7 Kitchen Designs That Make Life Easier

If you’ve perused Pinterest lately in search of kitchen storage ideas, you know there are thousands of images floating around, depicting various space-saving and storage tricks. Here’s a roundup of current favorites to file away for any future kitchen remodels.

Above: A wall-mounted dish rack frees up countertop space; image via Fab. For more ideas, see 5 Favorites: Space-Saving Dish Racks.

Above: Kitchen design company Viola Park integrated this knife block into a stainless steel backsplash. For more ideas, see 5 Quick Fixes: Knife Storage.

Above: An attractive dustpan displayed in easy reach encourages clean up; see more at Domestic Science: Vipp Dustpan and Brush.

Above: A drawer outfitted for upright flatware storage; see more at Drawer Divider Roundup.

Above: Tension rods as cabinet dividers and cutting board storage; via Martha Stewart.

Above: A clever pull-out cutting board; photo via DIY Network. For more pull-out storage, see 5 Quick Fixes: Spice Rack Solutions.

Above: A dog bowl drawer, via Better Homes and Gardens.

Now that you have ample storage options, do you really need all those wares? Look to Bea Johnson’s advice on how to live with less.

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Dani C.
Dani C.2 years ago

That all white kitchen (2nd pic) looks like a hospital break room
Other ideas okay

Azaima A.
Azaima A.2 years ago

might try it

Jules S.
juliana S.2 years ago

some very smart ideas and aesthetically pleasing, too!

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Dale O.

Interesting, some of these ideas.

Mac C.
mac C.2 years ago

I have the pull-out cutting board in my 1960 kitchen--- pretty rough when we moved in but got it looking beautiful and clean, like new. Glad to see it may be used in a new kitchen. Love all the ideas, especially the wall-mounted dish rack. Thanks.

greenplanet e.
greenplanet e.2 years ago

Thanks for the ideas.

Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.2 years ago

great ideas ! thanks

Joy Wong
Joy Wong2 years ago

Thanks for the ideas.

Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants2 years ago

thank you