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Storage Ideas for a Clutter-Free Kitchen- No Renovation Needed

Storage Ideas for a Clutter-Free Kitchen- No Renovation Needed
Your kitchen can be the best target of clutter in your home.

With all the kitchen appliances, cookware, utensils, dinnerware, pantry supplies, and way more items stored in the kitchen, there's no doubt this place can be very daunting to organise and use at times. It's like it never runs out of clutter. But how do you make things work between all your kitchen essentials and the little space you have at home?

Even if you have the basic built-in kitchen cabinets, fitting in everything and making sure nothing gets mixed up is still a challenge. Good thing some various non-built-in cabinets and organisers can supplement your main storage. Shelves for small kitchen spaces, buffet hutch for the dinnerware, a standing kitchen cabinet for utensils and appliances- with a little bit of creativity, you can turn your cluttered kitchen into a place you'll enjoy using.

Take a look at these storage solutions to transform your kitchen.

Buffet Hutch

Buffet Hutch

Need a lot of room to organise your kitchen essentials? A buffet hutch has enough space for everything from small kitchen appliances to silverware and flatware. This classic furniture is an efficient kitchen storage solution that is not only spacious but also elegant. Traditional buffet cabinets are made of wood and come in intricate details. Some come with transparent glass doors for displaying china collections, while others offer various shelves and cabinet doors for more versatile storage.

Kitchen/ Pantry Cabinet

Kitchen/ Pantry Cabinet

A pantry cabinet is a versatile solution to keep your food supplies, ingredients, and other goods in one secure place. This tall kitchen cabinet typically has open-door shelves to access the stored food easily. Some have a combination of shelves and pull-out drawers for more flexible use. 

Glass-Door Cabinet

Glass-door Cabinet

A glass door cabinet is a great way to introduce a contemporary feel to your kitchen while giving you enough space to store your kitchen needs. A sleek and stylish glass door cabinet brings a refreshing feel to the room as it reflects natural light into the kitchen surfaces. It stores plate collections and pantry supplies while providing you with a good view of your items.

Display Unit

Display Unit

Feeling creative? Transform your display unit into efficient kitchen storage and stash your supplies and collections to make them a part of your kitchen design. This open storage style makes it easy to grab your items when you immediately need them. The exposed look of a display unit is perfect for shaker-style kitchens and maximalist adventurers. If you prefer a more simple-looking design, use baskets to group your items and keep them on your open shelves for easy access.

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

Have a more generous space? Your kitchen island doesn't have to be a bulky centrepiece that takes up all the space and attention in your kitchen. If you want something lightweight and simple, choose a bar cart with ample storage shelves to keep your food containers and spice jars within reach when you need them. You can also stock some pots, pans, and small appliances in more spacious compartments. Some compact kitchen islands have drawer spaces for towels and kitchen napkins.

Sideboard

Sideboard

sideboard, also known as a buffet table, is low and long compared to a typical vertical kitchen cabinet. This cabinet is designed for easy maneuvering during entertaining. This storage unit is traditionally used to keep flatware, silverware, towels, napkins, and other essentials for special occasions. The low surface is used for food plates and trays. When not in use, the top surface is a great place to add display items that can elevate the appeal of your dining space.

Bar Cart

Bar Cart

Speaking of easy movement, a lightweight bar cart is a reliable storage option for condiments and food jars. A bar cart typically comes with castor wheels for better mobility. Because of its lightweight design, this kitchen storage can fit in nooks or beside the counter or main cabinet. Bar carts come in various heights. There are three-tiered carts that work as mini mobile storage and taller ones to store more kitchen essentials. On occasions, you can use your carts for serving.

Shelves

Shelves

When we need more storage but don't have time to deal with kitchen redesigning or renovations, adding some wall shelves is an easy solution. If you're short on floor space, you can utilise an unused wall to store your items. Use baskets, jars, and other kitchen containers to group your kitchen items before placing them on your shelves. You can also be creative and convert your book and magazine racks into utensil storage. Putting together some shelves will save you a huge amount of space and money. You can also show-off your prettiest pieces with shelves that are covered in glass.

Peg Board

Peg Board

Aside from your walls, you can also use your backsplash in organising. Hang a pegboard on your backsplash to keep lightweight items like kitchen utensils and knives in place- ready to be used when you're cooking. A pegboard is a very affordable and versatile unit that is strong enough to handle various hooks and mini shelves. If you don't have much space for your pots and pans, you can also hang them on your pegboard with some hooks.

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan

This rotating organiser has so much to offer in a place in your home. Save your time rummaging through your whole cabinet just to get some items at the back. Adding a lazy susan or a turntable inside your open-door kitchen cabinet can make it easy to access your kitchen utensils and pantry supplies. This way, you can save space and time and save yourself from the stress of reorganising items after cooking. From two-tier turntables to higher varieties, you can always find something that will fit the size of your cabinet.

Bins and Jars

Bins and Jars

Organising isn't just about keeping everything together in place. One of the benefits of organising is adding an appeal to your area. With this, instead of stacking your food as is, you can use transparent bins to make them look uniform and well-kept. The use of transparent containers will help you get a good look at your ingredients in one go. To make it easier, add some clear labels with names and expiration dates into your bins and jars.

Baskets and Trays

Baskets and Trays

When organising, you don't have to make everything kept and hidden. You can also make your items a part of your kitchen design. Make your kitchen beautiful with baskets and trays. You can hang decorative baskets on your walls or backsplash to keep small kitchen essentials or cooking books in place. You may also place them on your shelves or countertop.

Takeaway

There is no one-size-fits-all storage for all your kitchen needs. While it's easy to get your kitchen cluttered in just one cooking activity, it's beneficial to have dedicated areas for specific items, so you know where to get and return your kitchen essentials.