February 23, 2012


Dedicate the month of February to your kitchen storage and organization.  The kitchen is one of the easiest spaces to target problem areas because we are in and out of the kitchen every day.  

EVERYONE in the house uses the kitchen, so make sure EVERYONE is on board with where things go.  
William Sonoma

Pots and pans are bulky and difficult to store because they take up a lot of surface area and are not easily stackable.  I suggest investing in a decorative pot rack to hang from the ceiling or a shelf rack to install on an open wall.  Hanging your pots and pans brings visual interest to your kitchen as well as improves accessibility.

The Container Store
For those deep cabinets, purchase installable shallow drawers or turntables. No more bending over and reaching for those items in the back.

Utilize the space on the backside of cabinets and doors with over the door rods and hooks.  Perfect for hanging dish towels, spices, or small kitchen gadgets.

The Container Store
Take the time to go through your pantry.  Every room has a closet that needs to be sorted at least once a year, and the kitchen is no different...we call it a pantry.  Toss outdated ingredients and designate an area to keep a shopping list that all members of the house can add to. Categorize like items and label the shelf or bin they go with.  Take things out of their original packaging and purchase containers you love and can reuse forever.  

Just because it's a small space, doesn't mean it shouldn't look fabulous, so add some design interest with wallpaper or paint.  My favorite pantry makeover is pictured above.  Check out their blog at House of Smiths.

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1 comment:

  1. thanks for the inspiration! now i really want to do something cool to the inside of my pantry...!