15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas
As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories and endless food cans, boxes and bags easily fill up every nook and cranny, especially in a not-so-big kitchen.
Houzz users have been finding and creating innovative organization techniques to help solve their kitchen dilemmas, from storing pots and pans to organizing a messy walk-in pantry. The favorite solutions below, pulled from our list of most popular photos on Houzz, have been added to tens (and in some cases hundreds) of thousands of users’ ideabooks. See if one of them will inspire an idea for your own kitchen.
1. Custom pantry. More than any other storage solution, Houzzers dream of a perfectly organized walk-in pantry.
2. Corner drawer. Ingenious corner drawers are a creative solution for awkward corners. The drawers run diagonally into the corner, which makes them deeper than most and therefore lets them pack a bigger storage punch.
3. Utensil drawer. A clever utensil drawer built-in keeps serveware and silverware conveniently in check. If you want the look but can’t afford custom, take the DIY route by placing stainless steel pots in a deep, empty drawer.
4. Undersink drawer. A deep cabinet under the sink can seem like a bottomless pit. The drawer keeps cleaning supplies visible.
5. Pullout trash can. The simplicity of this pullout trash can can hide unattractive bins and frees up floor space, while the side nook can house trash bags and ties (or an air freshener).
6. Cookie sheet drawer. A divided drawer is the solution for a range of muffin tins, broiler pans, cooling racks and cookie sheets. If you don’t have a drawer to spare, try a narrow pullout near the stove or add wood or metal dividers to the cabinet above your refrigerator.
7. Appliance garage. Just about all of us could use a clutter-free countertop, which is why appliance garages are popular.
8. Deep cabinet organizer. A pullout pantry organizer, paired with cabinet door racks keeps everything organized and within easy reach.
9. Rolling cabinet or cart. Acting as both counter and storage, this accessible rolling cart is worth adding. It can work as a kitchen island, especially in a small space, or a bar cart when rolled into any room.
10. Spice drawer. A handy spice pullout and cabinet rack design is extremely practical.
11. Kitchen mail station. This kitchen command station is a one-stop shop, complete with bookshelves, mail slots and a desk. It’s a great way to avoid that midweek paper pileup, and it conveniently lets someone supervise homework time while cooking dinner.
12. Dish drawer. This sturdy, deep drawer keeps plates within reach for even the shortest members of the household. This one can hold 75 to 100 pounds, and adjustable pegs let you easily fit in all your breakables.
13. Pet bowls. Pets are such an important part of many people’s lives. Houzzers think these built-in dog bowls are a great kitchen feature. To keep your pet from tripping you up while you cook, you can also add a dog or cat bed to your kitchen.
14. Open shelves. This look is one of the most popular trends on Houzz. These stainless steel shelves can display decorative accessories or store daily dishes.
15. Pullout shelves. A pullout shelf provides easy access to pots and pans. This system works great for reaching those back corners in deep cabinets: The front tray pulls out vertically and allows the back tray to slide over to the right.