Genius kitchen storage ideas to take your organising to the next level

There’s a special kind of feeling designated for the glory of perfectly organising your kitchen cupboards, if you ask me. I’ve recently boosted my kitchen cupboards with some divider inserts and not only have they given me more usable space to keep all the kitchen paraphernalia I have (*must* do a declutter), they also make finding everything SO much easier – all within sight and wonderfully organised. Marie Kondo would be proud. Well, I am, at least.

The dividers were actually recommended by @kbbmagazine freelance journo Charlotte @luxfordinteriors who has come up with a whole range of genius kitchen storage ideas. From easy things you can fit into an existing kitchen to some super-useful ideas to integrate into a new kitchen design if you’re renovating.

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Genius kitchen storage ideas to help you get organised

Now this is handy. Bulthaup’s b3 Function Box and knife block has a chopping board built in that flips down when you need it. It costs £3,200. There’s also the Function box for spice rack and jars, £2,900. These ideas need to be purchased as part a Bulthaup b3 kitchen, with prices from £50,000, available from Hobson’s Choice.
The Yamazaki under-shelf rack in wood and metal in White, £48, from Amara, simply slips onto a shelf and voila: extra space for all those things you need close to hand.
A dinner service can take up a lot of room in the cupboard and often leaves wasted space so a more efficient way to store them is to go for deep crockery drawers instead. These smart removable plate organisers with handles allow you to easily lift all your dinner plates out in one go and safely carry them to wherever you’re dishing up. Shown is the Decadent kitchen range in Grafton Shaker style in Copse Green, from £25,000, Life Kitchens.
Want a home bar? How’s this for a way to use up a small, potentially wasted space? The bespoke integrated wine rack in oak, is part of Harvey Jones Shaker kitchen, from £2,500 for an 800mm wide rack. Harvey Jones kitchens start from £20,000.
Ok, so you want an amazing breakfast cupboard, but you’re a little tight on space? Walk this way. This Tillingham breakfast cupboard has been designed to house a small coffee machine and toaster – keeping the main worktops clear and clutter free. The internal tray pulls out when the appliances are in use so the toaster is easily accessible and can be used safely. Davonport kitchens start from £30,000.
Think outside the box when designing your island storage and opt for V-shaped drawers. This revolutionary design from ELK offers twice the amount of storage than a conventional carcass kitchen but uses half the materials. The pull-out systems come in a range of options from fruit and spice drawers to those that hold cutlery, plates or even sewing supplies. ELK kitchens by Searle & Taylor start from £35,000.
Utilising the space just underneath the counter of an island is a great way to sneak in extra storage. The end unit is perfect for a makeshift home working station, with a drawer for stashing chargers, notepads, laptop and stationery, while the additional drawers are handy for keeping items like cutlery within easy reach of the dining table. Shown is a Higham Furniture bespoke kitchen in Little Greene’s French Grey and Basalt, costing around £39,000. Photography: Derek Shepherd, Fourwalls.

Make reaching into tall cupboards perched on a dining chair a thing of the past with a shelf that pulls out and down.
Kesseböhmer iMove drop-down shelf in an Anthracite and Oak finish is available from Second Nature. Prices start from £250 for a single iMove shelf, with full Kitchens starting from £15,000.
Bench seating off the back of an island isn’t just a clever space saver, it’s also got the added bonus of extra storage stowed away under the seat – perfect for tidying away homework books, kitchen linen and those other random items. This design is part of a John Lewis of Hungerford Shaker kitchen, finished in Earl Grey and Birch with a Flash Blue Honed granite worktop. From £28,000.
Now this is a GREAT idea. No more soggy sponges and brushes lying around by the sink – yes please. Orford wet store tray in seasoned oak and metal, £160, Neptune.
You know that space under the sink where the pipes are? It’s usually a cupboard where cleaning things are shoved and organisation is not great, let’s be honest. Enter Blum‘s clever Sink drawer in a Legrabox drawer box with Ambia Line internal storage organisation. A similar drawer unit from Schmidt would start from £300.
When it comes to genius kitchen storage ideas, look inside your cupboard doors! This Kitchens International Leicht Cookware centre features moveable shelves, utensil holders, wire racks, hanging rails and slim-line drawers. Priced from £1,455 for a 600mm unit or £2,308 for the 900mm width shown.
Incorporating drawers underneath your built-in appliances is a smart way to ensure you’ve got everything to hand right when you need it, whether it’s cups and capsules for the coffee machine or utensils for what’s cooking in the oven. Neat. Rational kitchens start from £10,000.
This pull-out base unit features a clever chopping board with cut-out to the waste bin below, plus an integrated knife block. MIA range by Carlo Cracco for Scavolini. MIA by Carlo kitchens are priced from £15,000.

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