Small Kitchen Designs That Work – Storage & Organization Solutions from Schrock and KraftMaid

One of the most important aspects of designing a new kitchen is to consider what tasks you want to accomplish and what storage is needed to support those tasks – general cooking, specialty baking, storage of bulk shopping, storage of special small appliances, etc.

Once you know what you need to store, you can begin looking at the multitude of storage solutions that are available from various cabinetry brands. Shown here are some that you may have seen before, and some that may be new to you. You’ll notice that this specialized type of storage helps you to maximize your available space.

KraftMaid upper cabinet wall filler pullout

What may have been wasted space before can now be useful storage with one of many innovative storage solutions. Cabinetry makers know that designers and homeowners want to get maximum storage per square foot. They’ve taken that need and found many creative solutions. Take for example the spice storage rack by KraftMaid shown above, which is only about 2 or 3 inches wide. It goes to show that cabinetry makers now have storage solutions for every nook and cranny of your kitchen.

KraftMaid base cabinet blind corner with swing out

KraftMaid also offers corner cabinetry options that can be used as alternatives to a Lazy Susan, offering an unprecedented amount of storage space for an otherwise very small corner area.

Schrock also provides many unique and versatile storage solutions. For example, look at the pantry option above. It allows for far more storage than you would expect from a three-foot wide space. Pantries will never be the same!

Schrock Utility organizer holding brooms and cleaning supplies

Schrock has another great narrow cabinetry option, a Utility Organizer that’s only six inches deep. It can serve as a broom closet, or even a small pantry. What could you imagine storing here?

The Kitchen Views Design Team has product knowledge of all the options available for you, and the real-life experience to help you find the best storage solutions for your new kitchen.

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7 Responses to “Small Kitchen Designs That Work – Storage & Organization Solutions from Schrock and KraftMaid”


  1. 1 kitchen cabinets September 8, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    All cabinets looking awesome………

  2. 2 David Anderson October 14, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I like your storage ideas. A good rule of thumb is that the items you use most often should be positioned just above or below bench height, while the things you use the least often should be placed at the very highest and lowest points in the kitchen.

  3. 3 Aurelio the Fridge January 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I just loooove a well-organized space! There’s nothing worse than excessive clutter that detracts from the fabulousness of an otherwise gorgeous kitchen. Cabinets have really come SUCH a long way – so beautiful AND so functional!

  4. 4 small kitchen india May 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Love the kitchen cabinets by Kraftmaid, the deisgns are nice.

  5. 5 Edward Thirlwall February 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    When maximizing whatever kind of space that you have in your house to install storage, it is important to start with the basic part of planning – know what you intend to do with that space the activities that might actually happen within that space. This way, you would know who are your so-called stakeholders. Rather than installing storage solutions that may not be kid-friendly since you have kids who would be most likely to use the storage space, then it is not advisable to do so. Thus, it is always good to know what is the purpose of the area and what type of storage space that would fit in your requirements.

    • 6 National Lumber March 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Hello Edward, we’re happy to see that we have fans in Sydney, Australia! I noticed that you have a self-storage facility that also offers mobile storage modules. Your own blog posting about using such temporary storage during a renovation is a great idea, so I’m sharing it here with our readers. Thank you!

      Temporarily store belongings
      As the project nears its start date, make sure to put household items into storage. This keeps the work area free of clutter and prevents any possessions from getting broken or damaged. There are numerous cheap storage facilities that offer short term contracts. By placing your goods in a storage module you can keep them safe for the duration of your renovation. Doing so also clears out space for construction equipment, work tools, and building supplies. This makes it easier for the actual renovations to be made.


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