The kitchen is always the heart of our home. If there’s one thing you can’t have enough of in your kitchen, it’s placed to pack things away out of sight – and these smart solutions that will save you space in spades. Whether you’re minimalist or maximalist, open shelving to hidden storage on the island bench is a good option.
Cut Down the Clutter with These 5 Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas
There are so many choices for your kitchen storage solution. And, I’ve rounded up some of the greatest. Here are five functional and stylish ways to maximize your storage space in the kitchen.
1. Deep Drawers
Cupboards will always have their place in the kitchen, but what’s becoming more and more popular are drawers. They’re smart for storing heavy and bulky pots and for housing appliances too. Imagine the ease of loading a dishwasher without leaning over or the convenience of having a freezer drawer at your fingertips.
Deep drawers are great for pots, plastic storage containers, and tall pantry items like cereal boxes. Medium-height drawers are good for stacks of plates and bowls. Besides, skinny drawers are perfect for cutlery, utensils, and chopping boards.
2. Vertical Storage
The beauty of the kitchen is all in its simplicity. But what’s really great is the use of vertical storage. The suspended shelf is great for your space-challenged kitchen. It is a genius and a simple solution for freeing up bench space. It’s a good idea to keep purely decorative ornaments higher and items you use regularly, like wine glasses and teacups, within easy reach, when styling your open shelves.
3. Fine Design
You can make your storage a design focus. Consider a ladder to add pots and pans storage above the island bench and open shelves for your favorite dinnerware.
4. Ply on the Wall
Smart tips for your kitchen storage: Consider ply materials for your kitchen. It’s easy and affordable to work with and you can use it to create all manner of things. Simple and affordable plywood shelving gives the kitchen a no-fuss feel. All the overhead cabinetry is open, with all the most-used crockery and glassware on display.
5. Island Stowaway
Take advantage of the space below your island bench to good use by filling it with shelving and appliances. In storage, savvy kitchen shelving on the other side is the perfect place to store cookbooks for easy access without taking up space in the cooking zone.