Clever Ways to Squeeze More Cookbooks into Your Collection

Clever Ways to Squeeze More Cookbooks into Your Collection

Dabney Frake
Jun 29, 2016
(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

Whether you have a lifetime's worth of cookbooks, or just a few, you want to store your favorites in a good spot. Near enough that they are cnoveniently within reach, but far enough away so they don't get splattered with food. Even in the smallest spaces, there's always a way to stick a few more in your kitchen.

Above, the vertical bookshelf at the edge of this dreamy green and black kitchen from Elle Decoration makes use of that little sliver of wall space. Here’s a DIY tutorial for a similar one.

(Image credit: Skona Hem)

This kitchen from Skona Hem displays its cookbooks sitting on narrow picture ledges, facing out to show off covers and make them easy to find.

(Image credit: Claire Bock)

Even with just a little triangle of space in between cabinets and the wall, Isabelle found space for a tiny custom shelf.

(Image credit: Actual Size Studio)

This kitchen renovation by Actual-Size Architects, via Houzz, included a low-down shelf underneath the window that's out of the way but nearby.

(Image credit: The Golden Boys & Me)

BILLY bookcases are the basis of this kitchen island, seen on The Kitchn, that conceals a column, is a prep surface, and is a spot for cookbooks and cookware.

(Image credit: Rain on a Tin Roof)
Rain on a Tin Roof simply mounted a couple of baskets on the wall to get some instant storage space.
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