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Creative Dish Storage

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Keep Small Appliances Out of Sight

Store small appliances according to how you use them by keeping the most-used items close at hand and others stored neatly away.


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    • In Plain Sight

      There's plenty of work to be done in this corner alcove, where small appliances await in a niche tucked between the range and a stacked wall oven and warming drawer.

    • Custom Cabinet

      A three-level cabinet has spaces just the right height for a mixer, microwave oven, and other small appliances. Retracting doors clear the countertop when appliances are in use.

    • Convenient Carousel

      Knobs, sliders, and hinges on this steel carousel squeeze multiple small appliances into a compact space while permitting easy access.

    • Appliance Outlet

      An outlet inside an appliance garage puts power where you need it. Keeping the appliances behind closed doors makes concealing them quick and easy.

    • Cut the Clutter

      The clean lines of this cabinetry and its hardware suggest a kitchen where every piece of equipment is tidy and organized. Hinged doors keep it that way.

    • Undercounter Convenience

      Hidden but handy, this island's drop-down toaster compartment is also easier to use by children or anyone in a wheelchair.

    • Slide-Out Storage

      Vertical slide-out cabinets put appliances within easy reach while maximizing existing storage space.

    • Tucked-Away Toaster

      Create convenient stations for appliances that are used infrequently. This toaster tucks away for quick storage and easy pull-out.

    • A More Manageable Microwave

      Here, a microwave stored inside of a cabinet is still convenient and easier on your back than an undercounter placement. Blackboard paint on the inside of the door makes it easy to leave messages and reminders.

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      Smart Snack Bar

      Keep small appliances behind closed doors but still close at hand by designating a kitchen cabinet as a breakfast area or snack bar. Include pullout shelves for a handy work space, and install electrical outlets inside the cabinet.

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      Nifty Niche

      A stainless-steel turntable in a corner niche uses often-wasted space by housing mixers, blenders, and more. Plus, it keeps these items out of sight but within easy reach.

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      Better Baking Spot

      This lift-up shelf provides a well-suited and secure spot for the mixer and can easily fold into the cabinet after use. The pullout drawer below stores additional baking supplies.

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      Appliance Garage

      Keep appliances on hand, but out of the way, with an appliance garage. Complete with appliance outlets, this storage nook provides the appliance storage center in this kitchen.

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      Roll-Out Storage Cart

      This hidden yet accessible cart rolls out easily and serves as a cutting board and appliance storage cart.

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      Pull-Out Platforms

      Pull-out platforms for mixing bowls or pots and pans let you stack more and keep you from bending over to retrieve them. Keep baking appliances and utensils together to create a handy baking center.

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      Stainless Steel Stowaway

      Keep your microwave out of the way, yet still accessible, with this handy roll-down appliance garage. You can easily find a kit online to install an appliance garage.

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      Inconspicuous Storage

      Carve out a corner niche for small-appliance storage. Doorless, this secret space allows items to be easily accessible but unobtrusive.

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      Hideaway Hutch

      Designed for a baker, this freestanding storage unit stores a stand mixer in close proximity to utensils, ingredients, and a cool stone work surface. An electrical panel occupies the left-hand recess.

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      Affordable Kitchen Storage Ideas

      You don't have to shell out the big bucks to get a beautifully organized kitchen. These affordable storage solutions let you keep your cash while making your own kitchen storage-rich.
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