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Maximizing Kitchen Storage

This DIY Basic will provide tips on maximizing kitchen storage.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Organize Drawers

Store root vegetables in in-drawer boxes with handles for easy lifting.

Pot-lid racks inside deep drawers keep lids organized and easy to find.

For maximum storage of flatware and utensils, install adjustable in-drawer dividers.

Use plate stackers inside deep drawers to hold extra plates.

Install vertical dividers in open cabinetry for easy access to everyday dinner plates.

Tip: For extra drawer space, choose an island with drawers

Step 3: Utilize Walls

Install small stainless steel shelves on backsplash to hold everyday seasonings.

Install bar rods with S-hooks on backsplash to hold utensils, measuring cups, small pots, kitchen towels.

Keep knives handy and safely out of the way with a magnetic knife holder on the wall near your workspace.

Install wall hooks for large pots, towels, hot pads, etc.

Metal baskets on walls can hold everything from root vegetables to recipes to frequently used condiments.

For extra drawers, hang a wall shelf fitted with drawers.

Tip: Anchor shelf to wall studs or use mollys or expansion anchors.

Step 4: Install Shelves

Stacking shelf inserts designed to hold dishes, cans and bottles let you use every vertical inch of cabinet space.

Install racks on insides of cabinet doors for small containers such as spices. Pre-drill holes before attaching racks to prevent splitting

Carousels save lost storage space in cabinet corners. Install corner shelf hardware for carousel in cabinet corner and you can customize shelf height

Use a rolling caddy for extra storage.

For extra pots and casseroles, install free-standing, open, metal shelving.

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