Kitchens can become messy in the blink of an eye, especially if you have a large family or a small space. However, there are a few ways you can keep things tidier. From hidden cabinets to DIY bar carts, here are the best kitchen storage solutions:
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND
Islands are an excellent way to spice up your kitchen, but why not choose ones with shelves and drawers? This way, your kitchen island will not only be a centerpiece or a place to prep and eat, but it will also become one enormous storage space. Depending on your style preferences, you can choose a kitchen island with open shelving or hidden drawers.
UTENSIL RACKS & FLOATING SHELVES
When you have too much stuff in the kitchen, the best thing to do is to make a mini art exhibit. Use your utensils and plates as décor instead of hiding them in drawers and beneath kitchen sinks. Choose utensil racks, floating shelves, or even both! With double-duty shelves, you can display everything at once. Décor, cute utensils, antique plates…you name it!
A CURTAIN UNDER THE SINK
Many homeowners want their kitchens to evoke memories of childhood and grandma’s one-of-a-kind recipes. A curtain under the sink is the perfect way to achieve that atmosphere while also concealing under-the-sink storage. You can include all kinds of storage solutions beneath the sink without worrying about aesthetics. Think of plastic or acrylic drawers, a lazy Susan, tension rods, shelf risers, and wire baskets.
While we already mentioned kitchen sinks, we can’t forget the sink which has amazing potential for storage. A farmhouse sink is one of the top kitchen trends in 2021 and it’s no wonder why! It quickly becomes a show-stopper and plus, it’s great for creating workstation sinks. You can easily transform your farmhouse or kitchen sink into a workstation by adding cutting boards, cup holders, and dish drying racks. We doubt there is a more practical storage solution.
HIDDEN STORAGE & FURNITURE
Besides workstation sinks,
you can create a more organized kitchen and reduce visual clutter by using hidden storage. Think of pullout spice cabinets, pull-out prep stations, storage containers for food, and drawer organizers. Even though some of these items won’t provide extra storage space, they will help you create a more organized kitchen.
Pantries were extremely popular in the past but they vanished in the 60s when fridges came along. Luckily, they are slowly coming back, especially in vintage-styled kitchens. If you are not a fan of large pantries, consider their modernized version. A pantry pullout can provide the same amount of storage, but is basically invisible and doesn’t take extra space.
REINVENT VINTAGE PIECES
This storage solution is ideal for homeowners who love DIY projects. So if you are a DIY enthusiasts who wants to add more storage space, simply repurpose an old vintage item you don’t use anymore. A few popular and easy ideas are creating an Étagère from old plates, a bar cart from a table, a towel rack from a ladder, or a wine rack from a wood ironing board.