5 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas Guaranteed to Maximize Organization

Need more room in your kitchen? Whether you're working with limited square footage, your family of four could overrun even a commercial-sized kitchen, or you just love to entertain and need room to house your collections of dinnerware, these smart kitchen storage ideas will help you make the most of your space.

Deep drawers.

Eliminate the game of Jenga that is trying to fit pots and pans into your cabinets by choosing deep drawers for lower-level cabinetry instead. That way, you'll be able to slide out your storage to find exactly what you're looking for.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

An appliance garage.

An appliance garage features a door that slides up and into the cabinet instead of opening outwards, which allows you to make use of areas where a traditional door would be cumbersome.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

A pet-feeding station.

Get your pet bowls off the floor permanently (and use what otherwise would have been wasted space) by creating a pet-feeding station under your kitchen island.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

Pull-out pantry shelving.

Pull-out pantry shelving maximizes the space in closet-style storage, since it allows you to easily access items on the entire shelf (even all the way in the back). It also allows you to add more shelves to the pantry since you'll be able to stack them closer together (because you won't need to account for the extra height needed to stick your arm back into the cupboard to reach what you're looking for.

kitchen storage ideas
kitchen storage ideas

Built-in Drawer Organizers.

If you're designing a kitchen from scratch or replacing your kitchen cabinetry, look for a manufacturer that offers built-in drawer organizers (LEICHT is one of our favorites).  You can choose from designs to house everything from dish ware and wine glasses, to utensils and cookware.