Keeping things organized in a small apartment kitchen is a real life challenge. We often end up with needing even more space for storage. Is it possible? Totally! In fact with well planned storage, your kitchen can be as tidy and resourceful as in a big house. Take a peek on the following ideas for insides.
Read also: Small Kitchen Appliance Storage Ideas
1. Shelves Inside the Shelf
This is an important and must do idea. Shelf is often left vacant on the upper part. It is hard to pile various things without them crumbling later. The solution is this added shelf. You need rows inside each shelf so you can use it at best.
2. Drying Rack Above the Sink
Why do you have to use the conventional drying rack when you can add it above the sink? It makes an effective one while it allows you to have more surface in the kitchen for you to work on.
3. Behind Cabinet Door Rack
This idea is just brilliant because it fills the empty space in the right way. For rack, you can use old cooling bars or other similar items. It allows you to keep even more things in the cabinet without creating unsteady pile.
4. Appliances on Hiding
There is always an empty space above your appliances you never use for being awkward. For this, create a riser. It helps you to create new shelves or cabinet, and keep away several stuffs from the kitchen surface you need for cooking.
5. How to Store the Lids
Storing the lids is nightmare. The shapes are too awkward, and it leaves more spaces in the cabinet. To solve this, you can use extra curtain rods, and attach it on the side of cabinet, behind the cabinet door, or on a vacant wall. Put those lids there.
6. More Floating Shelves
Every kitchen deserves several floating shelves. It frees some space in the cabinet for other things while it helps in keeping the kitchen tidy. The best thing of it is it allows you to decorate the kitchen too.
7. Cutlery Storage
Your cutleries often create problems in the kitchen. There are so many of them, and storing them needs a little creativity. Try small baskets or containers, and set them up in a drawer. Now you can even organize them based on categories.
8. Create Displays
If you have many good looking table wares, you should consider displaying it. Add floating shelves above your sink area, and display your wine glasses, pretty plates, and other fashionable items on it. It frees some space in the cabinet while it upgrades your kitchen look.
9. Spice Rack on Fridge
You will need magnet to do this, but it isn’t a problem at all to get magnets. Attach the magnet on your spice bottle lid, and attach these bottles on the fridge. It equals easy spice access, tidy kitchen, and attractive looking fridge.
10. More on the Island
Your kitchen island is big enough to use as storage as well. To make sure you can use the most of the space, add some drawers and shelves so you can store more things in it. That way, you boost up your productivity and free up some more space.
11. Rods and Bars under the Sink
You know the cabinet under your sink? It has more than enough space for your cleaning supplies. Simply add curtain rods and towel bars on it to hang several of the supplies. It allows you to fill in the awkward space and free up some space on your kitchen cabinet.
12. Space Above the Window
This space is often forgotten. While it is there, you can add a floating shelf right above it and tuck away several stuffs that don’t fit in the cabinet. While it is practical, it actually adds décor and life in the kitchen.
13. Fill the Corner Cabinet
The corner cabinet makes a fitting space to keep your pots and pans. To make sure you can use the entire space effectively, you can add hooks on it. It helps you hang those pans, and put those pots in the best way.
14. Dinnerware in Drawers
It is always risky to store your dinnerware in pile, while it is the only way to use all the space in cabinet. So, what to do? Modify your cabinet to drawers like in the picture. It allows you to store more without piling it.
15. Wire Basket
Wire basket can be attached almost everywhere, your cabinet sides, vacant wall, back of the door cabinet, and so many other places. Attach one or two in an area and tuck away things from your kitchen surface.
16. The Must Have: Pull Out Pantry
You may not have enough space in the apartment for a pantry, but you can make one by adding this on your kitchen cabinet. It keeps the dry goods, cooking essentials, and spices tucked away while it is easy for you to grab them as well.
17. Side of the Cabinet
If you still need more space for storage, the side of the cabinet can serve just well. You only need to add curtain rods or hooks on it, and you can hang several cooking essentials on it. While it allows you to grab it fast, it keeps the kitchen tidy.
18. Vertical Wine Storage
Instead of using bigger space for a wine rack in your tiny kitchen, try this storage instead. It keeps all the wine safely while it also displays it nicely. It allows you to have modern and fashionable storage as well.
19. Hang Aside
If you have several pots and pans that you often use, you don’t need to keep it in the cabinet. Use the space for other things. Instead, add a towel bar on the side of your kitchen cabinet and hang them there. Easy to reach, not blocking your view, and tidy.
20. You Need Slots for Cutting Board
Especially when you have several of them on various sizes, having its own slots to keep it as seen in picture will help a lot. They just fit well without creating vacant awkward spaces in the shelves, and it is easier for you to keep and reach it.