Maximizing Space: Creative Storage Solutions for Your Kitchen and Bath

Many Hudson Valley homeowners would agree—there can always be more storage. In high-traffic parts of the home like kitchens and bathrooms, this can be especially apparent. However, there are plenty of ways to maximize the space in these rooms. We’ve put together some creative storage solutions for your kitchen and bath to ensure you’re getting the most out of your space.

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Think Vertically

For kitchen cabinets, wire racks, tiered organizers, and moveable shelving are flexible ways to store and organize small appliances, cookware, or non-perishables. If spices and utensils are crowding your counters, or there are too many cosmetics and grooming tools on your vanity, try a multi-tiered rack or lazy susan to clear up space and keep items easily accessible. Decorative corner shelves work well on both kitchen counters and bathroom vanities.


Islands and Carts

Kitchen islands offer extra counter space and storage. If your kitchen doesn’t have one already, try adding an island on wheels that you can move around your space as needed. In smaller bathrooms, rolling bar carts are a creative way to create more storage for towels, toiletries, and extra toilet paper. If you’re in need of a more permanent solution that your room’s layout can accommodate, reach out to the home improvement experts at Affordable Granite & Cabinetry to discuss installing an island, large vanity, or cabinetry that will maximize your storage space. 


Maximize Drawers

It may seem like you’re lacking space in drawers simply because they are unorganized. Drawer inserts and dividers will help give all your small items their own space and ensure you are using your drawer space as efficiently as possible. A small basket in your bottom drawer is a great place for hair tools or dish towels. At Affordable Granite & Cabinetry, we can recommend some excellent space-enhancing accessories for your cabinets that maximize your use of space and help you better organize the contents.


Open Shelving

Installing open shelves adds a decorative touch to your space. They also offer another way to clear smaller appliances or spices off your kitchen counter or move items like candles or knick-knacks off of bathroom vanities. 



Built-in cabinetry offers completely customizable storage for your home’s unique design. 

  • Maximize the corners: Building tall cabinets into the corner of your bathroom provides a great spot for storing bath towels and soaps, or a great addition to your pantry for storing dry goods or cleaning supplies. 
  • Use the walls: If you have walls with lots of available space, consider installing customized built-in wall cabinets. These can be used both as storage and for displaying decor, making them a great option for maximizing all possible square footage and creating a bespoke, decorative feel. 
    • Building narrow, vertical shelving in empty spaces between existing cabinets is another great way to find a place for smaller items. 


Contact Affordable Granite & Cabinetry

The design team at Affordable Granite & Cabinetry is here to help you find creative ways to maximize kitchen and bath storage and design solutions for your unique space. You can see some of the remodels we’ve done for Hudson Valley homeowners in our online portfolio … and get great ideas when you visit our Fishkill showroom. Call us at (845) 564-0500 to set up an appointment with one of our design experts, or visit us at our Fishkill showroom.