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5 Kitchen Storage Ideas to Maximize Space

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

It’s fair to say that the requirements in your kitchen will most likely surpass the other rooms in your home. As they say, the kitchen is the heart of the home and should be able to accommodate most of things you want to do. At the very least you need room for food, crockery, appliances, cutlery, pots and pans, utensils and cleaning gear. While the base and overhead cabinets might tick off most of your needs, if your living in an apartment with minimal floor space these next tips will help you maximize your storage and make your kitchen a little bit more functional!

1. Kitchen Trolley

If more counter space is what you are looking for then a kitchen trolley would be a great investment. A lot of stores do excellent affordable versions of the trolley, which can be so versatile. They can become both mobile storage for plates, glasses and cutlery, or a drinks station come cocktail hour.

Photo: Maree Homer

2. Maximize Cupboard Space

Utilizing your cupboard space is very important in a tight spaces because there tends to be a lot of unused space. You can maximize this space by putting shelves or racks up so you can easily stack items. If you have drawers, use dividers to divvy up and maximize the space you do have. You can make these yourself with empty shoe boxes, or find them in homeware stores.


3. Wall Hung Shelves and Storage

If you run out of cupboard space then there are other options that will give you more space. Grab a pegboard and use it to hang pots, pans, chopping boards and utensils. Wall-hung, open shelving is an easy way to create more storage space in the kitchen and allows you to show off your favorite ceramics, glassware and cookbooks.

Photo: Brett Stevens

4. Portable Kitchen Island

Investing in a portable island is a godsend for small kitchens. Choose one with plenty of drawers so you can fit in as much as possible. Not only are the aesthetically pleasing but they can offer more storage and more counterspace, it's a win win!

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5. Renovating your kitchen

If your thinking about renovating your kitchen, but can’t expand the footprint of it, flat-pack options are easy to customize to any space. You can add or subtract units of varying widths to suit your requirements. White cabinetry will always create the illusion of more space, as does a mirrored backsplash!


We hope this will give you some inspiration on how to easily create more space in your kitchen, let us know in the comments if you think we missed anything!



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