21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen




Here are 21 ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small kitchen, from Apartment Therapy: 




Kitchen bursting at the seams?

If you’re going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the post for you.




Here are 20+ ideas for ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small kitchen.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

1. Not enough cabinet space? Mount a pegboard and hang all your essentials. From Alison, Liz & Nicole’s Shared Space.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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2. Get the most out of the cabinets you do have with stackable shelves (like these from Store)…

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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3. Or undershelf baskets.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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4. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets. You could stash extra stuff up there in baskets, as in the kitchen of blogger Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

5. Or try out one of these other ideas for above-cabinet storage.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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6. If you have the space, you could mount an additional shelf above your cabinets for even more storage (as in this kitchen from IKEA Hackers).

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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7. Stash saran wrap, foil, and the like in a file holder mounted to the inside of a cabinet door. From The Wandmaker’s mother.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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8. Use a tension rod to hang spray bottles and help tame the clutter under the sink. From A Thousand Words.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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9. Adding a dispenser for trash bags to the side of your undersink cabinet will save space inside the cabinet — and make the bags easier to find when you need them. DIY from Simply Organized.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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10. Squeeze in a short wall-mounted shelf to hold cookbooks.

11. A wall-mounted dish drainer will save space on the countertop. Image from stylist Sasa Antic, spotted on My Paradissi.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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12. Adding a bar-height table next to your tiny kitchen is a triple whammy — extra counter space, extra storage space, and a place for friends to sit and eat in the kitchen all in one. Spotted in Mark’s Delightful (and Delicious!) West Village Home.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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13. Use tension rods to hold cutting boards and cookie sheets upright and save space on shelves. From Martha Stewart.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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14. A file organizer will also do the trick. From Redbook.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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15. Add a pot rail under your cabinets for a little extra storage. Image from Biografen.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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16. You can add hanging baskets to a pot rail for even more extra storage. From Rebecca’s ‘Removable Solutions’ Kitchen.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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17. Use hooks to hang oft-used items from the inside of cabinet doors. ‘Baking Pantry in a Cabinet’ DIY from Jenny Steffens.

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18. You can also hang things (like cutting boards) on the side of cabinets next to the sink. Image from Homelife.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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19. If there’s enough space, you could even add some small shelves. Image from Country Living.

20. Not enough drawer space? Use a magnetic strip to hang knives on the wall. From The Everygirl.

21 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

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21. And one final suggestion, spotted on My Scandinavian Home — magnetic spice containers on the range hood, because why not?

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