Add an Antique Piece
Designer Samantha Lyman needed to give a brand new California kitchen some historic pieces like this classic armoire. It was originally only 12 inches deep inside – not big enough for bowls that are huge and large platters. So Lyman set it into the cabinetry to provide more depth to it. The cabinet-maker removed the back and expanded it to 26 inches in. Then, the interior was painted a darker colour to hide the difference by Lyman.
Add a Crockery Drawer
"Crockery drawers mean you're not on your toes, striving to reach a bunch of heavy china," Julie Stevenson says of her slick, streamlined kitchen designed by Alexander Adducci in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The drawers are outfitted with movable pegs in order that it is simple to accommodate various size dishes.
Try a Etagere for Added Height
An open shelving unit adds more storage, but doesn't take up visual – space or too much floor –. A classic étagère placed on the counter of Mary Jo Bochner's Savannah, Georgia, kitchen holds books and bowls.
Hang Mugs From Hooks
Designer Kim Lewis copied a potting bench set-up for a pint size kitchen. The copper-pipe shelving holds hooks for coffee cups and cookware, keeping the countertop free for real cooking.
Do not blow off the power of a great container system. This blogger stores everything in the right container — from clear plastic for her flours and pastas to metal tins for supplies.
Fill Up Handy Bins
Mess an open-shelving mess with a tidy grid of cartons that are woven. In this Los Angeles kitchen, paper labels keep each baskets' contents organized.
Save Floor Space With Swivel Stools
In Dan Doyle's St. Helena, California, kitchen, vintage swivel stools are playful and practical.
Repurpose Office Supplies
Excessive office organizers are ideal for keeping cleaning equipment and plants that are modest, particularly next to the sink.
Install a Pull-Out Cutting Board
In a Houston kitchen designed by Michele Allman, a pull out cutting board has a hole, which makes it simple to brush the scraps straight into the trash bin just below.