Make a mountain out of a molehill!
You don't have to resort to expensive products to create extra storage room. Make the most of otherwise unused space with these handy diy tips to make your own space saving gadgets.
Check out this page for all the tutorials and instructions for the below DIY Kitchen Storage Ideas.
1) Replace Drawer with Paper Towel Holder
A better use for the faux drawers under the kitchen sink ,is to remove the drawer and replace with a paper towel roll holder for a convenient location.
2) Use Glossed Pot Holders as Cutlery Holders
Colorful flowerpots are an ideal way to add pops of color into your storage solution.
Tie a labeled price tag onto each pot for an easy way to show where knives and forks belong.(No excuses for the person on dish duty)
3) Paint a Measurement Conversion Chart on Cupboard Doors
Painted the inside of a cupboard door with blackboard paint and use chalk to write a measurement conversion chart on one door, and ingredient substitutions on the other door.
Measurement cups can be hung underneath for easy reference.
4) Set up a Mini Recycling Center in a Cupboard
Build a home recycling center sorting your bottles from your cans simply with just a couple of bins set into a deep drawer.
5) Upcycle Towel Rails for Pot Lids
Get some towel racks with a depth of at least 2 inches, depending on the lids you're working with and screw onto the backs of cupboard doors for a handy lid storage solution.
6) Use Canisters for Utensil Drawer
If your drawers are overflowing with cooking gadgets :empty the contents and make your own DIY custom kitchen utensil drawer organizer from a clunky container set in some wood. This frees up counter space and keeps items from getting all tangled up.
7) Screw Canister Lids to Bottom of Cupboards
For an instant jar tidy, screw the lids of canisters directly to the bottom of shelf above, then screw the jar to the lid .
Now they are attached and hanging out of the way and the space looks beautiful.
8) Rolling Cabinet
A cabinet on casters means it can be moved around accordingly.
Handy if there's no room for a kitchen island as it can easily be moved into the space when needed for meal preparation.
8) Pull-out Vertical Drawer.
Pull out shelving systems are great space savers for small kitchens.
It makes for a well organized spice drawer.
9) Corner Drawers
Keep your kitchen items from getting lost in the dark, black hole in every other type of corner cupboard with corner space saving drawers.
No more rearranging the entire cupboard for that hard to reach the pot that always hides behind the other ones!
Remember to check the link provided for more ideas.
11) Hanging Metal Bins
Metal storage bins are an effective and cheap organization solution. Just nail or screw them to the wall and label so that you know what should go inside.
You can use these to keep biscuits and other foods separated.
11) Appliance Garage
Unusable kitchen-counter corners are the perfect location for an appliance garage.
Make sure to include an electrical outlet at the back of the cabinet for convenience.
Place all your odd shaped gadgets in here.
13) Underseat Storage
Hideaway storage can be fun to use and make, and can play an important part in protecting items in your home. Seldom used items are hidden from view within deep pullout drawers, freeing up precious real estate in the kitchen's main work area.
14) Re-purposed Doors for Utensils
Refashion a shutter and some brackets into a one-of-a-kind shelf for your utensils.
Adding a magnet strip is a useful way to store your knives.
15) Painted Peg Board with S Hooks
Peg boards can be purchased in your local hardware store or online.
Paint and mount a pegboard on the wall in a pantry or laundry room and store small pots and utensils on it.
16) Walk in Pantry
Spacious Walk-In Pantry keeps food items on hand and in tip-top shape with an organized kitchen pantry.
Walk-in pantry designs allow easy access and storage of nonperishable foods, wine, small appliances, and tableware.
16) Glass Jar Storage
Glass jars are a very concise and pretty way to store items such as cereal and pastas.
They can be purchased cheaply or even upcycled from other jars you've had from previous products such as coffee or sweets.
18) Recycled Kitchen Organizer
Pop a mason jar in a block of wood propped up by two other lengths of wood for storage of cutlery and store napkins underneath.
19) Kitchen Drawer Organizer
Compartmentalize everything and put it in it's place.
No more rattling around trying to find the bottle opener!
Make your own inexpensive kitchen drawer organizers from little strips of wood and a hot glue gun.
19) Wooden Shelves
Open shelving is a very contemporary way to organize the kitchen.
Display your finest crockery and china on long beams of wood.
With open shelves the kitchen feels more open and airy and items are easier to find.
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Kathy H on October 27, 2019:
Love your ideas...there’s just one I don’t care for much. The open shelving...open shelving is lovely, but in a kitchen, especially one with limited wall space, isn’t too practical. Not just because of limited wall space, but because in a kitchen with cooking, smoke and grease, open shelving AND everything on it gets dusty, dirty, and grimy, or you have to clean it daily. If you have a whole bunch of other stuff to do, then cleaning items on an open shelf daily just because they aren’t protected by a cabinet and/or doors is a terrible burden on busy families. I’d rather wash things once, put them away, and pull them out clean to use them...and not have to wash them before I use them because they were on a shelf.
That’s not to say a free standing cabinet, maybe a shabby chic one, or antique, or even extra cabinets that contrast color wise on the extra wall space previously used for open shelves, might be a great idea, giving style and practicality to your kitchen.
ezzly (author) on May 05, 2015:
Thanks so much Sylvia
Sylvia Leong from North Vancouver, Canada on May 05, 2015:
Wow! You have some fantastic ideas here. This hub is like a catch-all for the best kitchen storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.
ezzly (author) on March 13, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Lucille, totally agree I hate a dirty kitchen
lucille12 on March 12, 2015:
Besides the hygiene needs to keep your kitchen clean, additionally, there are the practical and aesthetic wants to have an organized kitchen.
ezzly (author) on March 05, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Au fait :)
C E Clark from North Texas on March 02, 2015:
Who ever has enough space for storage or anything else in their kitchen? Good ideas here for people who need some help to think about.
ezzly (author) on February 14, 2015:
Thanks so much Deborah Diane :)
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on February 13, 2015:
What wonderful storage ideas a kitchen! I love them. Voted Up!
ezzly (author) on February 06, 2015:
Thanks for visiting peach purple, ha ha know what you mean, and for some reason there's always loads of crumbs in mine !
peachy from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2015:
i love the kitchen drawer organizer the best, my fork and spoon are always scatter around
ezzly (author) on January 15, 2015:
It's a great way to save space :) thanks for visiting Megan !
Meggan Dunn from Winnie, TX on January 15, 2015:
Love the paper towel idea, I wouldn't have thought of that