From towel bars to medicine cabinets repurposed as spice cabinets to recessed soap niches, here are more than a dozen ideas for tidying up the kitchen.
Above: A medicine cabinet over the kitchen sink provides storage for dish soap, sponges, and sink accessories in a renovated German farmhouse. Photograph by Benjamin Antony Monn for the New York Times.
Above: A bathroom mirror in a cheery kitchen discovered on Little Green Shed.
Above: Martha Stewart uses a wall-mounted vintage soap dish to store kitchen brushes (see more at 15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for the Kitchen).
Above: A soap niche in a tiled backsplash provides a handy storage spot. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
Above: A bath towel bar as kitchen tea towel storage in the kitchen of Alyson Fox; via Camille Styles.
Above: A mirrored cabinet in Alistair Hendy’s kitchen (see more at Revolution Road: A Groundbreaking Kitchen in London). Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
Above: A niche provides storage for cookbooks and odds and ends; via Muuto.
Above: A wall-mounted schoolroom soap holder in the Flanders, New York, kitchen of Dean Isidro (see more at Vote for the Best Kitchen in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards/Amateur Category). For sourcing ideas, go to Design Sleuth: Pro Ven Di Revolving Soap Holder.
Above: In a kitchen in Visby, Sweden, by Leva Husfabrik, towel bars double as drawer pulls (see more at Design Sleuth: Towel Bars as Drawer Pulls).
Above: Kristan Cunningham and Scott Jarrell, owners of Los Angeles design firm Hammer and Spear, added a bathroom-like mirror to their kitchen to make it feel roomier. Photograph by Jessica Sample for Lonny.
Above: In a Shaker-inspired kitchen in London by DeVol, a pulley-system drying rack (often used in English bathrooms and laundry rooms) provides an over-the-range venue for tea towels and kitchen accessories. See more at A Shaker-Inspired Kitchen in London and Object Lessons: The Sheila Maid Clothes Airer.
Above: Chinese apothecary drawers in a rustic kitchen.