6 Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

05 May 2022

Here at The Myers Touch, we believe that a well-designed kitchen needs to be as functional as it is beautiful. In order to create a space that creates beauty and a sense of harmony, your new kitchen needs to have thoughtful and optimised storage.

Read on for some clever kitchen storage ideas that will help you create an organised kitchen that will STAY organised, whilst also look absolutely stunning!

All the storage examples you see below are projects expertly designed by our designers here at The Myers Touch.

1. Add internal drawers to your cabinets.

Traditional kitchen cabinets have a few internal drawers, but they are limited in space and storage options. One clever idea is to install sliding drawers (like SieMatic’s internal MultiMagic system) directly inside of your cabinets, and even add roll-out trays for pots and pans.

Adding internal drawers to your cabinets is a great way to increase the functionality and organisation of your kitchen. By simply installing pull-out drawers inside your existing cabinets, you can instantly increase storage space and make it easier to find what you need.

2. Use dividers or stackable organisers for your deep kitchen drawers.

If you have deep drawers in your kitchen, they can be tricky to keep tidy and orderly. Dividers and stackable organisers can be handy tools for managing your deep drawers. Dividers help to keep items separated and easy to find, while stackable inserts can help to make the most of vertical space. Using these tools can help you avoid the frustration of rummaging through a drawer full of miscellaneous items. They help streamline everything from cutlery and kitchen utensils to spices and snacks, making it easier than ever to keep track of what's in each drawer.

In addition, dividers and stackable organisers can be easily removed, so you can adapt your storage solutions as your needs change. Whether you're looking for a way to plan your crockery or your snacks drawer, dividers and stackable organisers are an effective solution.

3. Maximise overhead space.

When it comes to maximising kitchen space, many people focus on what’s at eye or base level. However, one often overlooked way to optimise your storage is using the overhead (or hard to reach) space. Whether you have a large open-plan kitchen with high ceilings or a small galley-style kitchen with little room to move, overhead space can be a great asset for using every inch of storage capacity.

One effective way to maximise overhead space is to install cabinets or shelves that can be accessed via a ladder. A ladder rail like this one below not only provides an interesting, eye-catching design feature but is also fully functional as it allows the homeowner to slide the ladder across the rail before climbing up, to safely and easily access kitchenware or special decorative items.

What’s more, if you’d prefer not to see it all the time, we can design a niche space on either side of the rail system so that the ladder can be neatly stored away when not in use.

Not only will this storage free up valuable counter space, but it will also help keep the kitchen looking neat and tidy. In addition, overhead storage can also store seldom-used items, such as Christmas tableware or serving platters for parties.

4. Free up worktop space by having a dedicated cabinet for small appliances.

If your kitchen worktops are cluttered and cramped with gadgets, it might be time to dedicate a cabinet to small appliances. This will free up valuable counter space, making it easier to prep meals and clean up afterwards. Plus, it will give your kitchen a clearer and more organised appearance.

When choosing which appliances to store in the cabinet, consider items used daily or that require extra storage, such as that coffee pod machine or Thermomix. This will help keep your worktops clear, but your appliances within easy reach.

5. Utilise awkward corners to store small kitchen items.

In any home, there will always be little corners and nooks that go unused. However, just because it’s a small space doesn't mean it can't be put to good use. There are plenty of ways to utilise those awkward spaces, and often all it takes is a bit of creativity.

For example, coffee pods can be stored and displayed in a corner cupboard near your coffee maker for a cosy breakfast corner. Chopping boards are the perfect size to be slid into narrow spaces between your base cabinets. Our expert kitchen designers can put even the tightest of spaces to good use!

6. Display and store your favourite items with a kitchen dresser.

A kitchen dresser, whether freestanding or integrated, is a perfect way to add a touch of character to your kitchen. Furthermore, a dresser unit in a kitchen-living space also provides a softer and contrasting look in a room and also acts as a transitional point between the kitchen and dining space.

Whether you choose an antique piece or a modern reproduction, a dresser can provide both storage and style. Use it to display your statement pieces and plants, and fill drawers with table linens and gadgets.

When shopping for a kitchen dresser, consider your needs and your personal style. Do you have an extensive collection of plates that you want to keep within easy reach? Or are you looking for a place to store away seasonal items? Once you know what you need, you can start thinking about the style of the dresser that will best suit your space. If your kitchen has a rustic feel, look for a dresser made of reclaimed wood. For a more modern look, try a dresser with clean lines and metallic accents. Whatever your style, a kitchen dresser is a great way to incorporate your personality into your space whilst providing valuable extra storage capacity.

Whether you are looking to maximise your kitchen space or add some character and style, there are many simple tips and tricks that can help. By incorporating overhead cabinets, organising small appliances, using awkward spaces effectively, displaying favourite items with a kitchen dresser, and more, you can make the most out of your kitchen in no time.

For more kitchen design inspiration and organisation ideas, check out our projects page.

And if you’d like help creating your dream kitchen, get in touch with us to arrange an initial chat.