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Decor Q&A: How to maximize storage space in a small kitchen?

Find out how to make the most of your limited space in a tiny galley kitchen.

The Nest Q&A

How can we maximize kitchen storage in a small galley kitchen?

Kitchen storage is always a challenge -- even worse when space is lacking. Keep your upper shelving open. It’s easier to access and it's recessed so you can an extra 12-18 inches of depth for the top cabinets. You’ll also be more inclined to make practical use of the space when everything is exposed. If you’re updating, install cabinets with pullout shelves so things never get lost and you’ll utilize the space best. A rail system along the backsplash or under cabinets is also great for hanging everyday items, like coffee mugs, so they’re easy to grab and will free up more cabinet space.

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