It seems like no matter how much kitchen storage I have, it’s never enough. Our latest kitchen has more space than the last and a pull out larder and yet there is still no space. We had this lovely big American fridge freezer at our last place, which really helped. But it was too big for our new house.
Creating more space with rails and s-hooks
Adding a rail under a cabinet or over the cooker can be a great way to add extra storage and space to your kitchen. The s-hooks can be used to store mugs (as above), cooking utensils or frying pans. Another ideas is hanging a pot from it and use it to put cutlery in, or even hand your home grown herbs from it.
Basket Kitchen storage
If you have floor space, but no cupboards, a breathable basket can be a good solution. Wire baskets, or more natural rattan baskets, are great for storing long lasting vegetables that don’t need to be kept in the fridge. Potatoes and other root vegetables are ideal for this sort of storage, although it is good to store them in the dark to prevent them from sprouting. Basket storage can also be used to store your plastic bag collection, and dry ingredients like flour and yeast.
I love these types of units. They provide extra workspace, and the top two drawers can be used as junk drawers. Who doesn’t have at least one in their kitchen? While the lower ones could store vegetables, baking ingredients, spices or even plates. You can find similar units that have wheels which can give it multiple uses. If you buy some chalk paint, you can customise your dried spices lids and write the names on them for easy use.
Mounted wall units
If you don’t have floor space that you can use, why not create space on a wall? This cure little cubby unit is perfect for bits and bobs. Keep dried herbs and spices, seeds or recipe cards in the cubbies or fresh plants on top. Also perfect for tea towel storage. I’d even love something like this, maybe in my bathroom or imaginary office.
Ladder Shelves for Kitchen Storage
I love ladder storage because they’re great for all rooms and the multi-depth shelves make them so versatile. You can use the top shelves for smaller items; mugs or fresh herbs. The mid-shelves are perfect for recipe books and the bottom for larger appliances or pots. You could also use storage tins on the shelf to store dried ingredients and vegetables.
Have you got a clever kitchen storage hack? Let me know, as I need more space.
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