Kitchen cabinet storage ideas

Kitchen cabinet storage ideas

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A well-organised and efficient kitchen is a dream for every homemaker and cooking enthusiast. If your kitchen is the heart of your home, then it deserves special attention when it comes to storage solutions.

Keeping your kitchen clutter-free and organised will also help with the room’s function, but also makes it look nicer if everything is in order. In this article, we will explore some brilliant kitchen cupboard storage ideas and kitchen cabinet storage solutions to optimise space and enhance organisation, ensuring your kitchen remains a joy to work in.

Kitchen cabinet storage solutions

Try these easy-to-follow ideas – you don’t necessarily need to buy any new equipment, but you’ll benefit from thinking about what goes where and how to best use your space.

  • Embrace pull-out drawers: Pull-out drawers are a game-changer when it comes to maximising kitchen cabinet space. They provide easy access to items that would otherwise get lost in the back of hard-to-reach cabinets. Instead install deep pull-out drawers that will ensure every inch of your space is used effectively, even for bulky items like pots and pans. These drawers come in various sizes and can be customised to fit your specific needs.
  • Utilise adjustable shelves: Fixed shelves in kitchen cupboards can often lead to wasted space, especially when trying to accommodate items of varying heights. Replace them with adjustable shelves that can be easily moved up or down to create the perfect storage arrangement. Adjustable shelves allow you to adapt the cabinet space as your storage needs change over time.
  • Make use of corner cabinet organisers: Corner cabinets are notorious for being challenging to access and use fully. However, with clever corner cabinet organisers, you can turn these awkward spaces into valuable storage areas. Lazy Susans, pull-out trays, and swing-out shelves are some great options to make the most of corner cabinets.

Kitchen storage solutions when you have limited cupboard space

When you don’t have much cupboard space to work with, you might feel limited with how you can organise your kitchen utensils and essentials – but there are lots of ways you can work with your space to create order out of the chaos!

Create a kitchen nook

Designate an area of your space to create a cosy kitchen nook that can be used for multiple purposes – whether you create a little pantry, or a seating bench that doubles up as storage for larger kitchen items, or it’s just lots of shelving to host your mug collection. Our guide on how to create a cosy kitchen nook has all the hints and tips you need.

Opt for space-saving pot and pan storage

Cooking pots and saucepans can take up significant space in kitchen cabinets. To optimise their storage, consider using pot racks or installing hooks on the inside of cabinet doors to hang them. Another space-saving idea is to use stackable pots and pans, which efficiently make the most of vertical space while keeping your cookware easily accessible – this can help to make your small kitchen look bigger too if you’re working with a narrower cooking space.

Integrate hanging shelves or baskets

Create additional storage space by incorporating hanging shelves or baskets in your kitchen. These can be suspended from the ceiling or mounted on walls, providing a perfect spot to store items like fruits, vegetables, or kitchen towels. Hanging shelves are not only functional but can also add a touch of charm to your kitchen decor.

Little touches that will make a big difference

Sometimes the smallest change can improve your storage situation. Would any of these ideas make sense in your kitchen?

  • Tame the lid chaos: Lids of pots and pans often create a cluttered mess in kitchen cabinets. To bring order to this chaos, invest in lid organisers. These nifty gadgets can be mounted on cabinet doors or installed separately inside the cabinet, keeping lids neatly in place and easily accessible.
  • Cutting board storage: Cutting boards are essential kitchen tools, but they can be cumbersome to store. Install vertical slots or racks inside a cabinet to keep cutting boards upright and neatly organised. This method saves space and keeps your cutting boards from getting scratched or damaged
  • Invest in drawer dividers: Drawers are fantastic for storing utensils, but they can quickly become chaotic if not organised properly. Drawer dividers are the solution to this problem. They help segregate utensils, ensuring each item has its designated spot. No more rummaging through a jumble of utensils to find what you need!
  • Utilise the back of cabinet doors: Don't overlook the potential storage space on the back of your cabinet doors. Install hooks, racks, or magnetic strips to hang frequently used items like measuring spoons, spatulas, or oven mitts. This simple addition can free up space inside the cabinets and make items more accessible.

Practical flooring for easy maintenance

Now you’re making the most of your storage space, let's not forget about the flooring. Our guide on the best flooring for kitchens goes into great detail about all the specifics, but here’s a quick rundown: Laminate,  luxury vinyl and engineered wood are all excellent choices for kitchen flooring, where spills and stains are common, due to their durability, easy maintenance, and water-resistance properties. Laminate, vinyl and luxury come in various styles, mimicking the appearance of natural materials like wood or stone, while engineered wood offers a more authentic wood look, but it’s more stable and doesn’t come with the hassle of maintenance like old-fashioned floorboards.

If you’re ready to transform your kitchen into a well-organised and delightful space where cooking becomes a joyous experience, we’re here to help. Pop into your local store or book a free home visit where our floorologists will drive round to your home, so you can show them the kitchen you’re hoping to improve, and then can check on your subfloor and suggest what flooring’s best for you from the hundreds of samples in their mobile showroom van.

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Published: 29-08-2023