10 Storage Solutions To Help You Keep Your Kitchen In Order

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As a functional space, the kitchen can get cluttered fast – what with cooking appliances, food and other bits and pieces vying for space on the countertops and cupboards. This is why having the right storage solutions is important to keep the cooking zone neat and organised. Here are 10 clever storage solutions for your kitchen.

  1. Moveable rack
    Having extra storage space – no matter how small – can be a godsend for compact kitchens. The shelves on this trolley are handy for holding daily necessities and other everyday items.

    Image credit: BoConcept

    Image credit: BoConcept

  2. Hang it up
    There can never be too many racks to keep cutlery and pantry items off the countertops. One with hooks for hanging up dishtowels and cookware make for convenient access during a busy cooking session.

    Image credit: Garden Trading

    Image credit: Garden Trading

  3. New addition
    If you have accumulated additional cookware and kitchenware over the years, supplement your built-in cabinets with a chic standalone piece to keep the cooking zone organised. A glass-fronted version even allows you to show off your more attractive pieces.

    Image credit: IKEA

    Image credit: IKEA

  4. Island life
    Don’t let the space below your island counter go to waste! Make sure to get your interior designer to install a version with drawers or cabinets to tuck all those kitchen essentials neatly away.

    Image credit: The Scientist

    Image credit: The Scientist

  5. Layer the spices
    Never rummage for that all-important seasoning ever again with this handy spice rack that can be positioned right next to the stove. We love that it comes with see-through caps and magnetic bases for convenient access.

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    Image credit: Yellow Octopus

  6. Hide it away
    Introduce some elegance to your utilitarian zone all while adding some storage solutions with a stylish sideboard that will keep all those cookware hidden when not in use.

    Image credit: Porada

    Image credit: Porada

  7. Inside job
    Make use of every square inch of your cabinets with the Tandem pantry organising system from Häfele. This will allow you to conveniently keep stock of all your food.

    Image credit: Hafele

    Image credit: Häfele

  8. Interior solutions
    With dividers and compartments for utensils and cutlery of all sizes, these organisers will prevent the insides of your drawers from cluttering up.

    Image credit: IKEA

    Image credit: IKEA

  9. Build it up
    Create a storage solution to house everything from ingredients to crockery with the KUNGSFORS range from IKEA. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you can add different components like shelves, racks and hooks to create a storage zone tailored to your needs.

    Image credit: IKEA

    Image credit: IKEA

  10. A peg up
    You can even make use of the space between the kitchen countertop and wall-hung cabinets by installing a pegboard in between. This will keep often-used items at hand while keeping the cooking zone organised.SquareRooms kitchen-pegboard

    This was adapted from an article originally published in the November 2018 issue of SquareRooms 
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