Five ways to maximise your kitchen storage

Get creative with kitchen islands, swing-out drawers and shelving displays to maximise your kitchen storage options

Kitchen storage solution

Your kitchen will be home to a large number of items, including large oven dishes, crockery and cooking utensils, and you need to be able to find space to store them all.

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With some help from the experts at Optiplan Kitchens, we’ve come up with a list of storage solutions that you can incorporate to keep your space clutter-free.

Read on to find the best kitchen storage ideas for you and your home.

Kitchen storage ideas – our five favourites

deep kitchen drawers
Image: Wren Kitchens

Do you find yourself straining to reach plates at the back of the cupboard? Well, that can become a thing of the past if you opt for deep-set drawers.

Helping you to store and locate items with ease, you can further maximise what you have by giving a two-tiered drawer system a go. A deep wide pull-out will work well for your pots and pans, whilst the bespoke drawer inserts will ensure cutlery and utensils get stored in an efficient manner.

Room for a larder?

kitchen larder
Image: Davonport Kitchens

Are you completely redesigning your kitchen? If you have the space, turning an unloved corner into a larder will give you a big chunk of extra storage that’s tucked neatly out of sight.

As well as being an integral part of many kitchens for centuries, larders have become a key trend again over the last few years. They provide realms of storage for those unsightly tins and condiments, while also giving you a handy place to storing those old kitchen gadgets you no longer use or want on display. On top of this, everything can be hidden behind some beautifully designed doors.

Work in a wine rack

Built In Shelving And Wine Rack
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A built-in wine rack adds a sophisticated talking point to your kitchen design, as well as letting you get your bottles neatly organised rather than stuck in boxes or lingering in the back of the cupboard.

If you frequently entertain and if budget allows, consider taking it a step further with a built-in wine cooler.

Shelving displays

kitchen island shelving
Image: Masterclass

One advantage of a kitchen island is that many designs come with inbuilt open shelving, which is perfect for displaying your favourite dinnerware and accessories. Open shelves are a key element of the Cottagecore trend, which encourages you to show off the items you love as a sort of ‘planned’ clutter, rather than the more minimalist look of trying to whisk everything out of sight.

Make the most of corner storage

Corner kitchen cupboard content display
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Don’t dread those awkward corners of your kitchen – they actually give you a load of hidden space. Opt for some swing-out drawers that roll out of a corner and display the entire cupboard’s contents – this makes things so much easier to locate.

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