The kitchen holds the mantle of being the most vital area in a home, given its constant activity and high footfall. As expected, there are many aspects to its design. When a kitchen isn’t designed with sufficient attention to storage, a host of kitchen storage problems can plague your everyday life. However, with the help of our kitchen storage concepts, these problems can be easily resolved.

Let’s see what the most common problems associated with kitchen storage are and also how to solve them easily. 

Problem #1: I can’t access cooking essentials quickly

By essentials, we mean spices, condiments, oils, sauces, herbs, etc. 

Solution: Open Storage

You may like the seamless quality of completely closed storage. You may also prefer the fact that closed storage can be easier to maintain. However, open storage will save you precious time while cooking during those busy mornings. So, have at least some open shelves because this is one kitchen storage idea that will get you through those busy days when you are juggling a ton of things.


“Worried about open storage getting grimy? Use high-gloss laminate or acrylic finish. For affordability, use glass shelves.”

Problem #2: I can’t reach the extreme corners of my kitchen

This would typically be the corner space in a L or U-shaped kitchen. 

It’s revolving so you won’t even have to reach out

Solution: Corner Carousel Units

You might think this is an expensive kitchen accessory, but let us tell you it’s worth its weight in gold. This corner space is essentially dead space until you salvage it. And these revolving shelves make this entire space usable without batting an eyelid!

Problem #3: Where do I fit my pots and pans?

If we may add, where you can see them and don’t have to hunt!

Keep the vessels you need everyday handy

Solutions: Hooks, racks or magnetic strips

When it comes to pots and pans, they may fit into your cabinet space. However, they don’t always fit inside like a glove. Moreover, visibility is important when it comes to vessels that you need every day.

There are three kitchen storage ideas that can help you solve this problem. Firstly, you can add hooks to hang your pots and pans. Secondly, you can add a rack to keep the pots and pans that you use frequently handy. Thirdly, magnetic strips provide a one-touch solution to wall-mount these vessels. 

Problem #4: I can’t find ingredients where I kept them

If your kitchen is being used by several people, it might be difficult to find ingredients where you have kept them unless you have a dedicated storage/system in place. Because rarely anyone puts things back in their place, right? 

Can’t lose any ingredients if they are all together

Solution: You need a tall unit with a pantry pull-out

You do not need to explore a number of kitchen storage ideas for this problem because all you need is a tall cabinet. This cabinet, with its size, will fit in all the groceries in your kitchen, so you cannot lose them anymore. A pantry pull-out is a brilliant kitchen storage cabinet idea that can house all your condiments.


“To make life easier, also add a pantry pull-out unit to the tall cabinet so that you can easily access anything you need.” Articles

Problem #5: My countertop is always cluttered

The countertop is usually crowded because you have too many appliances or essentials there. 

Kitchen wall racks can simplify your life

Solution: Wall-mount all your accessories and have in-built appliances

On a design level, you can resolve this issue by getting in-built appliances for your kitchen. More space can be saved if you wall mount essentials like chopping boards and knives. This will leave more room for you to do prep work.

Also Read: 10 Trendy Kitchen Trolley Designs for Your Kitchen

Problem #6: Where do I keep every day vegetables like potatoes and onions?

What happens to vegetables that don’t require refrigeration? PS: I don’t want to use up floor space by adding a basket rack.

Let your veggies breathe

Solution: You need wicker baskets!

Has anybody told you about wicker baskets, which are one of the most revolutionary kitchen storage ideas in the modular age? These baskets allow the vegetables to breathe and keep them fresh. They are also light and easy to wash. The best part is that these baskets fit into modular settings perfectly, and hence are great as modular kitchen storage options!

Problem #7: I can never find a spoon or ladle when I need one. What do I do?

Might be pertinent for those who cannot find forks, soup spoons or beaters, too.

Sort the spoons into trays

Solution: Get a cutlery tray and you are sorted!

One simple kitchen storage accessory that can solve your problem is called the cutlery tray. This tray has slots for different kinds of cutlery so that you can find them in one place. And if you have a lot of cutlery, use two of these trays by installing them in two different drawers. We don’t want the spoons and forks to fight for space, do we?

Problem #8: How do I ensure that my precious China plates do not get chipped?

For placing them on top of each other is really not helping!

The idea is to make sure that they don’t crash into each other

Solution: A thali basket will solve your problem

Utilise your lowermost drawer to install a kitchen accessory called the thali basket. This basically is a stand for the plates with some space between them, so that they do not clash with each other and get chipped. 

Problem #9: How to store my glassware (wine glasses & all)

Every time you pull out a glass from a cabinet, you are sure to find dust, and that’s not something you would want.

For the best kitchen storage, hang them upside down

Solution: Hang glasses upside down for optimised kitchen storage

If the rims of your glasses are strong enough, you can hang most of them upside down. This kitchen storage allows no dust to accumulate in your glassware. Not only that, when you hang the glasses, you keep them away from the cabinet, thereby reducing the chances of them getting chipped.

Problem #10: My appliances are taking up too much counter space

Plus, keeping them away from the counter isn’t letting you use your appliances easily when you need them.

A tall unit is a perfect kitchen storage hack for small kitchens and compact spaces

Solution: Store appliances in your tall unit

Having one dedicated tall unit for keeping appliances can help you battle your storage woes. Specifically suited for grinders, mixers and ovens, a tall unit is a vertical storage that can make access to these electronic appliances easier, while hiding visual clutter and saving you much-needed counter space.

Problem #11: I want a 4-burner gas stove, but I don’t want it to look bulky

Having a 4-burner gas stove speeds up your cooking time, but is a freestanding gas stove still a good idea in modern urban kitchens?

A tall unit is a perfect kitchen storage hack for small kitchens and compact spaces

Solution: Built-in hobs/gas stoves can save the day

In our fast-paced lives, it’s normal to want to devote less time to cooking, while not compromising on the number of dishes being made. Having a 4-burner gas stove allows you to cook multiple items simultaneously. However, having a 4-burner freestanding gas stove can make your kitchen counter look cluttered, especially if you have a small kitchen.

What we are going to suggest below might not seem like a traditional kitchen storage idea, but it’s an important consideration for modular kitchen storage. So, what are we recommending? Opt for built-in hobs or gas stoves that can hide visual clutter like concealed wires.

Not only will built-in hobs give a seamless look to the kitchen, but it will also make cooking modern, fast and convenient by taking away the need for lighters or matchsticks with its pulse ignition feature!

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