Add Vertical Storage to Empty Kitchen Space in 20 Minutes

Jennifer Tucker
by Jennifer Tucker
20 Minutes
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?
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 . . .
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.
Jennifer Tucker
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  • Rena Noele 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?

  • Eileen Martin Eileen Martin on Apr 13, 2017
    What is the ziploc box thing

  • Katherine Katherine on Nov 01, 2019

    Where did you find this kind of magazine rack and how did you attach the TOP railing to the cabinet?

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