Keeping your kitchen organized feel like a challenge. But staying tidy in style isn’t as difficult as it seems. With the proper shelving, functional storage, and a thought-out plan of attack, your kitchen can transform into a space that is equal parts clutter-free and gorgeous.
ACCENTS THAT SERVE BOTH FUNCTION AND FORM
A simple tray can do wonders for your kitchen when it comes to keeping organized. Instead of scattering items across your kitchen countertops—cream and sugar, fruit, mail—a decorative tray can create a sense of structure.
A WALL MOUNTED DISH RACK
The kitchen in Michael Bruno’s Tuxedo Park home features a gorgeous wooden dish rack, perfect for storing dishes neatly and displaying decorative plates.
A GLASS-ENCLOSED ARMOIRE
For those with a stylish collection of dishware, a glass-enclosed armoire is a great way to display goods. Plus–it provides exapands storage real estate–and looks great, too.
By opting for cabinets in varying sizes—deep drawers, wide doors, slim nooks—it is easier to store things based on shape, size, and type. Not only are you optimizing your storage, but you’re also creating targeted zones for specific items.
FLOATING SHELVES AND MATCHING CERAMICS
This contemporary kitchen uses simple floating shelves to stash dishware, which all coordinate for an added touch of uniformity.
SHELVED ISLAND AND CURTAINED CABINET ORGANIZATION
A rustic kitchen is kept tidy with a shelved island for easy access to kitchenware, and unique curtained cabinets which keep other items out of site.
A collection of glimmering copper pans best not be tucked out of sight. In this kitchen in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a set is hung along a rack above the range and below the exhaust hood, presenting the showpiece cookware smartly at eye level (and making it more accessible).
UNIFORM SHELVING ACCENTS
Simple shelving in an ultra-violet kitchen boasts a uniform feel, with coordinating decor. Matching planters and cups, monochromatic vases, and tall stacks of CD’s make the space orderly and organized.
In a glamorous Paris apartment, the kitchen stays organized with custom-made, walnut-veneer kitchen island and cabinetry. The stools are by Mater Design, the ovens and refrigerator are by Gaggenau and the sink fittings are by Franke.
RETRO KITCHEN ORGANIZATION
Marble tiles in this impeccably clutter-free kitchen of London designer Colin Radcliffe’s Notting Hill townhouse set the foundation for a clean space. The cabinetry is custom made, and the refrigerators are by Liebherr.
Open shelving in this bright Connecticut kitchen puts dishware on display. It also features sink fittings by Waterworks, stools by York Street Studio, a range by Wolf and Benjamin Moore’s White Dove on the walls.
DARK AND SLEEK KITCHEN ORGANIZATION
This über-clean Tahoe kitchen features sleek cabinetry by Bulthaup, a stove and hood by Gaggenau, a sink by Blanco with Dornbracht fittings, an oven by Miele, quartzite countertops, custom-made stools covered in an Edelman leather and vintage chairs by Pierre Paulin which are upholstered in a mohair by Kneedler Fauchère.
RUSTIC SUBDUED SHELVING
This New York kitchen features a vintage marble island on a moveable steel base, and plenty of room for storing pots and pans. The pendant lights are from Rewire, the stove is by BlueStar, the shelves are made from reclaimed wood and the floor is made of concrete.
This bright and modern Pacific Palisades kitchen features a hanging pot rack to keep kitchenware in order. The barstools are from Organic Modernism, 1920s pendant lights are from Thanks for the Memories, the Carrara marble tiles are by Walker Zanger and the stove is by Viking.