For those who prefer clean counters (and don't have enough cabinet space for spices) try this ingenious solution from blogger Vanessa Alvarado. A towel rack hung on the wall below upper cabinets creates the perfect perch for spice jars. Create your own with the Bygel rail from IKEA.
Storing spices in a drawer rather than a wall-mounted rack ensures seasonings are handy for cooking while preserving their delicate flavors by protecting them from sunlight, moisture and heat. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Calacatta gold marble countertops and backsplash set the neutral tone for this transitional kitchen’s monochromatic color palette. A pot filler and built-in spice rack adds functionality to the stylish cooking space.
Sleek and spare but with warm brown accents, this modern kitchen is a design masterpiece. The wood paneled cabinets hide clever storage solutions such as pull-out spice racks and deep drawers for pots and pans.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, this tiny home kitchen features butcher block countertops, high gloss cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a sleek stainless steel backsplash. As an added bonus a spice rack folds down into a dining table with added storage for kitchen appliances.
Before Anthony and John got a hold of this space, it lacked storage and a cohesive design, so the Kitchen Cousins have added rows of cabinets to help with storage and elegant details, such as the newly painted door and built in spice rack, to create a functional, pleasing design. As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens.
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features. "It used to be that we would place cabinetry in the room and make it functional," says Al. "Now every cabinet has a purpose." There are pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversize drawers for baking sheets and even high-tech under-counter cooling drawers that keep beverages and snacks within easy reach. Accessories like lazy Susans, built-in spice racks, drawer organizers and other cabinet extras make the kitchen a much more efficient and enjoyable place. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram
Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.