19 Kitchen Cabinet Storage Systems

From high-tech to low-tech, and for rooms small to large, these kitchen storage ideas will keep you organized, stylishly.

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Pretty, Practical

Island wine storage has never looked fresher! Bonus: There's no bending to grab a bottle. Design by Sally Ross Designs and Kenzer Furniture

From Small to Smart

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn put built-in storage at the fore with this Brooklyn kitchen remodel. Read the story, then click through the next four photos for close-ups of this tiny-but-mighty space.

Dishes Squared Away

Don't just stack dishes — hang them. Not only does it cut down on perilous piles of china, it also doubles your storage.

It's Okay to Wine a Little

In this kitchen, Brian took turned the vertical space next to the fridge into a custom wine rack. (P.S. Go back to the full kitchen shot to see how beautifully this integrates into the room.)

Easy-Access Pot Lids

That mess of pot lids at the bottom of a cabinet is the most frustrating thing EVER. The remedy? In-drawer lid racks. Now, you can group them by size, by material, by whatever tactic strikes your fancy.

Countertop De-Clutterer

Hanging paper towels on a cabinet door makes them easy to access and gets them off the counter. This style's simple installation doesn't even require tools. See more photos of this Brooklyn kitchen makeover — we think you'll love it as much as we do.

Wrangle Kids' Toys

Kids love playing in the kitchen while you work, but post-meal clean-up is enough of a drag without adding toys to the mix. Look for clever options like the one in this kitchen island. The kid-height, slide-out shelves collect everything from crayons to tots' pots and pans.

Style Within Reach

Overhead cabinets seem like a dream — until you have to pull out a step-stool every time you want the box of oatmeal. Solve that problem with an integrated pull-down shelf, which brings hard-to-reach items to you. Tip: Look for versions with assisted lowering/lifting mechanisms that lock into place in the down position.

Low-Tech and Loving It

Sometimes simpler is better. In this case, dishes become part of the decor in a distressed-wood dish rack. But they're also close enough to make storage and use a delight.

Toe-Kick Drawers

Stop wasting space at the bottom of the cabinets; instead, install a drawer that looks like a toe-kick. Perfect for cookie sheets, cooling racks and silicone baking mats. Bonus: 10 Clever Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

The Zen of Shelving

Simple, wooden shelves give this modern kitchen an artisanal feel. Design by Nomita Joshi-Gupta

A Home for Oversized Platters

Ugh! What do you do with those oversized serving dishes you only use at the holidays? Hide them in a dual-door cabinet. Access is so easy; you might start using them for Tuesday-night dinner.

Swing-Out Shelves

Organize cooking essentials, from hard-to-fit condiment bottles to graters, in a swing-out cabinet. Spices fit perfectly in the doors. Bonus: Pantry Organization Made Easy

Kitchen Island and Rolling Bookshelf

Handsome wood bookshelves on wheels hold cookbooks and other selections. When they're not needed, they roll out of of sight underneath the large kitchen island.

Pull-Out Pantry

If you don't have a separate room for a larder, convert your cabinets into a built-in pantry. Choose a custom version like the one shown here to blend in with your cabinetry.

Basket Hold-Alls

Root veggies and certain fruits like to have room to breathe, so store them in open-air baskets built right into your island. Design by Dorig Designs LLC

See-Through Wire Baskets

For extreme durability, try another take on baskets — wire instead of wicker. The see-through racks also mean that you no longer have to dig for that bag of kettle corn.

Small Kitchen? No Problem

In a small kitchen, you gotta use every inch of space. As you choose your pull-outs, consider not just food storage, but dish storage. This option offers wire racks that make retrieving tableware a snap.

Location, Location, Location

Situating a built-in dish armoire between the dishwasher and the eating area takes the effort out setting the table. This green cabinet, in a sea of rich browns, also gives the Arts-and-Crafts kitchen color and warmth. Learn more about Arts-and-Crafts Kitchens. Design by Thomas Conway

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