Small appliances are handy in any kitchen. Chances are, you have at least 3 or 4 of them sitting on your counter or on an extra shelf somewhere. But just because you use them all the time doesn’t mean they have to be in plain sight. (If you’re anything like me, you LOVE the look of clear counters.) Well, here are 10 ways to keep your well-loved small appliances off the counter, but accessible.
1. Appliance Cubby
Turn an unused corner into a small appliance cubby. You can even get creative with small, pre-fab shelf units.
2. Corner Cabinet
A corner cabinet with sturdy hinges can make great storage for your appliances. This well-designed option means you don’t need to go on an excavation adventure every time you need the blender.
3. The Appliance Garage
A cabinet that rests down on your counter makes a very handy appliance garage. And with shelves inside, you can stack appliances to save tons of surface space.
4. Roll-Out Shelves
If you don’t have these built into your cabinets, you can buy add-on rolling shelves at your local home and hardware store. No more unloading a whole cabinet to find the mixer.
5. Open Shelves
With today’s well-designed small appliances, couple of open shelves can not only keep your counters clean, but serve as an eye-catching feature.
Did you know you can install special shelves that pop up or out from your counter, with your appliances on them? Amazing.
7. Cute Covers
If you’re short on cabinet space, why not get cute covers for your mixer or other appliances? They come in all different colors and adorable designs.
8. Use the Pantry
A well-organized pantry can reserve space for small appliances. If you don’t have a pantry, a coat-closet conversion can work well.
9. Countertop Containment
Look how cute this little cupboard is? Something that fits right on your countertop and looks super cute can be used to hide that old toaster oven or coffee maker. You could even cut the legs of a nightstand that has a door.
10. Hutch Conversion
Try refinishing that old hutch or repurposing an entertainment armoire. They make really attractive appliance storage.