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Kitchen storage solutions

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Organising a kitchen with clever storage solutions can create more space to prepare food and make pantry items and cooking essentials easier to access.


Check out these inspiring storage ideas shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if we can help revamp your kitchen.


1. Slimline pull-out spice rack by @DIYology


Workshop member DIYology utilised the gap next to their fridge by creating a storage solution for spices and condiments, and you can build your own by following our step-by-step guide with a full list of tools and materials.




2. Butler's pantry by @Acewoodhome


Workshop member Acewoodhome transformed a standard walk-in pantry into a stylish and practical butler’s pantry. With plenty of shelving, dedicated containers and labelling, it’s easy to keep organised and tidy.




3. Kitchen storage cupboard with wine rack by @DiamondDave


Workshop member Diamond Dave used recycled pallet timber to create an affordable kitchen storage cupboard with wine rack.




4. Open kitchen shelving by @Danny2


Danny used food-grade timber panels, rope, galvanised pipes and a curtain rod to create stylish open shelving with minimal drilling.




5. Corner pantry by @cattb


While renovating an old miner's cottage, Workshop member cattb moved the pantry from the middle of the kitchen to an unused corner and lined the walls with VJ panelling.




6. Vertical tray and pan kitchen storage by @JustJim


Finding the right baking tray, cooling rack, pot lid or roasting pan is easy with JustJim's custom rack fitted into a kitchen cabinet.




7. Spotted Gum kitchen island by @dean


Dean used recycled hardwood pallets to build a rustic kitchen island that has plenty of storage in drawers and on the bottom shelf.




8. Changing kitchen cupboards to drawers by @pete_brig


Pete found that replacing kitchen cupboards with drawers can make cooking essentials easier to access.




9. Tiered corner spice rack by @aly 


Member aly turned simple spice racks into a space-saving corner unit by screwing the racks into plywood panels.




10. Kitchen island using tool trolley by @Karlster69 


Workshop member Karlster69 transformed a tool trolley into a kitchen island that stores cups, plates, cutlery, appliance accessories, baking dishes and pots. By adding a hardwood panel on top with an overhang, they also created an extra space for food preparation and dining.




How to build a slimline spice rack


Maximise space in your kitchen by creating your own slimline spice rack that can fit neatly in a gap beside the fridge.




How to build a mobile kitchen island


Create this industrial-style mobile island for your kitchen in just a few hours by following the step-by-step guide How to build a mobile kitchen island.




More inspiration for your kitchen


Renovating a kitchen enables you to create a functional and beautiful space for cooking and entertaining. It can also add significant value to your home, so it’s important to plan well and get it right. See How to plan a kitchen renovation by experienced Workshop member Adam Woodhams.


And check out our Top 10 most popular storage projects and Top 10 most popular kitchen projects for more project inspiration.


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