Creating Kitchen Storage

Finding a place for everything in the kitchen is tricky, but we've got sneaky tips to give even the smallest kitchen plenty of storage space.

Out of Sight

Photo: John Ellis

Out of Sight

Keep cookbooks handy, yet completely out of the way. These homeowners created a nook in the island to showcase their most precious literature.

Showcase Your Findings

Photo: Reena Bammi

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.

Easy Access

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Easy Access

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.

Budget-Friendly Storage

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Budget-Friendly 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.

Open Up

Photo: Tria Giovan

Open Up

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.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Photo: Jeremy Samuelson

Hiding in Plain Sight

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.

Refined Easiness

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Refined Easiness

Additional storage beneath the breakfast bar made room for art where cabinets might have been and accessories on the counter, helping the open space blend seamlessly with the decor in the adjacent room.

Floor-to-Ceiling

Photo: Roger Davies

Floor-to-Ceiling

Utilize square footage by placing storage space somewhere unexpected. This kitchen stacks storage sky high, while the built-in ladder keeps everything within reach.

High Drama, No Drama

Photo: Annie Schlechter

High Drama, No Drama

This kitchen juxtaposes super-ornate décor with a utilitarian-style workspace and scattered open storage to highlight the homeowners' color-coordinated cookware.

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