Organize Your Kitchen
An organized kitchen is a useful kitchen. Use these tips and tricks from our editors to get your kitchen clutter under control.
A pull-out pantry component can help take advantage of an awkward slender space.
A slide out cutting board cleverly adds work surface to a kitchen.
Corner shelves can be an efficient use of a sometimes awkward space. The brackets supporting these shelves are local architectural salvage pieces that add character to the kitchen.
An additional work surface is hidden in cabinetry with false cabinet fronts.
Decorative canisters cleverly allow you to store dry goods in a visible area.
Vented produce bins can be used to store produce that doesn’t require refrigeration.
These homeowners didn’t want to hide everything behind cabinet doors, so instead they chose to have a mix of open shelves and closed cabinetry.
A tool rail over the cooktop keeps utensils at an easy reach.
Using baskets and buckets to store dry food items help keep an open pantry looking neat and functional.
Open backed shelves are great for small kitchens. Install them in front of windows for extra storage while still allowing light to come in.
A vertical plate storage rack helps prevent dishes from chipping.
A small recycling center in the kitchen makes it easy to be green. Having a separate bin for glass, paper, plastic, and tin will make sorting a breeze.
Base cabinets with sliding shelves make it easier to see and reach items in the back of the cabinet.
Not enough built-ins? Use vintage cabinets or hutches for added storage.
Apply chalkboard paint next to the phone for an easy message board.
Hang a pot rack over the island for easily accessible cookware.
Install electrical outlets inside cabinets, and keep small appliances inside for a less cluttered countertop.
Slender spaces like compartments under the kitchen island are perfect for storing bottles of wine.
You can utilize the space across the window by installing tool rails or shelves.
Add dividers in tall, narrow cabinets to create perfectly-sized storage sections for flat items like cookie sheets, cooling racks, and paper grocery sacks.
Several shallow drawers are ideal for storing linens. Add them to a cabinet that is near the dining space for extra convenience.
For a discrete and convenient paper towel roll location, remove a drawer and install a paper towel holder in its place.