No matter how big your kitchen is, you will never get enough storage. Especially if yours is limited, then every inch of counter space is invaluable. In a smaller kitchen, cabinets and drawers can stress you out because they make your space feel more cramped. Dishware, utensil, spices, groceries, and other kitchen stuff can be messy and mixed up, taking up all the space.
Don’t arrange your stuff only in areas within arms’ reach. Be smart! You only need to produce extra storage in your kitchen to get the most out of your space.
It won’t be difficult. You can do it yourself with simple ideas and tricks (including many samples). Discover these 10 DIY kitchen projects, for example, that might help you double your kitchen’s square footage. If you have extra time on your hand, don’t hesitate to check the reference area or the following video.
10 DIY Kitchen Projects that Produce Extra Storage Video:
10. A Window Shutter Organizer Idea
This idea is the best definition of going vertical. When you do not use your old wooden window shutters any longer, please don’t throw them in the bin because they might be useful. For instance, Turn them into a new kitchen organizer.
- First, paint the shutter to give it a fresh look.
- Next, attach it to the wall, screw hooks in, and add baskets and magnetic bars.
- Then, you are ready to hang your towels, knives, oven mitts, spatula, etc.
This organizer makes your kitchen stuff easily accessible when you need to grab it.
9. Hanging Pot Rack
Save storage space and keep your pots out of the way by hanging them over your kitchen island. Why spend money on a rack when you can make your unique hanger from an old ladder or window? You can have them for free.
The simple construction and components won’t take your afternoon. Its primary materials are leftover window frames, ladders, S hooks, and chains. To hang the pots onto the window frame, use S hooks. You can also find the chains from the hardware store to suspend the window frame. Then screw eye hooks into the window and ceiling.
8. A Coffee Cup Holder Idea
No more space in the cabinets or drawers for your coffee cups? Don’t worry. This DIY coffee cup holder can store it vertically on the wall. The primary materials are wood pallets and hooks.
- To start, decide on the pallet that looks best and most stable.
- Mark the areas you want to cut using a pencil and cut it using a saw.
- Then sand the mini pallet until it is smooth.
- Then put the hooks onto the pallet by drilling them in. Be sure you use strong and durable hooks.
- For the last touch, embellish the wider top board by painting the word COFFEE or SIMPHOME.
7. Hang A Pegboard
If you have run out of storage in your kitchen, think again because you probably haven’t touched the unexplored space available in your kitchen area, your wall!
Your wall can hold almost anything. Hang everything you possibly can think of. Hanging things frees up cabinet and counter space, especially when you don’t have a ton of cabinets or drawers.
A pegboard is all you need, and a minor woodworking job. The solution is cheaper than buying or building custom shelves or cabinets, and you can install them into the wall in minutes. It is a versatile, durable, and flexible storage idea that can adjust to your needs.
There are at least eight ways to use a pegboard in your kitchen. You can use it to store your baking gear, such as a pantry, an herb garden, a gadget keeper, a kitchen command center, a coffee station, a kitchen cabinet, and a spice rack, to name a few.
6. Use Window as Storage
Making your kitchen window a new storage space may never cross your mind, but this picture may give you a new perspective. Give your pots and pans a new hideaway at the window by installing metal rods with S-hooks.
To make it attractive, try to paint the bar a pop-up color or entwined vines. If you are afraid of blocking the light source in your kitchen, opt for one or two bars at the tip-top of the window frame or use glass shelves. You can use the flat surface at the window as a place for dish soap and sponges or counter space to dry dishes by putting a slim drying rack on the sill.
5. Use Shelves Wherever You Can!
You can use shelves for things you can’t hang, like glass bottles or jars. Opened shelves are a better alternative to display your easy-to-go collections. Please don’t waste your space. You can also put them nearly everywhere on every bit of available wall space.
Here is a tip: Tall and deep shelves are not advisable because they won’t help you straighten up and organize. It will only make you struggle to find things that are stacked up, so the shallow shelves are the best replacement.
Go with shelves that are only as deep as a bottle of oil. You will be able to see and grab every single thing.
4. A Backsplash Magnetic Knife Block Idea
Again, thanks to the wall, that provides a new space alternative. Turn your backsplash into storage by hanging a rail on it, a magnetic knife block, hooks, or even a narrow shelf. This time, let’s focus on the magnetic knife block idea.
The heavy-duty and fully magnetic surface allows you to safely secure even your biggest knife collection. It is perfect for holding any other metal tools or utensils with extended lengths. The magnetic block comes with mounting hardware and easy-to-follow illustrated instructions.
3. Use the Inside of All Your Doors
Use all possible rooms in your kitchen, including the inside of the cabinet or pantry doors. There will be a space for hanging up measuring cups, pot or pan lids, etc. Choosing the right over-the-door storage tool is not easy. Make sure it won’t block the door. Your door needs to be able to close completely. Also, Finding the correct width and height that works best with your door size would be best.
Many types of over-the-door storage organizers will help you gain extra space. They are wire or plastic baskets, pocket organizers, fabric compartments, storage racks and hooks, and fruit storage baskets. All of them come in various sizes and colors.
2. Get More Effective Drawer Organizers
Your kitchen drawers usually store random tools and essentials that are mixed up, causing trouble for you in finding things quickly. For that reason, complete your drawer with a new drawer organizer trick, as seen in the picture.
You’ll be amazed by the result that everything is now purged, sorted, and perfectly organized. It is nice to finally be able to see and find everything at a glance. Use the right organizers with different shapes and widths of compartments so you can store many types of things in one drawer. Don’t go too small or too big. Please measure and plan out what you need first and continue visiting your favorite store.
Lastly, Number 1. Clear The Space Under the Sink Area
One smart way to maximize kitchen storage is by utilizing the area under your sink.
Anyone can build these under-sink roll-out trays in a weekend.
- First, you need to get the materials from your local home center for a low cost.
- Using simple carpentry tools and the source available to finish the next step.
- Once your trays are ready, consider what things you will store under the sink. You can store them there, for example, kitchen cleaners, dish detergents and soaps, extra sponges and washing gloves, dish towels, and rags.
Remember that you can’t store spices or ingredients there because humidity will mold and shorten the lifespan of those items. Food stored under the sink is also prone to chemicals, cleaners, or germs. Other prohibited things are anything that could be damaged due to a leaky faucet, paint cans and spray paint, light bulbs, and insecticides.
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