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

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

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 22, 2018
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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A custom cabinet just for coffee. By Eastburn Woodworks in Pensacola, Florida.

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Re-edited from a post originally published 3.23.15-NT

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