- Install Upper Cabinets
Extending your cabinets to the ceiling not only creates extra storage space in your kitchen but also creates a bold, streamlined look.
Although it makes the kitchen appear larger and more functional than before, there are a few things you need to consider. For instance, trying to cut cabinets around a beam gives it an inauthentic and forced look. In addition, your kitchen cabinets can start to look bulky and overwhelming if the ceiling is too high.
- Pull-Out Cabinet Shelf
Installing a pullout shelf in your base cabinet can help create extra space from existing storage. The shelf needs to be designed as a shallow drawer that can glide outwards to give access to items stored in the back. If you consider building one or two shelves, you can save money by going to a lumberyard or a home center that sells a half or a quarter sheet of plywood.
- Build a Sideboard
A sideboard creates a lot of storage space in a relatively small footprint. It can accommodate all your dishware, table linens, and serving pieces, making it a handy addition to your kitchen’s storage needs. It is possible to enhance a stock kitchen base cabinet with knobs, furniture feet, and molding to produce a handcrafted piece that will turn heads for years to come.
- Flip-Down Paper Tray
This cabinet storage organizer provides an ideal space for pens and paper. The face of the cabinet frame when closed often hides it. This type of tray is held in place by hinges and magnets under an upper cabinet. First, you need to screw the hinges and then clamp the tray under the upper cabinet before screwing the hinges to the cabinet. A flip-down paper tray keeps your schedule within easy reach.
- Under-Cabinet Wine Rack
There is a lot of space under many upper kitchen cabinets that go to waste. One of the most creative and decorative ways you can utilize this space is by installing an under-cabinet wine rack. It creates additional cabinet storage for your favorite vintages. There are several unique designs to go for when choosing the best under-cabinet wine rack for your kitchen. The beauty about it is that they do not require a lot of space and are easy to install.
- Cabinet Drawer Organizer
Deep drawers make it difficult to organize items in the kitchen because they are stocked with a jumbled pile of interlocking utensils. To make things easier for you to find when needed, consider adding a slider tray that divides into two shallower spaces. This simple drawer rests on shelf supports and divides an existing cabinet into sections for better organization in the kitchen.
- Under-Sink Storage Bins
The space under your kitchen sink is probably overcrowded with a jumble of plastic bags, cleaning supplies, and sponges. One of the best ways to keep these items organized is to store them on the door of your sink cabinet. Use a utility knife to cut a plastic storage tub in half and screw it to the inside of your under-sink cabinet door. You need to position it in a way that you can shut the cabinet door with all your supplies in the bin.
- Cookware Organizer
Kitchen base cabinets often lack a vertical storage space where you can store big flat cookware like pizza pans and cookie sheets. The best way to create additional kitchen cabinets is to remove the lower shelf. Then cut a vertical panel of plywood and fasten it at the top with a strip of wood and the bottom with furniture braces. Next, you need to drill holes for the adjusting pins before trimming the shelf to length.
Additional cabinets need to blend perfectly with your overall kitchen design to accent the old with the new. The ultimate goal is to create extra storage from existing cabinets or unused spaces. Adding extra storage space and blending them with existing pieces not only makes your kitchen more functional but also prevents it from looking like a bad experiment.