Friday, March 17, 2017

Ideas for storage in small kitchens

Store Cutting Boards in a Basket

This pro suggestion comes from the inimitable Ina Garten: When she updated her East Hampton nation kitchen (our 2009 Kitchen of the Year), she used a wicker basket to corral all her cutting boards.

Countertops ideas - Homedepot

Store With an Old Door

You do not need the anxiety of installing a pegboard to have a place to hang your favorite kitchen supplies: A slatted wooden door is the perfect spot.

Install a Pull-Out Cutting Board

In a Houston kitchen a pullout cutting board has a hole, making it easy to brush the garbage directly into the trash bin just below.

Get Creative With Cabinets

Inspired by a classic printer's desk, Monica Bhargava had the cupboards in her California kitchen made to look like drawers.

Fill Up Handy Bins

Litter an open-shelving mess with a tidy grid of woven cartons. In this Los Angeles kitchen, paper tags keep each baskets' contents arranged.

Zone Off a Small Space

From the living space with folding doors, the kitchen is camouflaged in designer Bill Brockschmidt's 640-square foot apartment. "We can also close off the dining room from the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking," Brockschmidt says.

Hang Mugs From Hooks

Designer Kim Lewis replicated a potting bench set-up for a pint-size kitchen. The copper-conduit shelving holds hooks for cookware and coffee cups, keeping the countertop free for real cooking.

Kitchen ideas from Pinterest

Contain Everything

Don't ignore the power of a great container system. This blogger keep everything in the container that is appropriate — to metal tins for supplies from clear plastic for her flours and pastas.

Add a Crockery Drawer

"Crockery drawers mean you're not on your toes, striving to reach a pile of heavy china," Julie Stevenson says of her slick, streamlined kitchen designed by Alexander Adducci in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The drawers are outfitted with movable pegs so that it is easy to adapt various size dishes.



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