Asked on Dec 28, 2018

How can I use cabinets with missing drawers?

Jeanne JacobsAliceSuellen Hintz


My kitchen cabinets are missing drawers where they should have been. They are now broken and discarded. How can I make this space into functional but attractive space?

6 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Hi Glenda, you could add a piece of wood across the bottom of where the drawer is and make it into a shelf. With the shelf in place you could then slide in a wicker basket to work as a "drawer". Here's an image of what I mean.

  • Nancy landers
    on Dec 28, 2018

    I’ve seen where cardboard boxes were decorated with burlap or other cloth material, then decorated as bins

  • Sal3170064
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Most kitchen drawers are the same. Buy some more. Then if you cannot get the matching ones. Paint them.

    Other than that turn them into shelving by putting in bases for shelves.

  • Suellen Hintz
    on Dec 29, 2018

    Have replacement drawers custom made.

  • Alice
    on Dec 29, 2018

    put a thin board on the bottom of the space. paint/stain. then get baskets that will slip into the space. Or metal wire baskets from a store.

  • Jeanne Jacobs
    on Dec 29, 2018

    I had a dresser with only one drawer, used the open space for different size/ style baskets and I love it!

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