Do you know someone with enough storage space in the kitchen? We don’t either. Whether you’re an aspiring Michelin-starred chef or you’re just trying to warm up yesterday’s take-out, a larger kitchen space is essential. Before the crazy holidays start, it’s time to rearrange your kitchen. It will make talking to your in-laws a little less daunting. Follow our kitchen storage guide for a space that is peaceful and quiet until you get to the boil.
Maximizing your vertical space is a great way to remove things from your counter. Install a railing like this one and hang up salt, pepper, or other essentials that you use every day.
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Kitchen corner space is often underutilized, but it can be a valuable storage solution if you know how to use it. And if you’re looking for something sleeker than a lazy susan, consider installing corner drawers.
Open storage shelves
One of the easiest ways to create extra space in your kitchen is to think vertically. If you have extra wall space, consider installing open shelving. Vertical shelves are not a garbage drawer, but can also serve as a wall decoration if you have elegant dishes or fancy storage jars.
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Hanging wine rack
If you want your guests to marvel at the rare bottle of Bordeaux that you won’t be serving tonight, install a hanging wine rack so you can keep your precious bottles at eye level. Just make sure the replacement bottle with the two dollar chuck doesn’t show up above.
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Maximizing the space in your kitchen is about taking advantage of every nook and cranny. Consider a fold-out sink drawer if you’re struggling to find a place to store dish soap and sponges.
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For a narrow profile vertical wall storage solution, consider installing a breadboard for hanging pots, pans, cutting boards, and spatulas. Breadboards are customizable and can be easily rearranged so you can tweak your arrangement until you find the perfect placement for all of your essential kitchen utensils.
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Magnetic knife bar
This one is a slim no-brainer. A magnetic knife bar is an easy way to remove this wooden knife block. It’s especially useful if you cut and dice a lot.
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Your storage solutions for the kitchen should put functionality above everything else. So make sure the items you use every day are within reach. But every kitchen has those few items – a saucepan, a deep fryer – that are only used once or maybe twice a year. For devices that you want to keep but rarely use, keep them in the room above your cabinets.
And if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, check out the wooden boxes we used in the kitchen of our rustic modern Hoboken redesign.