Kitchen storage is no longer a silverware tray shoved into a drawer. It has evolved into pieces of artwork that you can hang on your kitchen wall. It’s no longer “off-white” plastic, but is now available in every color in the rainbow, and in most metals too. If you think you need it, you can now find it designed to fit your kitchen’s size and décor.
At one point, kitchens had silverware drawers, maybe a dish strainer, and possibly a canister to hold the big spoons. But today the possibilities are endless when it comes to kitchen storage. Some of the more common items are spice racks, shelf inserts, storage canisters, and my personal favorite, lid holders. These items have made kitchens more organized and 100% more functional.
If you cook at all, and yes, that includes opening a box, you spend time in your kitchen. And you use those things in your kitchen. Now, imagine being able to find everything you need in your kitchen with your eyes closed. Good kitchen storage lets that become possible.
Whether your kitchen is eight feet by eight feet or twenty feet by twenty feet, it needs organization. And thankfully, the tools for organizing your kitchen can be found in many sizes. If you have a smaller kitchen, some of the handiest kitchen storage items are shelf inserts, and over the door shelves. These maximize the storage capacity of each cabinet. I personally like the over the door holder for my aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
For a larger kitchen, you have more options. The same organization solutions used in a small kitchen can be used, but you also get the chance to upgrade to bigger storage. A movable butcher-block island offers a convenient workstation as well as mass amounts of kitchen storage underneath it.