Having an organized, clutter-free kitchen makes everything from cooking dinner to making coffee a thousand times easier. But what if your kitchen doesn’t have cabinets? Where are you supposed to put your plates, mugs, and snacks?
The answer: Wherever they can fit.
When there’s no obvious place to store dishes, food, and appliances, you have to think outside the cabinet. Here are 13 genius ways to arrange and organize a kitchen without cabinets:
1. Store kitchen tools on a pegboard
A well-designed pegboard isn’t just beautiful to look at, it’s also the key to maintaining your sanity in the kitchen — cabinets or not.
Because a pegboard organizes your cooking tools in a functional and aesthetically-pleasing way. Which saves you from having to rummage through multiple drawers just to find your whisk.
2. Install floating shelves
Floating shelves add style and personality to your kitchen while also housing your favorite dishes.
The best part:
They don’t take up any of your precious floor space.
Go minimalist with your shelves. Or jazz them up with potted plants, cookbooks, and framed photos.
3. Use a rolling kitchen cart
Even the smallest of kitchens can accommodate a rolling cart. They’re surprisingly stylish and can provide tons of storage in a small space. If you need more space, simply roll the cart to your living room or dining nook.
Take a cue from the ladies behind A Beautiful Mess and give your cart a theme: Espresso Cart, Baking Cart, Snack Cart — you get the idea.
Or just put your extra dishes and cooking essentials on the kitchen cart and call it day.