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Space-Saving Cabinet Ideas

Rare is the kitchen that has enough storage space, and rarer still is the kitchen that successfully organizes its gear. When planning kitchen cabinets, be sure to incorporate ideas that maximize the use of space. Here we look at a few brilliant concepts that squeeze out every inch of storage and organization.

Toe-kick drawer offers flat storage for potholders, placemats, and more.

Toe-kick drawer offers flat storage for potholders, place mats, and more. ©Don Vandervort, HomeTips



Recently, during a visit to the home of Al & Susie Lewin, we discovered these outstanding space-saving drawers in their kitchen. The inside-corner takes wonderful advantage of space that is otherwise hopelessly unreachable. And the toe-kick drawers are perfect for flat place mats and the like.


Corner drawers is outstanding for reclaiming lost space.

Corner drawers are outstanding for reclaiming lost space. ©Don Vandervort, HomeTips









This vertical cabinet, next to the stove, keeps spices and cooking oils organized and handy. Courtesy of Houzz.


Take advantage of severely vertical space by employing a pull-out knife rack. Note: If small children are in the house, add child-proof safety latches! Courtesy of Houzz.

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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