Pull out kitchen storage ideas

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A kitchen can never have too much storage space. A pull-out storage container is an excellent organising tool that is installed into cabinets to add storage capacity by using existing space more efficiently. It also is a great way to "hide" items you use only occasionally, while providing easier accessibility to everyday items. There are a multitude of functions for pull-out storage, and they can benefit both small and large kitchens.


For small kitchens that are limited on space, a pull-out pantry is an ideal hidden storage area. Use it to store everything from pastas to packaged and canned food items. Pull-out pantries can be as slim as 30cm or take up an entire wall space, depending on your preference.

Pots and Pans

Wide, fully extended pull-outs installed in base drawers are sturdy storage spaces that can hold heavy pots and pans. The full view of the wide drawer enables you to see all of the contents at once. Installing a sliding lid rack can also keep cooking items organised.

Insert Accessories

Drawer inserts and cutlery organisers can easily be installed or added to any pull-out storage to provide less clutter and better organisation. Adjustable plate holders with side handles make it easier to bring plates from the kitchen to the dining table.

Wired Baskets

Rails with wired baskets can be installed under the sink to hold cleaning supplies. They can also be installed in base cabinets for heavy appliances that normally take up counter space.

Garbage and Recycle

Pull-out rails can hold and hide garbage and recycling bins by keeping them out of sight. Various options, such as a multi-bin system, are available.


Lazy-susans are organizational tools that can help use the space in a deep cabinet. These kitchen accessories have multiple levels, rotate, and can be pulled out for easy access. Use lazy-susans to store spill-able and sticky food items like jams, honey and oil, which can be wiped.

Deep Cabinets

Small but deep cabinets can fully benefit from pull-out storage containers by using the depth of the space. Items that are not used often can be stored in the back but still retain easy accessibility.


Use the bottoms of the cabinets, also known as kickboards, by installing pull-out drawers to store baking trays or heavy pans that are not used often.

Sink Space

The small, unused space right below the sink can be gutted and used for a small pull-out shelf to store hand soap and dish brushes.

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