1) DARK PRODUCE BASKETS

If you think about some of the most commonly purchased produce items; potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots, avocados, etc. you’ll find that these are items that should be kept somewhere dark and in baskets so air can circulate around them keeping them fresher for longer, but most homes don’t have designated storage space for these fruits and veggies. We love these pull out/removable baskets from Burlanes, as you can remove them to dump onion skins and loose bits and move them onto the counter for easier food prep.

2) DRAWER CUPBOARDS

Sometimes you need a cupboard face to balance out the visual the symmetry of a kitchen, but drawers are far more functional for your needs, which is why we love drawers that look like cupboards like these from Decor Pad. Perfect for spices, bottles, cans and dry goods, these spaces add so much function to a kitchen while keeping the style and symmetry that is also highly desired.

3) CONVENIENCE CUPBOARDS

You’ve probably heard of an appliance garage before, but have you ever heard of a “convenience cupboard”? This example from Marvel Cabinetry in Calgary is essentially an oversized appliance garage, with doors that tuck beside the body of the cabinet, providing a cavity that is deep enough for your coffee machine, microwave and other odds and ends. The nice thing about this is that you can keep it open day to day if you please and close it up when you have guests or get tired of the visual clutter. Ingenious.

4) SINK TILT DRAWER

Almost every kitchen has a faux panel at the front of a sink to hide the sink basin, but we love to take function to the next level which is why we love this tilt drawer from The Hardware Hut; the perfect location to keep your kitchen sponge, scrub brush, steel wool or dishcloth, with convenient access and no visual clutter. Win win.

5) TOEKICK STORAGE

Have you ever thought about the wasted storage space under your base cabinets? It’s 4 inches of height that isn’t being used at all! This toe kick storage idea from Driven By Decor is brilliant and the perfect place to store serving dishes that are infrequently used, or even kid’s craft supplies or the dog’s bowls. What would you do with all that extra storage space?

6) APPLIANCE GARAGE

It’s so convenient to have certain items out on the counter all the time, but let’s face it, they’re messy looking and add to the visual clutter of a space. We’ve probably mentioned this before, but, we love appliance garages like this one from Medallion Cabinetry! They are the perfect way to keep that counter clutter to a minimum while never having to drag out a coffee pot, mix master or toaster ever again! Talk about ideal!