4. CREATE AN ISLAND LIBRARY

Passionate home chefs accumulate lots of cookbooks over the years, but not always the space to store them. Volumes kept near the stove can become scruffy and grease-spattered and perhaps don’t merit being displayed prominently.

How about this, though: neat shelves on the end of an island? The books are visible — and add color — without being central to the design of the kitchen, and they’re easy to grab when you’re searching for a recipe.

5. HIGH AND DRY

A seemingly long-forgotten kitchen storage solution is making use of vertical space by hanging pots and pans high. This also works for kitchen towels as well as long-handled ladles.

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6. GO INDUSTRIAL

Industrial details in the kitchen can work great for storage. Pipes can be repurposed to hang things from, boards can be converted to shelves, and old flooring can be converted to cupboards. If you want a truly unconventional kitchen look, then this is the kitchen storage solution for you!

7. TRY AN ÉTAGÈRE FOR ADDED HEIGHT