Kitchen Storage Styles and Trends

Lack of storage is a common problem in many kitchens, but creative solutions can help make the most of your existing space. Check out the latest trends in kitchen storage.

Photo By: Merillat

Photo By: Merillat

Photo By: ClosetMaid

Photo By: Designer, W. David Seidel

Photo By: Designer, Jane Ellison

Photo By: Merillat

Photo By: Designer, Dave Stimmel

Photo By: Merillat

Photo By: Designer, Dave Stimmel

Photo By: Merillat

Wastebasket Pull-Out

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, a greater emphasis on trash collection is a growing trend in kitchen design. These pull-out wastebaskets conceal kitchen refuse while providing easy access. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets

Built-In Wine Storage

The NKBA also reports that the need for wine storage is on the rise. Built-in wine racks can be incorporated into otherwise underused areas of the kitchen, such as corners and small gaps between cabinets and appliances. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets

Walk-In Pantry

Another growing trend in kitchen design, walk-in pantries can be used to store everything from food to dishes to small appliances. Pantry organization systems range from simple wire shelves to sophisticated custom drawers and cabinetry. Image courtesy of Closet Maid

Pantry Pull-Outs

If you don't have the space for a walk-in pantry, consider maximizing cabinet space with pull-out pantry drawers. Pull-outs allow for better access to items in the back of the cabinet. Design by W. David Seidel

Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are a visually appealing storage solution, breaking up the monotony of standard cabinets and serving as a place to display vases, cookbooks and decorative dishes. Design by Jane Ellison

Built-In Organizer

Once offered only by custom cabinet makers, divided utensil drawers and pull-out spice drawers are now available in mid-priced fixtures. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets

Decorative Hutch

A decorative hutch provides storage for both everyday and formal dishes while serving as a beautiful focal point. Design by Dave Stimmel of The Stimmel Consulting Group

Lazy Susan

While the NKBA reports that lazy Susans are losing popularity, they're still a great way to maximize cabinet space by making hard-to-reach spaces more accessible. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets

Hidden Storage

Olive oils and cooking wines are conveniently stored in a narrow pull-out cabinet hidden behind an architectural feature. Design by Dave Stimmel of The Stimmel Consulting Group

Tray Divider Pull-Out

Tray dividers offer easy access and convenient organization for baking pans, cookie sheets and other kitchen items. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets