20+ Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you're going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the post for you. Here are 20+ ideas for ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small kitchen.

Fay Wolf offers a great tip for organizing any space:

1. Not enough cabinet space? Mount a pegboard and hang all your essentials. From Alison, Liz & Nicole's Shared Space.

2. Get the most out of the cabinets you do have with stackable shelves (like these from Store)...

3. Or undershelf baskets.

4. Don't neglect the space above your cabinets. You could stash extra stuff up there in baskets, as in the kitchen of blogger Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess...

5. Or try out one of these other ideas for above-cabinet storage.

6. If you have the space, you could mount an additional shelf above your cabinets for even more storage (as in this kitchen from IKEA Hackers).

7. Stash saran wrap, foil, and the like in a file holder mounted to the inside of a cabinet door. From The Wandmaker's mother.

8. Use a tension rod to hang spray bottles and help tame the clutter under the sink. From A Thousand Words.

9. Adding a dispenser for trash bags to the side of your undersink cabinet will save space inside the cabinet — and make the bags easier to find when you need them. DIY from Simply Organized.

10. Squeeze in a short wall-mounted shelf to hold cookbooks.

11. A wall-mounted dish drainer will save space on the countertop. Image from stylist Sasa Antic, spotted on My Paradissi.

12. Adding a bar-height table next to your tiny kitchen is a triple whammy — extra counter space, extra storage space, and a place for friends to sit and eat in the kitchen all in one. Spotted in Mark's Delightful (and Delicious!) West Village Home.

13. Use tension rods to hold cutting boards and cookie sheets upright and save space on shelves. From Martha Stewart.

14. A file organizer will also do the trick. From Redbook.

15. Add a pot rail under your cabinets for a little extra storage. Image from Biografen.

16. You can add hanging baskets to a pot rail for even more extra storage. From Rebecca's 'Removable Solutions' Kitchen.

17. Use hooks to hang oft-used items from the inside of cabinet doors. 'Baking Pantry in a Cabinet' DIY from Jenny Steffens.

18. You can also hang things (like cutting boards) on the side of cabinets next to the sink. Image from Homelife.

19. If there's enough space, you could even add some small shelves. Image from Country Living.

20. Not enough drawer space? Use a magnetic strip to hang knives on the wall. From The Everygirl.

21. And one final suggestion, spotted on My Scandinavian Homemagnetic spice containers on the range hood, because why not?

Looking for more inspiration for your small kitchen?

Re-edited from a post originally published 12.1.14-NT

(Image credits: Store; HGTV; A Beautiful Mess; IKEA Hackers; The Wandmaker's Mother; A Thousand Words; Simply Organized; Sasa Antic; Liana Hayles Newton; Martha Stewart; Redbook; Biografen; The Kitchn; Jenny Steffens; Homelife; Country Living; The Everygirl; My Scandinavian Home; As linked)