15+ Smart Storage Solutions for Kitchens

Get the most out of your space

By Sunshine Menefee
Staff Writer

As a kitchen designer, my clients always complained that they didn’t have enough room in the kitchen. While some kitchens were almost too small to be functional, most had ample room. They just weren’t organized. You don’t have to shell out $50,000 on a new kitchen remodel to have the storage of your dreams. Here are a few storage solutions for every cabinet in your kitchen.

Flatware

Don’t waste time digging for a fork. An expandable organizer ensures every piece of silverware has a home.

Drawer inserts keeps silverware separated.

Drawer inserts keeps silverware separated.

 

Scrub Pads

Tuck sponges away by using tilt-out bins under the sink for easy and quick storage.

Store scrub pads in pop-out trays under the sink.

Store scrub pads in pop-out trays under the sink.

 

Trash

Hide an unsightly trash can with a built-in cabinet. It also stores trash bags.

A pull-out shelf keeps the trash bins corralled.

A pull-out shelf keeps the trash bins corralled.

 

Pantry

You use items when you can readily see them. Keep your pantry stocked with clear containers so you can easily access items and know when to refill them.

Clear bins allow for quick inventory.

Clear bins allow for quick inventory.

 

Cookbooks

Keep your precious cookbook tucked up under the cabinet for a hands-free option.

A pull-down cookbook holder makes cooking easier.

A pull-down cookbook holder makes cooking easier.

 

Pots & Pans

Stop complaining about toppling piles of pots and pans. This smart drawer uses varying depths and heights to create the perfect solution.

A divided roll-put shelf keeps pots and pans organized.

A divided roll-put shelf keeps pots and pans organized.

 

Lid Rack

Keep lids out-of-the-way and easy to grab by hanging them on the back of the door.

Lids store easily on the back of a door.

Lids store easily on the back of a door.

 

Stemware

This handy organizer keeps nice wine glasses from getting knocked around.

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A stemware holder keeps wine glasses tucked away.

 

Spices

Spice organizers stops bottles from tipping over and keeps them all in plain sight.

An organized spice rack holds spices in place.

An organized spice rack holds spices in place.

 

Baking sheets

Vertical storage is hard to come by in a kitchen. Create your own with a cookie sheet rack.

A cookie sheet holder keeps thin items upright.

A cookie sheet holder keeps thin items upright.

 

Corner cabinets

Dark corners are scary. Make that wasted space useful again with a corner organizer and pull-out shelf.

A pull-out corner shelf helps items stay used.

A pull-out corner shelf helps items stay used.

 

Wine

PVC tubes make for a smart solution for wine storage.

PVS is an inexpensive way to store wine bottles.

PVC is an inexpensive way to store wine bottles.

 

Pull-out cabinet

A full-height base cabinet can be re-purposed to hold a ton of supplies.

 

Pull-out cabinets make the most of small spaces.

Pull-out cabinets make the most of small spaces.

 

Plastic Bags

Keep plastic bags tucked into a pretty stuff sack for easy access.

Decorative fabric makes plastic bag storage fun.

Decorative fabric makes plastic bag storage fun.

Under the sink

Hard-to-reach items are a thing of the past with this great pull-out shelf unit for under the sink.

Roll-out drawers area smart solution under the sink.

Roll-out drawers area smart solution under the sink.

 

 

 

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