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Innovative Cabinet Storage Ideas

These days, there is more to new cabinets than just good looks. A good cabinet must be visually pleasing but also must be able to store your items efficiently. Many manufacturers are now focusing on unique and innovative ways to increase the functionality of their cabinet lines. Regardless of the size of your kitchen, bathroom, garage, closet or other room in your home, you need to make the most of the space you have. If you're like most people you probably have a lot of stuff and it's always difficult to find the best spot for each item.  Below, we have provided some examples of current innovative storage trends for your home. These ideas can make your life easier and more organized.  Don't forget to view the video to the left so you can visualize some of the cabinet storage options described below.

Kitchen Storage for Trash Containers

If you have a kitchen, you’re going to have trash and you’re going to need a place for it. One of the most popular options for trash storage is the slide out cabinet that holds either one or two full size kitchen trash cans. Many of these cabinets also come with a separate compartment for holding the trash bags which makes replacing old trash bags quick and easy.

Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan consists of a rotating tray perfect for storing all types of kitchen essentials such as pots and pans, canned foods, spices and even glassware. These are most often found in a corner cabinet located below the counter. A Lazy Susan usually has a single cabinet door with a hinge in the middle allowing it to cover a 90 degree angle space.

Kitchen Sink Pullout Tray for Sponges and Scrub Brushes

Kitchen sink pullout trays are usually found in front of the sink and consist of a small tray that holds your wet sponges and cleaning brushes. This is an ideal way to make use of a small space where you’ll usually have wet items that need to be stored away.

Pegged Drawers

Tired of your plates shifting around when you open your drawers? The solution is pegged storage. Inside each drawer, you can have movable pegs to ensure that your plates stay in the same spot no matter how many times you open and close that drawer.

Gliding Basket Drawers

Gliding Basket Drawers have become more and more popular as a visually pleasing way to store items. These can be found in kitchens, closets and bathrooms and are perfect for storing linens. You can line the baskets with a fabric that meets your design needs for the room. Changing the color of the paint in the room? Easy, just use different fabric lining for each basket!

Door Mounted Spice Racks

If you are lacking in counter space, a door mounted spice rack is a good idea to conserve space. Many cabinet manufacturers have uniquely designed shelving that is attached to the cabinet door allowing you to store your spices and any other cylindrical containers. You’ll also see complete spice rack drawers that pull out.

Under-Cabinet Storage

Why not show off those new wine glasses you purchased? To add style and functionality to your kitchen space, installing wine glass hanging mounts on the underside of your cabinets will show off your glasses as well as make practical use of space. Don’t keep your glasses in the dark anymore! Other options for under-cabinet storage include wine bottle storage and utensil storage.


Dividers are perfect for keeping your dishes and serving trays organized. You’ll typically see wood or metal dividers inside a cabinet door. However, if you’d like to display your new plates, you might want to consider wooden dividers inside the cabinet that are not covered by the cabinet door.

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