dream house: clever kitchen storage.
by victoria comment

2/17/15

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

Interior designer Nanna Lagermans’ simple kitchen silverware storage.

i’m still on the hunt for my seemingly elusive dream house. i thought i’d found one a few weeks ago, and even went so far as to place an offer, but sadly someone had a bit more cash than i had on hand and i lost out to a higher bidder. so i keep up with my search. i’m realizing a lot of these older houses have kitchens that are quite tiny with limited cabinetry, so my storage needs should probably be multi-functional. rolling carts and industrial shelving are always a good idea, and a kitchen drying rack, for instance, can be hung from the wall and also serve as a nice way to display favorite dishes. a well-worn vintage cabinet looks cool, but can double as an additional pantry or storage for platters and serving ware you might not need every day. the idea is to find functional pieces that also look great in your rather limited space. here’s a few ideas.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

you don’t see hutches around like you used to, but they definitely come in handy when kitchen cabinets are at a minimum, via visi.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

this simple black storage shelf looks great displayed with favorite kitchen objects, via elle denmark.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

industrial looking carts are always multi-functional — they make great coffee carts, cocktail bars, or simply act as additional extra kitchen storage, via my lovely things (above and below).

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

adding shelving here is a clever and smart-looking use of an awkward window space, via home life.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

i love the sleek sliding glass doors on this kitchen counter shelving — and it acts as both a bar and extra storage, via design milk.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

setyard’s made to order dish drying (and display) rack is beautiful and oh so functional.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

an antique glass display cabinet looks so sophisticated and unexpected, via bolig magasinet (above); and sköna hem (below). up top acts as a pretty display space, too.

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

a vintage cabinet serves nicely as a kitchen pantry or additional storage, via sköna hem (above); and via joanna henderson photography (below).

dream house: clever kitchen storage / sfgirlbybay

10 responses to “dream house: clever kitchen storage.”

  1. When I was studying abroad in Italy, the cabinet just above my sink had a dish drying rack built in (it was open at the bottom). When the cabinet door was closed, it looked like a normal cabinet, but the dishes could drip dry into the sink. Soooo genius, I’ve never seen anything like it since. And btw, I was *drooling* over everything on that Setyard site!

    Good luck with your search!

  2. My husband and I are looking into building a small house to save money for the next few years and I am always looking for good storage ideas to bookmark. These are all gorgeous ways to utilize smaller spaces for sure.

  3. That vintage cabinet is amazing. I don’t entertain at my house so over the years I’ve downsized just how much I truly need in the kitchen. Getting creative with storage space is fun. Less is more.
    Good luck with your “dream house” adventure. When one gets away, a better one is waiting.

  4. good luck with your house search. I was surprised that such a nice little house ( the one that got away) in silverlake was such a good price, for LA anyway. something will turn up, usually not in the way that you are prepared for. we bought our house a while ago but we didn’t have the highest bid and we still got the house. strange things happen in real estate.

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