31 Easy DIY Kitchen Storage Ideas on a Budget

Last updated on June 28, 2024

Looking for new ways to declutter and organize your kitchen with clever storage? These are the best ideas for DIY storage in the kitchen on a budget.

For most people, the kitchen is the room where storage is the most important. After all, kitchen utensils, products, dishware, etc., take up a lot of space. If you’re not careful, they can quickly clutter up space. And clutter isn’t what you’re looking for in your home.

So the following 32 easy storage ideas are perfect for any kitchen. Whether you need a lot of storage space or just some extra space to put things away, you’ll find your solution on this list.

These ideas, combined with kitchen cabinet alternatives, are your guide to more kitchen storage.

Pullout Baking Sheet Drawer

How to make  Pullout Baking Sheet Drawer
Tutorial: www.twofeetfirst.net

Build and add an organizer drawer to a kitchen cabinet for baking sheets, trays, and other thin utensils. It’s easily accessible and enables you to put all your sheets away neatly in one place.

Double Waste Sorting Bin

Trash bins in the kitchen are best hidden out of sight and this little project allows you to have two bins for waste sorting and recycling. It makes a pretty unit which can be used as a bench and an attractive decor feature.

Cabinet Plate Rack

You can store your plates in a cabinet stacked in a pile, or better yet build this rack to store them horizontally in an easily accessible way. It also helps the plates dry out quicker and better after washing them. As a built-in storage solution, it doesn’t take up extra space either.

Burlap Can Organizer

How to make  Burlap Can Organizer

There are many ways to organize small things in the kitchen but this DIY project is particularly cute and very simple to make. All you need is a can and a piece of burlap fabric to cover it. You get a cute rustic organizer.

Utensil Rack IKEA Hack

IKEA products can be used in ways they weren’t originally intended for, which makes great inexpensive hacks for your home. This utensil rack is made from Sultan Lade bed base. Brilliant.

Produce Stand

This small but efficient produce stand will take just a corner of free space but it will give you the ability to not only store fresh produce but put it on display in your kitchen too.

Hidden Storage Cabinet

You can use the space between the fridge and the wall to install this pull-out hidden storage cabinet. It uses dead space and gives you ample space to store jars, cans and other small items.

Hanging Basket Charging Station

This particular DIY charging station idea uses Ikea Fintorp kitchen organizer series but you can use any type of basket to hang it near a power outlet to create a space to charge your gadgets. Make it look chic.

Serving Tray

This DIY serving tray is easy to make and it’s a very chic way to add some style to entertaining your guests or just add another decor piece to your kitchen.

If you don’t like cutting wood, here’s an easier project with as good a result as the previous one. All you need is an old cutting board and a pair of handles, you can apply wood finish for a complete look farmhouse.

Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer

If you can find a vintage cheese grater, you can repurpose it into this awesome rustic style kitchen organizer.

Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organizer

You know how messy utensil drawers can get, and finding something that you need in a disorganized pile can be quite impossible. Here’s how to organize it the DIY way.

Kitchen Pegboard

A pegboard actually makes a great kitchen organizer and all you need is some empty wall space (which is usually plenty of in most kitchens) to put those pots, pans, and utensils on display. It’s unexpected but makes a brilliant decor feature.

Chic Tea Chest

Turn the Ikea Moppe mini chest into a chic style tea chest which will make an adorable decor item in your kitchen. The coloring of the drawers in this example matches the types of tea that each of them stores.

Spice Drawer Organizer

How to make  Spice Drawer Organizer
Tutorial: www.ehow.com

A simple yet brilliant idea to create a spice organizer in any drawer. Build it and arrange your spice jars in a very accessible way.

Under the Cabinet Storage Drawer

Limited space means getting creative and you can use your kitchen cabinets a lot more effectively too. Build under the cabinet drawers to store knives and other utensils.

Cabinet Door Cutting Board Storage

How to build  cutting board storage holder on the inside of cabinet doors
Source: tikkido.com

Cutting boards are compact so storing them is not much of a problem. Especially when you use free cabinet door space so effectively.

Under the Sink Organizer

The space under the sink is convenient to store various cleaning tools and items. But it tends to get cluttered up. Use this organization idea to keep it tidy at all times.

Under the Shelf Storage

Cabinet space can be used a lot more effectively if you use these useful holders for small items under the shelves.

Pan Storage Rack

For pans to take up less space, use a corner rack like this that will organize them for very easy and convenient access.

Magazine Holders for Vegetable Storage

To keep your kitchen cabinets clean and tidy, avoid bags to store vegetables and use magazine holders instead. The labels even help you keep it organized.

Cabinet Side Spice Rack

There’s a lot more space to be used for storage than you think. This idea to use the side of a cabinet for a spice rack is the perfect example.

Storage Buckets

A lovely idea to use buckets to store important small things like mail and keys
Source: www.lemonademakinmama.com

If you like classy and chic ideas, how about this bucket system to store important small items? It is visually attractive while keeping things readily available.

Over the Sink Shelf

This over the sink shelf is a real beauty, introducing some extra storage space in the kitchen in an attractive way as a decor accent.

Kitchen Drawer Organizer

How to build  a kitchen drawer organizer
Source: www.homedepot.com

Kitchen utensil drawers tend to get messy with all the small tools you store in them. Use an organizer to keep the utensils separated and tidy.

Storing Lids on Cabinet Doors

How to build  lid storage on the inside of cabinet doors
Source: www.marthastewart.com

Here’s another idea to keep your lids handy taking up as little space as possible. Use rods attached to the inside of cabinet doors.

Paper Towel Drawer Storage

Use a single drawer space to keep a roll of paper towel ready at all times in your kitchen. It doesn’t distract visually and it’s a nice functional implementation.

PVC Pipe Bathroom Storage

Keep your bathroom items tidy and accessible by attaching simple PVC pipe tubes to the inside of cabinet doors.

Trash Bag Roll Storage

Trash bags can be stored for easy access under the sink if you implement these simple holders.

Using Cabinet Doors to Store Lids

Brilliant idea to use adhesive hooks to store lids on the inside of cabinet doors
Via Pinterest.com

Simple adhesive hooks can be used on the inside of cabinet doors to easily store lids.

Vegetable Storage Drawers

Here’s another way to easily store vegetables in cabinets without making a mess.

Vegetable Storage Crates

Love the vegetable storage idea using rustic crates in kitchen cabinets
Source: www.behr.com

Rustic crates are attractive and you can make use of them for storage in your kitchen cabinets. They work perfectly to keep products organized.


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