Storage-Packed Cabinets and Drawers
Every room in the house could use a little extra storage. Install these storage-packed shelves, drawers, and cabinets to make the most of your kitchen storage.
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A deep drawer pulls out from a seating area to reveal art and craft supplies. These items are perfect to keep kids busy until dinner is ready.
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Wine is easily accessible in cubbies added to the end of an island. Below, a pullout shelf gives access to the most used dishes and platters.
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Kick It Up
Make use of unused space under cabinets with a toe-kick drawer. These shallow drawers are perfect for tablecloths, runners, and napkins. Sort by color or season to reduce search time.
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When remodeling your kitchen, customize drawers to fit your needs. In this kitchen, special drawers are just deep enough to hold a wine bottle. These drawers store several bottles of wine on their sides.
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Entertain with Ease
Outfit a stand-alone dresser for entertaining. Keep bottles for simple drinks on display and hide everything else below. Store ice buckets, napkins, and glassware close by.
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Easy to Find
A home's junk drawer doesn't have to be a mess. Simple dividers section this drawer and keep everything organized. Use small dishes for loose items like change, keys, and paper clips.
Organize Your Junk Drawer
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Outfit a narrow pullout cabinet with wood dowels or window treatment hardware. Drape table linens and dish cloths over the dowels for wrinkle-free storage.
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Loaves and Loaves
Get bread off the counter and within easy reach with a special drawer. The acrylic lid keeps bread fresh and easy to find.
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Keep your kitchen knives handy and safe with built-in storage. A knife rack inside of a drawer gives each knife a place and prevents knives from sliding around.
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Ready When Needed
A stand-alone cabinet holds everything a guest would need -- and keeps it all within sight behind glass doors. Pretty jars and color-coordinated boxes are perfect for storing soaps, salts, and other grooming essentials. Keep less pretty items hidden behind the closed doors below.
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Close to the Cooktop
In the past, bottom-of-the-range storage consisted of a single oven drawer stuffed to the brim. But these below-cooktop compartments allow ample room beneath the burners for pots, pans, and matching lids. What's even better is that they keep pots and pans close to where they're used most.
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Beneath the Seat
Keep table linens at the ready with shallow drawers under a banquette seat. Pullout drawers are easier to access than flipping up the seat, upsetting cushions, pillows, and even diners.
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Tight spaces don't come with a lot of swing room, so install narrow pullout cabinets or units with hinged doors. Tall locker-style drawers are great for separating each family member's belongings. The system features a perforated metal panel that can hold items on both sides.
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Out of Sight
Hide trash and recycling receptacles inside a deep cabinet. Retrofit cabinets with a simple pullout system to accommodate multiple bins.
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Furniture that performs multiple functions is the key to smart storage solutions. This cabinet has simple shelf storage as well as drawers, maximizing the items that can be stored here.
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Corral and Carry On
Limit overhead lifting in your kitchen by storing dishes in low drawers near a sink or dishwasher. Metal racks corral plates and bowls and can easily be lifted out and carried where they are needed.
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Gather linens into groups with large metal clips and stagger so each set is visible. Use small bowls or plates to separate napkin rings and other dining accessories.
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Corner More Storage
Corner cabinets can be awkward and hard to utilize. A trio of pullout drawers creates usable space that may otherwise be wasted.
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Pantry organization is key to knowing what you have and finding what you need. Organize goods by shelf -- dry goods in clear containers, canned goods and baskets for loose items.
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Transfer spices into matching tins to keep your collection organized. See what you have at a glance and never have three jars of cumin again.
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Put a pantry at eye-level with pullout drawers to make mealtime easy. Pullout shelves help to see items at the back of the pantry, so nothing ever gets lost.
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Room to Serve
Spatulas and spoons are easy to find with drawer separators. When every utensil has a place, your drawer will be organized and will close every time.
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Add a drawer to your island for storing cooking oils, spices, and more. Since this drawer is double-sided, there is no digging to find what you're looking for: Everything is in plain sight.