Do you think you are clever? Well, if you have a small kitchen, then you really have to be. Or at least try to think this way most of the time.
I speak from personal experience. For the past 20 years I’ve cooked holiday meals, dinner parties and everyday meals in a teeny, tiny kitchen. I know what it is like to squeeze every drop out of the space you’ve got. I also understand what “kitchen envy” is like, when you see those kitchen islands and yummy extra space in other people’s kitchens. You rub your hands together, thinking of the waffle irons you could put there. But, alas!
Well, we’ve found you some great inspiration here for your small kitchen and storage solutions. Here are 40 ideas – from cabinet DIY, wall hanging, pegboard, under the shelves ideas and many more. Is it going to surprise you to know that you can even use that skinny space next to the fridge – or have you already put it to good use?
Whether you are new to DIY and organizing or more experienced, there is a project here to get excited about. Best of all, when you are done with them, your family and friends will enjoy the results of your efforts. So whether you want something you can do in a few hours or a couple of weekends, we’ve got the ideal DIY just for you.
Always remember – if you’ve got a small kitchen, then you’ve got to make the most of the space you’ve got. Think first about what you do with the space & then pick the projects that work for you. Happy DIY-ing!
Small appliance storage cabinet
Got a small kitchen? Try adding this tiny cabinet to hold your kitchen appliances.
DIY Hanging Mason Jar Storage
In your kitchen, space is everywhere. It is up to you to find it!
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Make a Small Kitchen Storage Area Stand Out with Dark Paint
Here is a terrific way to make your kitchen look great. Follow these tips to have a small kitchen with big style.
Fan Housing Baskets for Overhead Storage
Be eco-friendly and space efficient with this overhead storage. You can keep everything you need handy.
Two Tier Drawer Spice Rack
Now this is an organizational marvel! If you cook, you’re going to want a spice rack like this.
DIY Canned Food Cabinet Tutorial
That teeny space by the fridge is something to make use of. Store your canned goods!
Under the kitchen sink bag storage
Don’t those plastic bags from the grocery store pile up? Here is a way to store them out of the way.
Kitchen Storage How Do You Contain Your Containers
This is a huge challenge for many – those plastic re-usable containers we all use for leftovers. Follow these tips to get yours under control, especially in a small space.
Build Organized Lower Cabinet Rollouts
Make the most of your kitchen with these lower cabinet rollouts. You’ll use all of the space available!
DIY shelf above the stove
Don’t forget the space above the stove when you are looking for space in the kitchen! Here is a great place to store things.
Small mesh stacking shelf
Shelves can be simple – or super organized. When you are short on space, you’ve got to make it all count!
DIY Kitchen Pot Rack
Having a rack is great, but organizing it is so important. Here are some tips on how to do this and DIY your own rack.
Wine rack and appliance cabinet
Love to entertain? Always keep a bottle of wine handy, with your small appliances in the cabinet below.
Kitchen pegboard organizer
Make your pegboard look pretty and well organized. It will keep your pots where you need them.
How to Build Under Cabinet Drawers
Now this is a real space saver! Add drawers under your cabinet to squeeze every inch out of your kitchen.
3 Basket Storage Bench
Perfect for the kitchen by your table or breakfast nook. Its got storage underneath!
Hanging Microwave Shelf
This shelf makes good use of underneath space. It can hold your microwave.
DIY Coffee Cup Holder
Hang your coffee cups with this DIY project. Its made from a pallet!
How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays
It might surprise you, but there is more space under your sink that you might think. Try this tray system!
Mesh Under Shelf Basket
With a few of these baskets, you can turn a shelf into extra space. Put on your thinking cap to make the most of the space you’ve got!
Rolling Pantry Tutorial
You know that skinny space by the fridge? Its actually usable – as a pantry – here’s how!
Cabinet Door Storage Rack
Keep your kitchen sink or cabinets tidy with door storage. This is a great solution!
Small appliances under cabinet
Keep your kitchen looking tidy. Also have your appliances right where you need them with this efficient and modern cabinet.
DIY A Kitchen Pegboard
Keep your pots and pans right where you can see them. This DIY pegboard is perfect for small kitchens.
Vertical Plate Rack
Store more plates on a shelf that is too wide and not tall enough. You’ve got to make the most of your space.
Like to microwave? Keep it out of the way with this attractive shelf.
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A Smart Effective Wire Shelving Unit for Kitchen Storage
Keep all (or most) of your kitchen items right here, in this wire shelving unit. Look at how well organized it is!
The cutest dang coffee nook you ever did see
Check out IKEA for hooks and rails, as this blogger did. They created a space efficient coffee nook!
Coke bottle spice rack
This vintage piece has lots of charm. But it reminds us that staying organized – keeping the spices you need in large quantities on hand is a good way to set up your kitchen.
Door Organizer by CRAFT
Be eco-friendly and use an old door to hang everything you need for your kitchen. This vertical storage also is a great organizational system.
Getting a metal circular rack that holds all of your coffee cups may be the ideal choice. Especially if you have friends and family over for chit chat.
Shelves Built Into a Staircase
Here is a great project to use every inch of your kitchen. You can make more shelves anywhere, even under the stairs!
If you love to bake or use a blender, then consider creating shelves like this. Large appliances take up a lot of space, but with these shelves, you’ll always know where they are.
How to Build Burner Covers
Here is a great project for you. They say it will double the size of your tiny kitchen!
Multi shelf appliance cabinet
The best thing about a cabinet like this? You can use most of the appliances, right in it!
Big mixer cabinet
Love to use a big mixer regularlly? You need to create a special cabinet for it and your everyday baking goods!
Need your java jolt in the am? Keep your favorite caffeine machine handy with a drawer like this in your kitchen.
Corral Your Utencils
One great way to make your kitchen feel better is to stay well organized. Keep all of your utencils in one place where you can always find them – like this.
Organization inside doors
This is simply amazing. You can add utencils or spice racks, whatever you need the most.
Appliance corner cabinet
Use every space in your kitchen efficiently. Even this corner can hold the microwave and your coffeemaker with all the fixin’s!