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10 KITCHEN STORAGE IDEAS YOU’LL WISH YOU KNEW EARLIER

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a kitchen where every gadget, appliance, and utensil has a dedicated—and convenient—home?  We’re talking hidden drawers, cool compartments, and custom cabinets galore. Here are our all-time favourites, bookmarked (and never forgotten)….

ONE: A Pull-Out Cutting Board Above The Bin

No need to find a storage spot for this cutting board—it slides right back into the counter. Plus, as a bonus, it’s situated right above a pull-out bin, so you can simply scoot any waist easily away. There’s even a spot behind the bin where you can store spare bags. Now that’s a thoughtful design!

TWO: Cool, Convenient Compartments For Spices

If counter clutter irks you, chances are you want to tuck spices, oils, and other cooking supplies away in a cupboard. However, these items get used so frequently, so it’s a pain to have to dig them out regularly. The solution? These awesome hidden compartments behind the counter, which blend in perfectly with the backsplash. Now you see ’em, now you don’t.

THREE: A Cabinet For Awkward-Shaped Utensils

This cool slide-out cabinet takes the place of that skinny cabinet beside the oven and features several containers to hold cooking spoons, spatulas, whisks, and other awkward cooking implements that don’t lend themselves to flat storage.

FOUR: Hidden Compartments In Unused Areas

Instead of putting your dirty sponges on display for the whole world to see, you can tuck them away in this sneaky compartment. The pull-down panel is equipped with plastic tubs that are ideal for stashing cleaning supplies like sponges, scrub brushes, and more, and it will help keep your counters clutter-free.

FIVE: Under-Cabinet Cutting Board Storage Shelves

Here’s a storage solution you can achieve without renovating your entire kitchen! This under-cabinet rack lets you keep cutting boards within reach but still out of the way. The organiser even has two bars where you can hang kitchen towels to dry your hands while cooking.

SIX: A Special Drawer Just For Pot Lids

We know that you are not supposed to stack your pots and pans, but most people do. However, the one issue is that there’s no good way to store their lids. Enter, the lid drawer. This ingenious shallow drawer is the perfect spot to stash all sorts of pot and pan lids for easy access.

SEVEN: Extra Prep Space On Your Island

It looks like merely another drawer, but it’s really a pull-out island extension. Simply genius! This extendable counter is mounted on wheels, allowing you to simply drag out when you need more counter space. 

EIGHT: Under-The-Sink Drawer

Most homes have a cabinet under the sink. But instead of wrestling to get bottles of cleaning solution out from behind the sink’s pipes, you could just slide the whole drawer out to access whatever it is you need. 

NINE: 9. Home For Unwieldy Baking Trays

If you have an impressive collection of baking gear, this custom drawer is the perfect place to store pans, trays, and racks of all shapes and sizes. It takes up the whole depth of the counter, so you can even fit large cutting boards and baking sheets into its built-in slots. Just like that, you’ll never have to struggle with unwieldy stacks of baking trays to find the one you need.

TEN: “Toekick” Drawers For Pans And Platters

These drawers are hidden in a typically wasted space: The baseboard under your kitchen counters, and their slim design is ideal for storing baking sheets, platters, and other thin items. Plus, the best part is that they’re push-activated, so you can open them with your feet!