Jennifer Tucker
Jennifer Tucker
  • Hometalker
  • Piedmont, SC

Add Vertical Storage to Empty Kitchen Space in 20 Minutes

$3-10
20 Minutes
Easy

Do you have any unused vertical space in your kitchen? Don't you hate it when you have something that you keep losing track of because it doesn't have a proper home?
wasted space in the kitchen, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas
For me it's my little collection of food magazines. I have a rather small collection and some of them are a few years old. But I do like to keep them on hand for reference when I creating new recipes. They are a bit big and floppy to keep on the shelf with my cookbooks so I've been tucking them in various places around the kitchen. Bad plan, believe me.
This is what the space looked like before . . .
wasted space in the kitchen, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas
Since I knew it wouldn't need to hold much weight (I mainly just collect food mags when the mood strikes) I didn't worry about anchoring the rail or the wooden ledge at all. I used 2 small corner braces under the ledge to attach it to the cabinet wall and they are quite sturdy.
wasted space in the kitchen, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Jennie Maxwell
    on Jan 7, 2016

    What is the name of the color on the cabinets in the picture? I like the idea, but I really like the color chosen for those cabinets!!!

  • Rena Noele
    on Sep 18, 2016

    Is the metal bar a towel rack or something from IKEA? Please tell me what it is and where you bought it?

    • Rena Noele
      on Sep 19, 2016

      Thanks for letting me know where it came from because I like the slim line. Most Hometalk posts list what was used in the project, without needing to follow links.

  • Eileen Martin
    on Apr 13, 2017

    What is the ziploc box thing

    • Shariw1007
      on Apr 27, 2017

      This is part of a slide show with "11 different kitchen storage hacks!" The ziploc box is for the first hack for storing your spice packets. It has nothing to do with this one!!

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  • Linda Abate
    on Mar 12, 2018

    Love your idea of using a tower bar and a piece of wood to house your cookbooks. Definitely a great way to free up a counter or cabinet if you keep them hidden. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tammy Bogle Glidewell
    on Jan 30, 2019

    A good idea for mail that comes in.

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