Work With What You Got: Expanding Your Kitchen Storage

Summer is the perfect season to begin renovating or just switching things up in certain rooms of your home to make your daily life a little bit easier. These updates include having enough storage, so that you are not constantly running around your house looking for specific items like a chicken with its head cut off. You may not have the most space, but learning how to utilize what you do have is key. Here are a few tips on how you can expand your kitchen storage this summer or any time of the year.

Doubling Up

Adding shelves to the storage spaces that you already possess can actually allow you to use the same space for multiple purposes. Try adding extra shelves to your pantry, so you are able to put more items in there. You can also add more shelving inside of your cabinets. This way, you can use the top part of the shelf for one thing, and then use the bottom half for something else.

Baskets on Baskets on Baskets

Baskets or containers are a great way to expand your space while also staying organized. You could place these baskets on top of your kitchen cabinets, so you can hide items or products that you do not use often. Also, try sliding these different baskets or containers into cubbies around the kitchen like under the sink. They also come in a plethora of designs, patterns and materials so you can match your basket to your space. Baskets also can give your kitchen a little character by adding to the design.

Hanging Around

An awesome way you can utilize your space without taking much of it is by hanging items. Try adding to racks on the side of counter with hooks, so you are then able to hang your cooking utensils and they won’t be in your way on the counter or thrown around in a drawer. You can use this idea in so many ways, from adding hooks inside of pantry or cabinet doors to hanging your most prized coffee mug on the outside of your cabinet.

Expanding storage in the kitchen is not fixed, it is variable. Meaning that there is no right or wrong way of doing it, but instead you make it your own depending on your lifestyle and your space size.

Work With What You Got:

Expanding Your Kitchen Storage

By: Hillary Griffin

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