Every homeowner dreams of more space for their cookware, tableware, food, small appliances, and kitchen accessories. Is there a solution that doesn’t involve a major renovation or home addition? If you’re tired of how cluttered and disorganized your kitchen is, Callen has creative kitchen storage ideas that will make the most of the space you have.
The first step is to think about ways your kitchen could break the rules. Why do plates have to be in cupboards? Put them in a drawer and make your cutlery portable in a carrying caddy. Hang wine glasses over the sink and put a shelf on your backsplash. Clear a drawer by hanging aluminum foil and plastic wrap from a wall organizer. Add hooks or custom shelving to any empty corner. Your imagination is the limit.
Kitchen Storage Ideas for Less Clutter
Callen’s Sales Design Consultant enjoy coming up with creative ways to store the toaster, microwave, mixer, and more. Solutions may involve an “appliance garage,” sliding doors, rotating corner cabinets, and pull-out trays.
In fact, pull-out drawers have become essential to an organized kitchen. They can provide easy access to spices, dry goods, and other cooking essentials. They’re also a favorite for pots and pans.
Store lesser-used kitchen items in the highest cabinets. If you have a lot of open space between your cabinetry and ceiling, consider adding shelves or cabinets there for as much storage space as possible. Even just adding a shelf at the top of a window will give you extra inches. Put the prettiest items on display, and the less attractive essentials in the cupboards.
If you’ve got an open shelving mess on your hands, tidy up those exposed shelves with multiple matching bins. Use labels or tags to keep things simple.
If it’s time to update your major appliances, choose the built-in style. Your integrated oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, and more will blend seamlessly with your cabinetry for a clean, uncluttered look.
How about giving your storage containers a makeover? When every spice, oil, and baking ingredient is organized in matching jars with labels, cooking is easier, and the kitchen is cleaner.
Hooks and wire racks have many uses. Designate some wall space for hanging essential items like spatulas and spoons, small cutting boards, and mugs. Hang plate racks and pot racks. If you want to organize your bigger cutting boards and cookie sheets, add vertical slot separators to a tall cabinet.
We can’t overstate the usefulness of drawer organizers. Your junk drawer has never looked so good!
Kitchen Storage Ideas for More Space
As we suggested above, consider filling in that open space between your wall cabinetry and ceiling with something more useful than faux plants and knickknacks. Ceiling-height cabinetry is attractive and offers a lot more storage space for the items you only use once or twice a year.
Is your kitchen island using space wisely? Get the most out of it by adding drawers and shelves on all sides. If a kitchen island would not fit in your space, consider a rolling bar cart with extra storage and a nice cutting board top.
If you have always wanted a window seat, now is the time to get one. The space underneath the bench can become another storage cupboard.
Are bags, boxes, and cans of food covering your counters? Consider converting a nearby closet into a pantry with organized shelving units. If cold food storage is your problem, look into mini refrigerator drawers, as they hide under the counter and make food prep a cinch.
If your kitchen is truly a mess, you may want to start from scratch by completely emptying all your cabinets and drawers. Then start with the items you use the most, like plates, and put them in the most convenient cupboard or drawer near where you dine. Work your way from there, until the only items left are the ones you don’t use. Sell or donate them!
Call Callen for Your Kitchen Remodeling Needs
Whether you want to completely renovate your kitchen space, or you’re interested in minor kitchen remodeling and kitchen storage ideas, call Callen at 414-867-2207 or complete our online contact form to schedule your next project with Southeastern Wisconsin’s best home remodeling company.