Array
Tips and Guides

5 Ways To Organize A Kitchen Without Cabinets

No need for open shelving, too!

Shares
Photography: @mystylecents and @mayhemchanny via Instagram (Main Photo)

Aside from the layout and provisions, for a lot of homeowners, what makes the kitchen great is the amount of storage space it has. We can't say we're surprised, after all, there are a lot of things to organize in the area including food and cookware.

However, installing a ton of cabinets isn't an option for compact homes. This doesn't mean you have to live in clutter, though—the secret? Getting creative with baskets, bins, hooks, and carts. Here are a few ideas you can try: 

Create a pegboard wall

Budget-friendly and unexpectedly stylish, pegboards are great for keeping the cooking corner spic-and-span. These wall wonders not only help keep your essentials in place, it can also double as a statement decor piece depending on how you dress it up.

Find pegboards at Wilcon Depot or any hardware store.

READ: 5 Ways to Use A Pegboard In the Kitchen

Invest in built-in bins

If you share space with little ones, it's important to invest in a wall piece that keeps breakables out of reach from tiny toddlers but low enough for the big kids to reach. This is an effective way to help them practice being organized, too! 

RL Tip: This system doesn't just work for kids, it's great for sorting out belongings between roommates, too. Assign a bin for each one and label accordingly.

Find similar bins at SM Home, 5th Floor SM Makati, Ayala Center, Barangay San Lorenzo Village, Makati City and The Landmark. 

Install heavy-duty hooks

Prevent pots and pans from taking over your working area in the kitchen by putting them up in durable hooks over the stove. This also makes your cooking spot efficient as you no longer need to move away from the range if you need to switch equipment.

Find heavy-duty hooks at True Value, 6th level, Shangri-la Plaza Mall EDSA cor Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City.

Use baskets for cookbooks 

No shelves for your collection of recipes? No problem. Gather all your favorite cooking-related reads and arrange them in a vintage-inspired bin. Just like the pegboards, this can serve as an accent piece if you find the right nook to display it. 

Maximize rolling carts 

From cleaning supplies to condiments, dinnerware and dry goods, it's safe to say you can store anything in these mobile pieces. You can even use it to set-up a vignette if you're looking for a way to squeeze in extra decor in your kitchen (as seen in photo).

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Find a similar rolling cart at SM Home or Habitat Manila.

READ: 4 Creative Ways to Use a Bar Cart at Home

More on Realliving.com.ph

Must-Do: 4 Kitchen Storage Ideas

8 Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas

5 Storage Options for Your Kitchen

Shares

Latest Stories

A Taguig Condo With Cool Storage Features And Vintage Accents

This 80sqm unit has everything that its owners need: light and airy spaces, an interesting mix of furniture, and nifty storage tricks

8 Celebrities Who Are Also Amazing Artists

From John Lloyd Cruz to Ian Veneracion, these famous faces put a new spin to being creative

Katrina Halili’s House in El Nido, Palawan

Found inside her own farm, the tranquil sanctuary features spacious rooms and an incomparable view of the lush outdoors

10 Designer-Approved Coffee Tables

Sisters Cynthia and Ivy Almario, first ladies of Philippine interior design, discuss their favorite coffee tables.

These High-End Villages Have Tripled Average Land Prices in the Last 6 Years

Do you live in one?

The Ultimate Quiapo Bargain Shopping Guide

Ready to go on a Quiapo adventure? From Ilalim ng Tulay to Plaza Miranda, you are bound to spot a budget home find. Read on for our list of stores and buyers tips.

The New Holiday Balikbayan Guest Solution: Airbnbs

They will surely feel right at home!

Your P2,000 Budget Can Afford A Mini Makeover

Turn sad corners and uninspired nooks into spaces that wow

18 No-Fail Building Materials For Your Home

These designer-recommended products would make your home last a lifetime, saving you money in the long run

You'll Love These Pieces That Combine Style and Function

An elegant blend of design and style, these picks make a great addition to any room.

All The Breathtaking Design Details At The ASEAN Summit

In photos: Pinoy design and Asian elements took center stage, from the arrival area to the closing ceremonies

This Is How To Choose The Best Products For Your Home

Top tip: seek professional advice!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!