Store It With Built-In Cabinets

Today's blog post focuses on identifying and utilizing those unused spaces in your kitchen. We've been inspired by This Old House Magazine and found some creative and beautiful ways to... well, store your stuff, with built-in cabinetry.

An under-the-counter wine rack will keep your bottles within arm's reach. It also keeps the corks moist and is a beautiful way to display your favorite (or most used) vintages. 

In new home construction and remodels we're seeing a reemergence of mud room storage. After all, your mudroom should be functional! The set-up (above) utilizes a storage bench with a hinged lid and plenty of space beneath for the tips of your kids' muddy boots. Wall hooks give jackets, bags and hats a home. And the top shelf adds even more storage. 

Kitchen cabinets can contain more wasted space than you think. One of our favorite storage solutions is the pantry kit, above. If you're remodeling or building a new kitchen, the pantry kit is a must-have!

all photos via This Old House

If you're building or remodeling your home, considering transforming that wasted space under the stairs into a functional and fabulous focal point. And who couldn't use a few more drawers and cabinets?

What item in your kitchen gets used more frequently than the plate? Plate rack cabinet inserts are a great way to put your plates within arm's reach, while displaying them beautifully. Want to double the functionality? Get some under-cabinet hooks to hang your morning coffee cups!

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2. Sosena wrote:
I needed extra space for vdeois and DVDs and didn't want to spend a high amount of money for what local stores offered. This seemed like the a cheap, easy solution. It is what it is pictured to be, a cheap metal rack that hangs on a door. It only holds VCR tapes in the cardboard sleeves and still lays flat against the door. If you put in DVD cases or the hard plastic VCR tape cases it causes it to stick out more. Still for the money, it serves it's purpose. It also rattles against the door if you move the door. If you want something perfect, you have to pay more.

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If you have an L shaped coetnur. You measure from the corner to each end. Bring in both measurements to the store.The measurements should equal the combined cabinet measurements.You need to add 1 1/2" for an overhang at the end, where it's open.(where it doesn't end into a wall).At appliance openings, (like for a stove) the coetnur top stops even with the cabinet edge below it.

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