When you've lived in the same house or apartment for some time, you may discover you no longer have a convenient place for all of your belongings. Thankfully, installing new cabinets or shelving can provide additional storage capacity. Below are some creative ideas for your kitchen.
3 Clever Storage Options for Your Home
1. An Island Library
Kitchen islands are functional. They provide additional areas for food preparation and — with the addition of a stool or two — can double as a place to eat breakfast or finish homework. Even better, they offer enhanced storage opportunities.
While many space-savvy homeowners opt for cabinets underneath the island countertop, you can take it a step further by installing shelves on either side. This shelving can conveniently store cookbooks, which are often too large for traditional bookshelves. Additionally, an island library keeps them close at hand, so you can quickly grab one and check your recipe and ingredients list.
2. Walk-In Pantry
Kitchen cabinets are not ideal for storing foodstuffs you need to access frequently. Above-the-counter shelves are often too high to reach without a stool, while under-the-counter shelves require squatting, kneeling, and even a flashlight to find what you need.
A walk-in pantry provides easy access and visibility. It makes organization a breeze. If you don’t have room for a full pantry, maximize vertical space with a tall, narrow cabinet. You can add a rack to the inside of the door to store spices, condiments, and other small items.
3. Pegboard Backsplash
Many people associate pegboards with elementary schools and garage workshops, but they can also provide exceptional storage for your kitchen.
Use S-hooks clipped into the holes to hang pots, pans, containers, and oversized utensils like spatulas and tongs. You can even trace an outline of the object onto the back of the board in chalk or washable marker so your family will know where each item belongs.
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