Make your kitchen even more stylish and functional by storing dishes where you can see and access them easily. These out-of-the-box ideas will help you get started.
Open storage ensures an easy reach for often-used items. Reserve lower shelves for items used daily, such as plates and bowls, and upper shelves for larger serving pieces. Corral small items like napkins and table linens in small baskets to keep shelves clutter-free.
Hutchlike dowels offer a straightforward way to show off dish collections. Incorporate them into a kitchen island for unexpected storage on display. Switch out dishware as the seasons or your decorating tastes change throughout the year. Create a pleasing backdrop for pretty dishware by updating island shelving with a fresh coat of stain or paint.
Deep pullout drawers ensure the right serving pieces, linens, and flatware are always within reach. This drawer includes a modified pegboard approach that uses oversize pegs to keep dishes from sliding and chipping.
Hang measuring cups and spoons within a cabinet door to keep them at arm's length. Paint the interior with chalkboard paint and outline each utensil to ensure nothing ever goes missing.
If you're storing your family's precious silver, consider a nested approach. Here, a drawer outfitted with a divided pullout tray protects the silverware from scratches, and when the drawer is open, it's easy to admire the delicate artisanship of each piece.
Pullout drawers give easy access to stacks of plates and bowls in deep cabinets. They also make it a breeze to put away clean dishes and save your back by eliminating the need to lift a stack of dishes into an upper cabinet.
Avoid the scuffle with this easy cookware-lid solution. Line base cabinet drawers with pegboard, then insert wooden dowels to keep lids upright and at the ready.
Out of cabinet space for large serving pieces? Look up. This simple shelf solves the dilemma of storing odd-shape items, such as gravy boats and pitchers, while also displaying dishware that's just too pretty to tuck away.