Not everyone can afford to create a designer kitchen with brand new storage, so using your DIY skills is something that everyone can try in order to make their kitchen practical for them. If you have spare space in your kitchen but don’t know how to utilize it, here are some simple DIY storage ideas for you.
For top cabinets which are placed high up in the kitchen, placing a plate rack beneath is a great way of displaying beautiful plates and also saving space in other kitchen cabinets. It is also a very creative storage idea which is easy to construct yourself with dish rack rails and dowels. One of the greatest things about this style of storage is that you can make a bespoke design to fit your own crockery.
A cabinet that is stuffed with miscellaneous herbs and spices can be very difficult to organize. With sturdy plywood you can either create a spice rack to be hung on the wall in a vacant spot or you can create your own “back of door” racks which sit just inside the cabinets and keep your spices and herbs on clear display.
Under Cabinet Shelves
Placing drawers and shelves that are made to measure beneath any existing top cabinets is a great way of filling up any empty space. It’s a great way of utilizing unused space but also displaying ingredients such as jars of pasta, rice, oats, flour, dried fruits etc if you are keen on bakery or cooking. This type of storage can give your kitchen a beautiful country style as well as enhancing the practical side of the kitchen space.
Old fashioned country kitchens will boast huge pot racks above their islands, but if you don’t have the ceiling space for one of them you can install a pot rack that hangs over a range cooker or in front of the kitchen window. By using a simple curtain rail and small hooks, you can get easy access to all of your cooking essentials for a much more efficient cooking space.
Panel Cookware Organizer
Remove the existing shelves from your kitchen cabinets and revamp the inside of the cupboard to create more effective storage space. By adding a plywood panel at one side of the cupboard, you can place baking trays and other large slim items such as chopping boards at one end of the cabinet. You can then cut down the existing shelf to fit the remaining space and place appliances and pots back inside.
When you have a small kitchen, maximizing storage is a good way of making sure that you can keep everything in an easy-to-reach place. If you still have space left over at the end of your kitchen makeover, then you can install shelving in the style of your kitchen to keep appliances and other cookware on display. This is great for not only keeping items safe, but also great for making the most of your space as well as giving the room a real homely feel.