15 Clever Things You Didn't Know You Really Needed in Your Kitchen

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Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Here are 15 clever details you might want to consider adding. They're all elegant solutions that make life in the kitchen just a little bit easier, and we wouldn't blame you one bit if you want them all.

Built-in, pull out cutting boards. From Residence Magazine via Nordicspace.

Even better, a pull-out cutting board right about the trash bin, to make sweeping away scraps super-easy. By Gary Wafford.

A table that pulls out from under the island to provide more counter space when needed. Spotted on BHG.

Forget the lazy susan — outfit your corners with drawers instead. From Glenvale Kitchens, via Houzz.

A pull-out knife block next to the oven. From Signature Design & Cabinetry, via The Kitchn.

A cabinet with built-in spots for trash, recycling, and trash bags too. Mullet Cabinet via Houzz.

Kitchen drawers with handy pegs that make it easy to keep plates and cups in place. The glass sides make everything easy to see, too. By Divine Design + Build, via Houzz.

A sliding panel behind the stove that reveals hidden spice storage. Spotted on Traditional Home.

A china cabinet with pull-0ut shelves, so everything is easily accessible. From Heather Bullard.

A custom drawer insert that makes all your spices easy to spot, as seen on This Old House.

A cabinet that keeps your cookie sheets and cheese boards and pastry slabs always upright. Image from Vita Ranunkler.

A custom cabinet where the microwave, blender, coffee maker, and other small appliances can be tucked away. From BHG.

A drawer with custom inserts for dry-goods storage. From Maison & Demeure.

A little spot to stash things on the end of the island. From BHG.

A custom cabinet just for coffee. From Details and Design.

Re-edited from a post originally published 3.23.15-NT

(Image credits: Residence Magazine; Gary Wafford; BHG; Glenvale Kitchens; Signature Design and Cabinetry; Mullet Cabinet; Divine Design + Build; Traditional Home; Heather Bullard; This Old House; Vita Ranunkler; BHG; Maison & Demeure; BHG; Details and Design)