6 Chic Kitchen Organization and Storage Ideas

Tried-and-true tips to cut the kitchen chaos.

You can cook up organization in your kitchen, whether you're a novice DIYer or used to tackling a project every weekend. Two design experts shared favorite projects that bring storage and style to kitchens, whether you want to create a special space for spices, often-used equipment or important notes.

 Magnetized Mason Jars Hanging From Cabinet

Magnetized Mason Jars Hanging From Cabinet

Maximize your counter space by hanging Mason jars from the bottoms of your cabinet. By attaching sheet metal underneath your upper cabinets and magnets to the tops of jars, you can free up counter space and ensure your spices are always nearby. “For me, it’s nice to have your spices within reach,” says Jule Eller, Lowe’s director of trend and style. “So if they’re right there, you can grab them pretty easily.” Decluttering your counter space will ensure there is extra space for cooking come mealtime.

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

1. Float Your Food  

Maximize your counter space by hanging Mason jars from the bottom of your cabinets. By attaching sheet metal underneath your upper cabinets and magnets to the tops of jars, you can free up counter space and ensure your spices are always nearby.

“For me, it’s nice to have your spices within reach,” says Jule Eller, Lowe’s director of trends and style. “So if they’re right there, you can grab them pretty easily.”

Decluttering your counter space will ensure there is extra space for cooking come mealtime.

Recessed Nook with Glass Shelves in White Minimalist Kitchen

Recessed Nook with Glass Shelves in White Minimalist Kitchen

In order to maximize space and make a focal point, Atlanta interior designer Eryn Houck created a niche between the wall studs. A local glass company cut the glass shelves to fit the measurements, she says.

Photo by: Eryn Houck

Eryn Houck

2. Use the Nooks and Crannies

In order to maximize space and make a focal point, Atlanta interior designer Eryn Houck created a niche between the wall studs. A local glass company cut the glass shelves to fit the measurements, says Houck, owner of Bellwether Design Co.

Dry Spices in Glass Jars

Dry Spices in Glass Jars

Dry spices are stored in glass containers in Atlanta interior designer Eryn Houck’s kitchen, adding color and interest to what would otherwise have been a blank wall.

Photo by: Eryn Houck

Eryn Houck

3. Show Off Your Spices

Dry spices are labeled and stored neatly in glass containers in Houck’s kitchen, adding color and interest to what would otherwise have been a blank wall.

Hang Measuring Cups on Back of Cabinets for Added Space

Hang Measuring Cups on Back of Cabinets for Added Space

The secret to a more organized kitchen is utilizing a long-forgotten space: the back of the cabinet door. Jule Eller, Lowe’s director of trend and style, says it is the perfect place to hang racks for measuring cups and spoons. “That’s kind of a hidden secret,” she says. “It really helps with organization.”

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

4. Capitalize on Hidden Spaces

The secret to a more organized kitchen is utilizing a long-forgotten space: the back of the cabinet door. Take measuring cups and spoons out of the drawers and hang them on a rod. “That’s kind of a hidden secret,” Eller says. “It really helps with organization.”

Chalk Message Board In Minimalist Room

Chalk Message Board In Minimalist Room

Often, the key to an organized home and life is communication. For this, Lowe’s trend and style director Jule Eller suggests making your own message board with chalkboard paint and cork. A half-paint, half-chalkboard message area is a great place to stick small reminders for the whole family.

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Lowe’s

5. Create a Chalk Zone 

Often, the key to an organized home life is communication. For this, Eller suggests making your own message board with chalkboard paint and cork. A half-paint, half-chalkboard message area is a great place to stick small reminders for the whole family.  

Pots and Pans Hanging From Blue Rack

Pots and Pans Hanging From Blue Rack

Make pots and pans easier to reach by storing them overhead, rather than in a low cabinet. Hanging pots and pans from a pot rack maximizes previously unused space and frees up cabinet space as well. It can also double as decor, says Jule Eller, Lowe’s director of trend and style. “A lot of people really have an affinity for cookware, so some people actually like the look of it,” she says.

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

6. Maximize What's Overhead

Make pots and pans easier to reach by storing them overhead, rather than in a low cabinet. Hanging pots and pans from a rack maximizes previously unused space and frees up cabinet space as well.

This project also can double as decor, Eller says.

“A lot of people really have an affinity for cookware, so some people actually like the look of it," she says.

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