Were things a little tight in your kitchen over Christmas?
Did you find yourself scrambling in the backs of cabinets trying to find everything for the big family get together?
If you could use a little more storage (and who couldn’t?) we’ve got some ideas on how to make use of that empty space at the end of your kitchen cabinets.
Optimal reach zone
Studies have shown that the area between 15-48in/38-123cm above the floor is where most people can comfortably reach. Concentrating your most often used items within this zone is a great way to keep your kitchen accessible and more comfortable to use.
Add some storage
#1) Make or buy a spice rack to keep them organized and easily visible
#2) Add an extra towel rail. Hang more towels by using S-hooks on the rail
#3) Create broom or mop storage for a tall closet. Be sure to include shelves for cleaners
#4) Get organized with a mini-file system or even just a simple cork or black-board
#5) Show off your decorative dishware or serving plates
#6) Mount some shelves to store dried goods in jars
#7) Create a key and/or cell phone area
#8) Add a wine rack
#9) Display your favorite cookbooks or magazines
#10) Keep your pots and pans close at hand
Now that you’ve got some ideas running around in your head. What kind of extra storage will you be able to fit at the end of your cabinets?
Share your plans with us in the comments section below