Finding a place for everything in the kitchen is tricky, but we've got sneaky tips to outfit even the smallest galley with plenty of storage space.
By Erin McFarland
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1. Create a Cookbook Nook
Keep cookbooks handy, yet completely out of the way. These homeowners created a nook in the island to showcase their most precious literature.
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2. Showcase Your Findings
Open shelving is a great way to show off your nautical treasures. This kitchen keeps jars of shells and vintage knickknacks on the top shelf to keep them safe, but in view. Color coordinating your collections is a great way to introduce a fun visual element into your kitchen.
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3. Try a Mobile Workspace
In this otherwise airy and romantic kitchen, a super utilitarian island-on-wheels is the perfect piece for functional storage and workspace. Roll the island out of sight to transform the space into the perfect place for entertaining.
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4. Create Stylish Under-Sink Storage
Creating optimum kitchen storage doesn’t have to be an ordeal. A café curtain to hides pots and pans but didn't break the bank.
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5. Be Smart About Open Shelving
Open-shelving isn't for everyone, but it makes putting dishes away a breeze and encourages guests to help themselves. To keep dusting to a minimum, display only the dishes and gadgets used and washed on a regular basis.
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6. Play Up Island Storage Potential
This giant island has two large nooks for cookbooks and kitchenware that is completely hidden from the adjacent dining space, but still within reach of the prep and cooking area.
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7. Add Interest to Cabinets
Additional storage beneath the breakfast bar made room for art and countertop accessories where cabinets might have been, helping the food prep and hangout area blend seamlessly with the decor in the adjacent room. Decorative cabinet fronts add architectural interest to the room.
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8. Try Floor-to-Ceiling Storage
Utilize square footage by placing storage space somewhere unexpected. This kitchen stacks storage sky high, while the built-in ladder keeps everything within reach.
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9. Incorporate a Hard-working Island
This kitchen juxtaposes super-ornate décor with a utilitarian-style workspace and scattered open storage to highlight the homeowners' color-coordinated cookware.