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Clever Ways to Use Every Small, Awkward Space in Your Kitchen - Apartment Therapy

Clever Ways to Use Every Small, Awkward Space in Your Kitchen - Apartment Therapy
From The Kitchn - July 24, 2017

If you have ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with cabinets in standard sizes, which can be a bit of a problem because kitchen sizes are not standardized at all. So what do you do when you have just a few inches at the end of a cabinet run? The traditional approach to these little gaps that are too small for the smallest cabinet is just to block them out, but if you hate the idea of letting that space go to waste, there are options. Here are a few ways you can make those tiny slivers of kitchen space work for you.

Instead of blocking out the narrow space between the end of the cabinets and the wall, the designers of this kitchen shown on Alvhem worked in a whole series of clever storage solutions: wine storage below the counter, slots for dry goods and cookbooks above.

This knife block, from Signature Design & Cabinetry, slides into a narrow space between the stove and the neighboring cabinets.

This narrow pull-out cabinet, featured on Home Depot's blog, provides a handy spot for storing utensilsmuch more efficient than a cabinet of the same size.

This shallow shelf, spotted in a kitchen from BHG, takes advantage of a few inches at the end of an island to provide storage for spices and glassware.

This narrow pull-out cabinet, spotted on BHG, is a perfect solution for storing spices. The open sides make everything easily visible and accessible, so there's no digging around at the back of a dark cabinet.

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