Your cooking space is about to feel twice as big.
The Sides of Lower Cabinets
Keep food magazines handy by installing a holder on side cabinets or an island. This area is too low to store items you use regularly, but is great for items that might otherwise get lost in the shuffle.
The key here is making sure you install the shelves high enough so items like cooking utensils or spices can still fit below them. If you hang a shelf in the sweet spot, you’ll double the storage space under your upper cabinets.
Above Your Sink
This idea is a two-for-one: Not only does it use up wasted space, but it also serves as a drying rack for pots and pans. Hang and let them drip dry after you wash them.
Above Your Fridge
Here, an awkward corner refrigerator becomes super handy with built-in overhead shelving. An open area holds large items like a slow cooker, while slotted sections keep cookie sheets and cutting boards in place.
Floating shelves are super adaptable and can fit anywhere — even in an inconvenient corner between two windows. Placing bulky cabinets in this space would have eaten up the storage potential – and now the prettiest bowls and plates add to the room’s decor.
Your Refrigerator Door
Stop hanging wedding invitations from two years ago on your fridge. Use magnetic strips to turn it into a spice rack instead.
Above Your Cabinets
Your pantry can only hold so many items. Use the area above your cabinets to corral items you wish you could keep on hand, but don’t always have space for.
Below Your Floating Shelves
We love open shelving, but forgetting to use the underside is a common mistake. Hang mugs underneath to eke out every drop of storage.
The Backs of Doors
Use a cork board and pins to keep all your baking supplies in order. Flour and sugar sit inside, while measuring utensils hang from string on the opposite door and make baking a breeze.
Seriously, no empty space should go unused. A pegboard lets you mix-and-match storage options based on your needs: Hooks for smaller items or cubbies for larger ones.
Your Window Alcove
Cookbooks are so handy and cute, but who has space for them? Add a floating shelf on top of your cafe curtains to keep them nearby without using up valuable cabinet space (or blocking natural light).