Plan for Better Kitchen Storage

Maximize kitchen storage space in cabinets, drawers, and more with by taking a cue from this storage-packed kitchen.

Whether you're designing a new kitchen or modifying your existing one, take a cue from this kitchen and optimize your space for storage. If you're remodeling, consider how you can change the layout to add more storage cabinets. In this kitchen, the narrow peninsula was replaced by one twice the size. This provided room for double-sided cabinets, a cooktop on one side and casual dining on the other. Use adjustable drawer inserts and pull-out shelves to optimize cabinet storage. Purchase cabinets with custom organizers. For existing cabinets, check out your local home improvement store or cabinet showroom for add-on options. Conceal your trash and recycling inside a lower cabinet. In this kitchen, the bins are in essentially located cabinet for easy access from all points in the space. Store items close to where they'll be used. A shallow drawer under the wall oven keeps baking sheets close at hand. Cooking essentials are stored in the adjacent pantry. Tap into wasted space for even more storage. An upper cabinet that extends the depth of the refrigerator adds concealed storage and creates a built-in look. Drawers next to the door are perfect for items you need to grab on your way out. This design extends drawers all the way to the countertop adding extra storage to an underused corner. Plan for storage and make the most of the space in your kitchen and you'll have a kitchen that's organized and ready for anything.