Maximizing your kitchen storage potential can give you the space you need until you are ready to do a full kitchen remodel. Here are some ways to use the space in new and creative ways to accommodate all of your needs.
For the homeowner that love to cook, pots and pans storage is always an issue. Instead of taking up valuable cabinet space install a hanging pot rack over your kitchen island. If you do not have an island try using wall hooks.
Maximize Island Space
An island adds a lot to a kitchen: it can be used for preparing food, an eating area, work area, and can provide many kitchen storage options. Any island can be used to store pots, pans, and cutlery. Although there are even more imaginative uses: such as a built in space for your microwave (proper electrical required), or a space dedicated to cookbook storage. If you need space for your growing wine collection, opt for an island with a built in wine rack.
Are your kitchen knives taking up too much room on the counter? Install a pullout knife rack in the narrow space between cabinets that is usually just covered with filler strip. For knife storage in a home with children, mount a knife rack that is attached to an upper cabinet that pulls down for easy access.
Baskets can be an inexpensive, portable and stylish way to maximize kitchen storage. They can be used on the countertop, in open shelves, on top of cabinets, or even to organize a freezer.
Place tension rods in cabinets to act as dividers and keep bake ware stored upright.
Problem with Plates
Plates can take up a lot of useful cabinet space, to utilize this space better install a plate rack. Whether a it is a wall mounted dish rack or built into cabinets, a plate rack can vastly improve your kitchen storage.
A Place for Veggies
Clear up pantry space by keeping root vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in pull out baskets inside cabinets. The baskets provide air circulation, and the cabinets keep the veggies cool, dry and away from light.