The kitchen is the heart of the home. When company comes over that tends to be where people hang out. Lots of family time is spent in the kitchen not only preparing meals, but eating them as well. You need the kitchen to be functional. Storage in a kitchen can be difficult. You want to keep the counters clear of things so you have a work surface while also keeping the things you use frequently easily accessible. Here are some unique storage solutions to help you make the most of the space you have in your kitchen.
Store in plain sight.
Keep your widely used pots and pans stored in plain sight with open cabinet storage. Have shelves right next to your stove so you can grab your pots and pans, as you need them. Do you have a butcher-block kitchen island? This is a perfect place to put your knives or a knife block.
Organize your pantry.
With shelves, drawers, and pull out bins you can make great use of the pantry space. No matter how big or small your pantry is you can make the most of this area with smart storage solutions.
You might not have a wine cellar or a traditional wine rack, but with cradles, you can turn a pantry shelf into a wine rack or even store bottles of soda, keeping them safe and easy to get when needed.
Store spices in a drawer.
Having your spices in a drawer right next to your stove instead of in an overhead cabinet or shelf makes the spices more accessible this way.
You can put storage on a spin with a lazy Susan concept. In a cabinet, add a lazy Susan to store multiple items and be able to find them quickly when needed.
The part right in front of the sink tends to be a false drawer. You can put it on hinges and add a metal tray where you store your sponges. Keeps them out of sight while also keeping them easily accessible.
Dishes in drawers.
In general, you probably keep your dishes in a cabinet. For a unique storage idea, consider storing them in a drawer separated with pegs. It makes those dinner dishes easier to get when you need to set the table.
What do you do with these things? Why not put them in a basket. You can put them in a cabinet and they’ll be easy to get when you need them.
Office storage in the kitchen.
Use those typical office storage solutions in your kitchen on the wall to store things like sponges or soap.
Old door storage. Add kitchen utensils to an old door for storage.
You can really turn your kitchen into a functional space and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money either. You can use things you already have in your home to create unique and creative storage solutions in your kitchen.