9 ways to keep your kitchen organised

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  • Kitchens aren’t just places to cook and eat any more, they’re family living spaces and hubs of activity

    Kitchens can be chaotic at the best of times, so consider the flow of movement around the space and plan storage for each individual function for a room that works hard without fuss.

    1. Multi-tasking furniture

    Opt for built-in banquette seating to house a range of deep drawers and practical pull-out baskets. For similar benches, try a selection, Wayfair. Baskets, from £38 each, Neptune

    2. Peg rack to hang kitchenalia

    Save critical drawer space by hanging up essential utensils. For a similar rack, try the reclaimed rack, £129, Seagirl and Magpie range, Notonthehighstreet.com

    3. Freestanding shelving units

    Open shelving are also great storage saviours if you lack cupboard space. Open shelving can look messy, so add trugs, boxes and containers to keep your kitchenalia in check. Shelving, £39.99, Homebase.
    Painted crates, £30 for two, Next. Apple crates, £19 each; zinc bucket, £21;
    all The Orchard Home and Gifts range, Notonthehighstreet.com

    4. Open view wall of shelves

    Capacious open shelves are a modern alternative to a bulky kitchen dresser – make a style statement by painting them in a dark, striking colour

    For a similar paint, try the Pitch Blue Estate Emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

    5. Island unit ledges

    Swap deep or cluttered cupboards for in-built island ledges to give your favourite china a place to stand out

    6. Slide and hide storage

    Whether you want to show off antique buys or shut away clutter, who wouldn’t want this catch-all cupboard with sliding doors? Even shallow shelves can hold plenty when they span a wide wall area

    7. Wheel this portable island in when you need an extra prep surface

    Bramante kitchen bar, £299, Made.com

    8. Mugs, pots, plants – hang them all here

    Copper kitchen storage rack, £40, The Contemporary Home

    9. Pack bulky jars and bottles into a sturdy wooden apple crate

    Knagglig box, £5, Ikea

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