ISSUE 71  |  The Modern Kitchen

15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for the Kitchen

May 06, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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If you’ve perused Pinterest lately in search of kitchen storage ideas, you know there are thousands of space-saving tricks floating around. Here’s a roundup of our current favorites (we’re filing them away for any future kitchen remodels).

Above: A wall-mounted dish rack frees up countertop space; image via Fab. See 5 Favorites: Space-Saving Dish Racks.

Above: Wall-mounted soap holder as brush holder, a genius idea from Martha Stewart.

Above: No need to stow away a collection of pots—create an artful tableau using simple wall hooks; image of Adrienne Antonson’s house via Design Sponge.

Above: A folding step ladder stowed in a below-cabinet drawer, another Martha Stewart innovation.

Above: Kitchen design company Viola Park integrates a knife block into a stainless steel backsplash. The wood knife block holds 12 knives and is available in walnut, rift-cut white oak, and bamboo; $125. Also see 5 Quick Fixes: Knife Storage.

Above L: A tiny Swedish kitchen via Bolaget features a pull-out cutting board. Above R: Fully extended with legs, the board functions as a two-seater table, via Bolaget.

Above: An attractive dustpan displayed in easy reach encourages clean up; see Domestic Science: Vipp Dustpan and Brush.

Above: A drawer outfitted for upright flatware storage; see more at Drawer Divider Roundup.

Above: A pull-out knife block, via Shelterness.

Above: For space-challenged kitchens, Rev-A-Shelf’s Door Mount Cutting Boards are worth considering.

Above: A kitchen drawer slot used as a paper towel holder, via Southern Living Magazine.

Above: Natural Rubberwood Expandable Utensil Tray; $34.99 at Chefs Catalog.

Above: Tension rods as cabinet dividers, via Martha Stewart.

Above: I once lived in a rental with a similar pull-out cutting board (why didn’t I integrate it into my own kitchen remodel?); photo via DIY Network.

Above: Dog bowl drawer, via BHG.

For more inspiration, have a look at all of the Kitchen posts in our archive, including Design Lessons from Julianne Moore.