Design Organizers.

spice storage
kitchen storage ideas

10) If you want to store dishes in a drawer, consider the peg system, which makes dishes easier to lift out and prevents scratching into each other. Dish slats are also nice.

dish storage
kitchen storage ideas

11) Use the perimeter of a kitchen island or the end of a cabinet run to add extra storage. Think about easy access and visibility. If items are buried you won’t be able to find anything. The narrow areas are perfect for canned goods, bottles, broths, cereal boxes or even a thin profile step stool.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas for kitchen island

12) Designate a place to store dishtowels. I love this hidden towel rack that that conceals towels while drying.

kitchen storage ideas

13) Add a bread bin to keep your bread fresh… a great solution for storing bread and other baked goods.

kitchen storage ideas

14) Showcase your crystal or art glass by using wood shelves with glass inserts. The cabinet lighting will illuminate your pieces yet allow you to look at a wood profile. Love these shelves!

kitchen storage ideas

15) Designate a place for your stand mixer. If you aren’t a fan of leaving your mixer out, consider a mixer cabinet if you have room to give up a cabinet.

kitchen storage ideas

16) Hide the clutter with an appliance garage. Lift up and tambour cabinets are a nice way keep small appliances concealed for a minimalist look.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

17) Organize under the sink. Sink cabinets are always a challenge because of the plumbing underneath. Thankfully Wood Mode and other companies are addressing this with specialty drawers that have a U-shaped cut out that goes around the plumbing. You can also opt for under sink organizers that can keep your sink area tidy.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

18) Use creative turnouts for corners and tough to reach places. Dead corners in the kitchen are typically hard to reach so this is a great solution.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

19) Store garbage and recycles together in one cabinet.

kitchen storage ideas

20) Install taller cabinetry if you have the ceiling height. If you can swing it, use taller kitchen cabinets that are either 42” in height or custom make a taller cabinet exactly to your ceiling height. The higher space is perfect for storing things you use less often.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

Photo shown with art glass was from this post. Have a look: “How to change your kitchen decor style.”

Kitchen Storage Ideas

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