How to make more space in your kitchen

Get more from your kitchen with these clever storage tips for a sleek and organised space.

Tired of unstacking kitchenware and searching through your cupboards? Our handy storage tips will leave you with a seamless kitchen set up you’ll love to use.

1. Sort it

Assess what’s sitting on your worktops and at the back of your kitchen cupboards. If you haven’t used it in the past 12 months, be ruthless and consider selling, recycling or donating it to charity.

inline_kitchen_200x2102. Store it

Create unusual labels for storage jars using blackboard paint, which you can write and re-write with chalk. They’ll be pretty enough to sit on your worktop and you can change the label depending on the biscuits or teas you have in them!

3. Place it

Think about which items you use frequently when you’re cooking, and store them close to the cooker. Saucepans can be kept in a cupboard near the oven, while everyday items like wooden spoons, salt and pepper can be stored on the worktop near by.

4. Stack it

Place boxes or crates on their sides inside your kitchen cupboards to create mini shelves: it maximises your cupboard space and makes it easier to see everything at a glance.

5. Hang it

If your cupboards are bursting at the seams, you could try asking a professional to carefully secure a chain from your kitchen ceiling or cupboard unit, before securing meat hooks at various points – a great way to hang posts, pans and utensils.

Tip of the week:

For small utensils you want to keep close at hand, try fixing a plank of wood to your wall and screwing in some cup hooks to hang them from. Don’t forget to paint or varnish to match you scheme!


Three key pieces

Cook’s Collection storage jar with oak lid General store hessian baskets Kilner klip top jar

Cook’s Collection storage jar with oak lid, £6; general store hessian baskets (set of 3), £16;
Kilner klip top jar, £4