Don’t forget the dead air space underneath upper shelves — it’s a smart place to stash mugs, dessert plates, baking sheets and other compact kitchen items. The Container Store offers under-cabinet shelving in vinyl-coated wire that adds usable real estate to existing cabinets without taking up any extra space in your kitchen.
Featured on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover," this cottage-style open shelving along with the white cabinetry, warm wood tones and reclaimed wood paneling makes this kitchen feel light and airy. The butcher block countertop lends visual interest and warmth, giving it a true cottage feel.
Dead space near the kitchen’s entrance was put to good use as a serving buffet made from pine planks and plumbing supplies. The project was created and installed in two days and cost less than $250 in materials.
Everyday bowls look like art when layered and stacked. A cute metal sign is made with the homeowners' house numbers for a personal touch. Designer Tip: You don't have to have expensive dishes to be able to display them.