15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for the Kitchen by

Issue 71 · The Modern Kitchen · May 6, 2013

15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for the Kitchen

Issue 71 · The Modern Kitchen · May 6, 2013

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.

wall of pots

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.

Cutting Board Storage Undercounter Remodelista

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.

Expandable Utensil Tray

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

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

Pull Out Cutting Board Remodelista

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.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.