Maximising Space: Clever Storage Ideas for Small Kitchens

by Sreya Dasgupta | January 12, 2024 | 5 mins read

Space-saving small kitchen storage ideas for your home

Breath some space in your kitchen with clever storage ideas!

If you have a small kitchen, you know how difficult it can be to find enough storage space for all your cooking essentials. Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils can quickly pile up and clutter your countertops, making meal preparation a frustrating experience. However, with some creativity and clever storage solutions, you can maximise your space and keep your kitchen organised and functional. Here are some small kitchen storage ideas that will help you make the most of your space.

Utilise The Corner: Best Small Space Kitchen Storage Idea

In a small l-shaped kitchen, utilising the dead space inside your cabinets is key. Install corner units like a d carousel, s carousel or a magic corner in the base area to use the spaces that would be difficult to reach otherwise. Here you can keep all your cookware and other essentials organised without cluttering your overhead unit or cooking area.

Corner storage unit for a small kitchen with a d-carousal is ideal for dead spice
A D-carousal to utilise the corner space of your kitchen
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Janitor Unit For Your Cleaning Essentials: Small Kitchen Ogranisation Idea 

Finding a place to keep all your cleaning essentials can be difficult, especially in small kitchen spaces. You can opt for a janitor unit to hide away all your cleaning materials. It takes very little space and helps all your mops, brooms, and other cleaning essentials mess-free.

Small kitchen with a janitor storage unit conveniently stores all your cleaning materials out of sight
A janitor unit to house all your cleaning essentials.

Add A Pantry Pullout Unit For Kitchen Supplies:  Small Pantry Idea

If you have some extra space, consider creating a pantry pullout like the one in the image. Install shelves or cubbies to store canned goods, dry ingredients, and small kitchen appliances. You can also install baskets or bins to keep everything organised and easy to find.

Organizing your small kitchen with a pantry pullout unit helps to keep your kitchen supplies in one place.
Pantry pullout to organise your kitchen supplies in one place.

Use A Shelf For Your Walls: A Dependable Small Kitchen Organisation Idea

Adding shelves to your kitchen walls can help create additional storage space. You can also add hooks to the bottom of shelves to hang items like mugs or utensils. Floating shelves can also be a great option for small spaces since they don’t take up any floor space.

Floating shelves in a small kitchen create additional storage space for hanging mugs or utensils
Make use of your walls for extra storage with floating shelves
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Install Drawers With Pre organisers For Easy Access: Space-Saving Kitchen Idea

Drawers with organisers are a lifesaver for small kitchens. These help keep all the small kitchen accessories like spoons, small bottles, and ladles at one place. You can also opt for 3 wired drawers to house utensils of different sizes. In this image we have showcases a small drawer with pre organisers, a mid sized drawer for small cookware and a tandem drawer for heavy utensils. This helps keep all your kitchen essentials within easy reach and makes your cooking experience delightful.

Space-saving kitchen storage drawers come with pre organisers for easy access
Drawers of different sizes come in handy for your kitchen storage.

Pegasus Unit Is Excellent For More Accessible Spaces

Now you don’t need a loft and ladder to store or access your expensive crockery. A pegasus unit will help you keep it at a safe height, and you can pull it down to our level when needed. That is the best way to keep your cookware from breaking and access things quickly without a ladder.

Small kitchen pegasus storage unit that allows for storing and accessing crockery without needing a ladder
Install a pegasus unit to save your expensive crockeries from breakage.

A Stylish Spice Rack Ideas For Small Kitchens: Cupboard Ideas For Small Kitchen

Keep your spices organised and easily accessible by using a spice rack as a creative cupboard idea for a small kitchen. You can hang a spice rack inside a cabinet door or install a pullout rack. Alternatively, as shown in the image, you can add a small spice cabinet with a sliding door on the countertop. This helps you save up space in your overhead and base cabinet for other kitchen essentials while adding a style statement to your kitchen.

Cupboard idea for a small kitchen, add a small spice cabinet with a sliding door on the countertop for easy access
Give your spices a place of their own through a stylish spice rack.

Add Wicker Basket Units To Keep Your Veggies Fresh

In most Indian kitchens, we tend to keep veggies like onions, potatoes and garlic inside the kitchen. These may take up a lot of space and look out of place in a modular kitchen. Now you can keep these veggies fresh for longer without compromising on the style quotient of your kitchen interiors. Add a wicker basket pullout in your base areas and place all these veggies in a clutter-free manner. The wicker basket adds an earthy touch to modern interiors, making it a perfect Indian kitchen.

Wicker basket storage for a small kitchen could be a great solution to keep veggies fresh for a long
Wicker basket pullout to keep your veggies fresh for long.

In conclusion, having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t have an organised and functional space. You can create a kitchen that works for you and your cooking needs using these small kitchen storage ideas. Whether it’s utilising the space inside your cabinets or investing in space-saving kitchen tools, there are plenty of ways to maximise your small kitchen’s storage potential. If you want to revamp your kitchen with modular mechanisms and add extra storage space, book a free consultation with us today!

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Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer at DesignCafe

Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in DesignCafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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