Use Every Inch: Getting Creative with Kitchen Storage

Kitchen storage is often pretty hard to come by, especially if you're a city dweller. Just because we may not be blessed with ample cabinet space doesn't mean we have to skimp on kitchen accessories and tools. We just have to get creative with how we're going to store it all!

If you have the luxury of having some empty wall space, install industrial shelving to create a large storage area. Paint them a fun color to add a touch of personality and display your dishes and tools in a neat and orderly fashion! It's such a fantastic way to not only decorate the kitchen but to also utilize every square inch.

Most of us are working with much smaller spaces and that is when it's even more important to utilize each and every nook and cranny. Making use of the space inside the cabinets is key: install pull out drawers in the cabinets to maximize the space. Often, we just place pots and pans on the bottom of the cabinet and there's all that extra room above them. If you have multi-level pull out drawers you have everything easily accessible.

Our favorite option for useful kitchen storage is the DIY secret storage next to the refrigerator. It's an inexpensive and simple project that provides the perfect space for cans and spices. Here are a few more inspiringly useful kitchen storage ideas:

Industrial Shelving, Country Living
Pull Out Drawer, Better Homes and Gardens
Secret Storage DIY, Learning To Be Me
Cubby Storage, Chez Larsson
Hang It Up, Better Homes and Gardens

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