Asked on Nov 7, 2018

Short on cabinet space in the kitchen, what can I do for more space?

LisaKathy Gunter LawNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Do you have space to add some shelving? You could add baskets to the shelves if you want to hide your items.

  • Gk
    Gk
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Hello Pat! Have you purchased any of those cabinet organizer shelves which will give you two levels to store things in your cabinets? I find them helpful to place dinner plates under the shelf and then small bowls or smaller plates on the shelf. They also work well for cups and glasses. Another thing I have done is really downsize to what I actually use and need. Seasonal platters and bowls can be stored elsewhere in a plastic bin/tote. I have a small kitchen with limited storage as well so I understand your frustration!

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Hi Pat,

    Here's a project that was done by another Hometalk member that might help you.

    https://www.hometalk.com/35313421/kitchen-island-storage-self-hack


    In addition, when looking for space - look UP. See if you can hang items on your wall - either with a frame, a back board or maybe a rod. Here are some ideas from other Hometalk members. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=kitchen%20storage

  • Roseann8628
    Roseann8628
    on Nov 7, 2018

    If you have the wall space, you might add a dresser or armoire (I see nice ones that are very inexpensive at Goodwill, yard sales...). It may need a coat of chalk paint, but will add a surprising amount of additional storage. Good luck! :)

  • Mona Blake
    Mona Blake
    on Nov 7, 2018

    We built a free standing pantry or if you have room build an islsnd from old cabinets. I go shopping at Habitat for Humailty Restore. If you put wheels on them, they can be moved.

  • Oliva
    Oliva
    on Nov 7, 2018

    For items you use only once or twice a year, install higher wall shelving with a top board to reduce dust settling on items.

  • Oh dear, I hear you! Hopefully you have wall space? You have fantastic suggestions here. In my case, I have only one wall, but that was not enough for all my stuff so I have a shelving unit in my garage where I store the lesser used party sized items or infrequently used items.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Utilize wall space, as suggested above.


    Do you have room for one of these (or more)?

    https://www.hometalk.com/16133861/diy-rolling-jar-storage

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    on Nov 8, 2018

    do you have any open walls? If so you can buy premade freestanding pantry cabinets.

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