Having a modern and stylish kitchen is the dream for many, and because the kitchen is usually one of the most well-used rooms in the house, it can get neglected very quickly and soon turn into a clutter-filled mess.
Removing clutter can seem like a daunting task with so many items to keep track of, but with the right storage ideas, you can easily maximize your space and reduce clutter in your kitchen without having to spend a fortune or add to your home.
Check out these five modern kitchen ideas to get you started on the road to storage heaven!
Use the bar area in the kitchen with open shelves and cupboards for all of your extra items that don’t quite fit in another space: baking supplies, paper products, and even food!
For smaller floor spaces, use foldable stools and bar stools that can be tucked away when not in use.
In smaller kitchens or in a kitchen that doesn’t have a lot of storage space, you can use the pantry to house most of your food items.
Store all of your pantry items in a cabinet or on the top shelf so that they don’t get lost amongst other items in a cupboard or bin.
To maximize space in the pantry, organize your foods according to their cooking methods, so you have separate areas for meats, snacks, and liquids.
People often store their spices in the pantry, but why not expand upon that idea and have a small bench with cup holders and place your cookbooks and magazines on the “bench” and use it as a little reading nook? You can also organize your dishes and utensils on the bench to help keep this area clutter-free.
Note: keep all fragile porcelain dishes and crockery away from this area if possible, as these items are not ideal for storage in a busy area like the pantry.
If you have an abundance of cupboards in your kitchen, make sure you are storing the right items in the right spots.
The top of your cupboards are best used for items that are used often or are needed for food preparation, while other appliances and less frequently used items can be stored on the bottom shelf.
The closets in the kitchen are great for storing items that need to stay out of sight but are still needed.
Examples of items that you might store in the closets include towels, cleaning supplies, and extra dishes for guests (keep everything labeled, so you know what each drawer is for).
The Dining Room Cupboards
Use your dining room’s cupboards for storage in the kitchen. With access to all parts of the room, this area is perfect for storing extra supplies, little-used cookware, and kitchen utensils in a non-cluttered area.
How did you maximize the space in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments below!
*Photos by Nico