Upcycling Projects for Kitchen Storage

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by

If there’s one space that always seems to need more storage, it’s the kitchen. While cabinets and drawers can seem really small, with a few, simple upcycling projects, you can maximize the space in your kitchen to store everything you need. Read on for five DIY projects from the flooring and design experts at Carrollton Carpet Mills of America that can help make your kitchen feel roomy.

1. Dresser Island
An old or interesting dresser can be put in the middle of the kitchen to create a unique island with lots of storage. Add some dividers in the drawers and cutting boards on top to make the most use of your space.

2. Pegboard Pan Board
Paint a pegboard to match your kitchen cabinets and walls and hang it up in an unobtrusive spot. Pots, pans, strainers, utensils, and anything else with a handle can be hung on it by simply adding metal hooks, creating more space in cupboards and drawers for other important kitchen tools.

3. Ladder Rack
Find a funky-looking old ladder, attach hooks to the rungs, and hang it from the kitchen ceiling. This way, you can hang your pots from the hooks, making room in cabinets for bowls and pans. For a truly unique option, if your ceiling is high enough, you may consider painting and suspending an old wooden sled.

4. Ingredient Containers
Dress up old tin cans or mason jars and use them for spice and baking storage. Paint them or cover them with contact paper to match your kitchen and pour your spices and flour, sugar, and other baking ingredients inside. You may also use these upcycled containers to hold utensils, kitchen scissors, whisks, and other tools.

5. Tin Can Rack
Paint tin cans and then stack them on their sides to make a pyramid. Glue them together to make a wine rack. Use big cans for standard wine bottles or smaller cans for beer bottles. Small cans can also be glued together to make a mini-spice rack.

For more ideas on how to make your kitchen space work for you, turn to the design experts at Carpet Mills of America. A leading provider of kitchen cabinets, countertops, and hardwood, tile, and vinyl flooring in Carrollton, our design experts would be happy to advise you. To learn more about our flooring options, stop by our show room or give us a call at (972) 418-6606 for a free in-home consultation.