Shallow kitchen drawers are perfect for spice storage – except when jars roll against one another. Solve that problem with the Variera drawer insert from IKEA. The curved grooves of this removable tray make it easy to store spices and easy to clean should those spices ever spill.
Do you buy your spices in bulk? You might prefer hanging them for a whimsical display. Repurpose a small window treatment rod or use this
Fintorp IKEA rail and
Syrlig curtain clips to get the job done. Mount on the back of a pantry door to keep spices cool and dry.
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.
Spice and oil storage drawers are hidden behind decorative columns, utilizing every inch of space in this traditional kitchen. This smart solution keeps ingredients organized and on-hand while at the food prep space.
Prefer to keep spices hidden? Take advantage of wall storage opportunities in your pantry with simple wire baskets that transform into mounted spice racks. Blogger Ashley of Domestic Imperfection came up with this clever idea so she could declutter spice storage from the back of her pantry door.
This magnetic spice display is functional and beautiful — ideal for cooks who like to keep their wares close at hand. Typed labels add to the modern, deconstructed appeal of this spice storage solution from IKEA. Recreate the look with Grundtal canisters and the Spontan magnetic board.
The backside of a kitchen cabinet door is a space with great potential that’s too often wasted. A spice rack is an ideal way to put it to use — it frees up the inside of the cabinet and keeps all those tiny bottles neat and readable at eye level. Designer Jan Goldman of Kitchen Elements had this cabinet custom-made for her client, but there are lots of prefab wall-mounted options available designed specifically for spice storage.
Vertical pullout spice racks are the perfect solution for small kitchens, since they take up a minimal amount of real estate while providing plenty of storage. The hidden storage also keeps the spices out of light, which can weaken their flavor. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Look for unused or unnoticed spaces to create storage for a kitchen design that combines style with function. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company used a pullout spice rack to optimize space in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competiton winning kitchen. The pull-out rack is not only conveniently placed next to the cooktop, but the narrow cabinet and hardware provide a touch of modern color and flair. For more inspiration, look at HGTV’s 20 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas.