Discover some clever kitchen storage ideas to elevate your gorgeous kitchen interior whilst helping you stylishly maximise space use.
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Living in a home with a small kitchen footprint requires a lot of creativity and the right kitchen accessories to cleverly utilise the available space for enjoyable cooking and entertainment experiences. And if you like to experiment a lot with food and having people over for informal get-together dinners or drinks, having an organised kitchen will make things a little bit easier.
To keep your kitchen in order and help you maximise space all-year round, discover some kitchen storage inspirations below, and start putting together a kitchen that works for you.
The kitchen shelf unit
Kitchen shelf units are very useful due to their versatility – they could be put to all sorts of uses in your home. In your kitchen, you could hang pots and pans or utensils from them, which will help you free up a lot of space in your cupboards for other items you want to store.
I am particularly fond of the Meera Shelf Unit from the Cotswold Company due to its durability and rustic design that brings a little touch of countryside chic to any modern home. Made from steel coated in matt lacquer, it comes with four strong butcher’s-style hooks.
The Cutlery Tray
A cutlery tray is another practical and smart kitchen storage solution that will enable you to cleverly store all your spoons, forks, knives and small utensils in several compartments. When you open your kitchen trays you will be able to easily get hold of the right items that you need to proceed with your delicious dish cooking.
The Joseph Joseph Drawer Store with Cutlery Tray is one of the best drawer organisers you can check out. The high quality kitchen storage accessory can be expanded or compacted to fit a range of different drawer sizes, and it comes with several compartments for all your cutlery and utensils. It has an expandable area for larger items or utensils and a moveable storage dish for small, loose items.
The Spice Rack Carousel
One of the most important kitchen storage solutions every foodie needs in the kitchen is a spice rack carousel to have a clear way of keeping together in one place all the delicious herbs and spices that are regularly used to deliciously season your dishes.
And the Cole & Mason Premium 16 Jar Filled Herb and Spice Carousel is a stellar kitchen storage accessory worth investing in if you are into high quality and durable kitchen items. Designed from stainless steel, the jar filled carousel has a unique jar hooking system and rotating base. Featuring two tiers of jars ensures that the carousel footprint keeps to a minimal size, allowing for it to easily fit in your cupboard or sit on the worktop.
The Container Set
Containers are essential kitchen storage solutions for your everyday staples such as pasta, rice, quinoa or any dry grains you want to store safely.
The compact Joseph Joseph Podium™ 5-piece Storage Container Set definitely stands out amongst its peers in terms of quality, practicality, and design. The smart storage container set features a clever stand that allows any container to be accessed easily without removing others around it. The containers are made of airtight silicone seals and easy-pour corners and the stand is designed with non-slip feet.
The Cake Tins Set
An ideal gift for a home baker, the round cake tins nest together to save kitchen storage space whilst keeping all your freshly baked delicacies in excellent condition, away from mould or any form of humidity.
Sara Miller’s Hummingbird Round Cake Tins Set of 3 from her signature Chelsea collection will make a perfect addition to any kitchen, and it will add an elegant touch of colour to your home.
The Small Wine Rack
You definitely need a small wine rack as a flexible kitchen storage solution to safely keep all the fabulous wine bottles you will be enjoying in the festive season and those you have been collecting for years that you only savour with your closest and dearest.
The Gonzalez Tabletop Wine Rack as a beautifully distressed sculptured 6-bottle wine rack carved from teak wood will elegantly store away your wine bottles in a corner of your kitchen countertop or in a more discreet place of your choice.
The Sink Area Organiser
Keep your whole sink area neatly organised with the really useful Surface™ Sink Tidy kitchen storage solution.
The main compartment of the sink area organiser is divided into two, and it has enough room for a washing liquid bottle and a dish brush. At the front of the unit, there is space to store wet sponges and scourers, which are held in place by an integrated rail. The ribbed base ensures excess water or soap drips are kept out of sight inside the unit for draining later.
The Tea, Coffee & Sugar Canister
Any kitchen needs tea, coffee and sugar canisters which are some of the most frequently used kitchen storage containers in the home.
I particularly like the stylish and affordable Emma Bridgewater set of three round storage caddies in white and black that are for storing tea, coffee and sugar. With its bold designs, the canisters range tells you exactly what each piece is for. You can display them on the kitchen countertop, on a shelf or store them in a cupboard. This set monochromatic style will complement any contemporary kitchen scheme and makes a fantastic gift for a new home or Christmas.
The Bonbon Jar
Bring classic elegance into your kitchen with a handmade glass bonbon jar designed for storing, displaying, and serving a wide variety of food such as breadsticks, grab-and-go sweets, homemade granola bars, oast, or even muesli.
Stylish LSA International Glass Bonbon Jar is the perfect kitchen storage solution that adds a hint of countryside sophistication to your modern kitchen space. A curvaceous silhouette topped with a circular lid that lifts to reveal the aroma of its contents, and it works best when placed near a window with natural light to allow soft reflections that elevate a room.
The Storage Basket
No kitchen is complete without a storage basket where you can happily throw in the onions, the fruits, or the sweet potatoes after your grocery shopping run to stylishly organise your space.
And what better choice than the Rwandan sisal basket bowl from The kenyancraftscompany to go to for getting the perfect storage basket that will enhance your kitchen ambiance?
Handcrafted by women artisans, a skill passed down from mother to daughter, the Rwandan sisal baskets showcase the beautiful artisanship of a dynamic African country that is used as a female empowerment tool to allow women artisans to earn a decent living from their crafts. The artisans use thread and needle to wrap hand-dyed strands of sisal around sweet grass fibre to create the designs/patterns.
The Kitchen Roll Holder
You definitely need a kitchen roll holder, if like my sister you can’t live without kitchen rolls to regularly clean your hand and frequently sanitise your kitchen.
Joseph Joseph Push & Tear™ Kitchen Roll Holder is definitely worthy of your attention with its sprung top cap that can be pushed down to lock the roll for easy tearing. It can easily be operated with the wrist or forearm when your hands are messy and the raised base edge stops the roll from unravelling.
The Stackable Can Rack Holder
If you are short on space in your kitchen cupboards or pantry, then it might be worth exploring how to efficiently stack your tinned and canned goods with a stackable can rack holder.
The kitchen cupboard organiser from Amtido is a small piece of kitchen cupboard storage that can accommodate up to 36 cans in various sizes via a 3 tier stackable can rack system. It helps increase your storage capacity for baked beans, tinned tomatoes, cans of soup and more.