Ideas for storage in small kitchens05 Feb 2017
Try a Pull Out Pantry
In designer Stephanie Stokes's 48-square-foot New York City kitchen, the "pantry" for dry goods consists of two cabinets that slide out over the countertop in order that everything is simple to locate.
Hang Mugs From Hooks
Designer Kim Lewis copied a potting bench set-up for a pint-size kitchen. The copper-conduit shelving holds hooks for coffee cups and cookware, keeping the countertop free for real cooking.
Go Vertical With a Ladder
Don't limit storage to places within arms' reach. Designer Katie Ridder selected for a sliding ladder to reach ceiling-height cabinets, which are ideal for that bread maker you never use.
Store With an Old Door
You don't want the pressure of installing a pegboard to have a place to hang your favourite kitchen supplies: A slatted wooden door is the perfect area.
Create a Cleaning Corner
Keeping your kitchen clean is more straightforward in case your favorite sprays and equipment are always on-hand, like in this DIY conduit solution.
Zone Off a Small Space
In designer Bill Brockschmidt's 640-square-foot apartment, the kitchen is camouflaged from the living space with folding doors. "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.
Install a Pull-Out Cutting Board
In a Houston kitchen designed by Michele Allman, a pull-out cutting board has a hole, making it simple to brush the scraps direct into the trash bin just below.
Hide Clutter Behind Closed Doors
Behind closed doors, which open to reveal an expansive pantry, all the turmoil of the kitchen is hidden in a Chicago kitchen designed by Mick De Giulio. Pull-out willow baskets carry vegetables and fruit.