Awesome Ways To Add Pull-Out Storage

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Poor design or a lack of storage leads to cabinets and drawers shoved full of unorganized items, and that makes cooking in the kitchen less than desirable. Let’s discuss some awesome ways to add pull-out storage to what already exists so you can start making your kitchen work for you.

Trash and Recycling

There simply is no way to make trash and recycling look attractive, but pull-out storage can help hide it. Trash pull-outs are mounted one of four ways: mounted to the bottom of a cabinet and slide out when needed, top mounted with slides and drop-in waste bins, rotating lazy susan style mounts for corner cabinets, and door mounts that pivot out when a cabinet door is opened. They can be purchased with one, two, or even three properly fitting waste cans with one for kitchen waste and the others for dividing your recyclables.

Pots and Pans

Let’s face it—no one is sure how to handle the storage dilemma of pots and pans. They are big, bulky, and come in too many odd shapes. There are several answers to this problem?

Pull-out baskets designed specifically for things like pots, pans, and all those mix-and-match plastic containers. Yes, you can even get those under control. The great thing about pull-out baskets is that they are often preassembled, making them easy to install.

Base Cabinet Cookware organizer pull-outs are the Cadillac of organizers. Mount the organizers in the bottom of a cabinet and slide everything out all at once. These organizers include wire dividers to keep all of your pots and pans separated.

And, new to the market are top-mount slider pot and pan organizers. A customizable hook rack system is mounted to the inside top of your cabinets. Hang your pots and pans on the hooks and slide them all out on the track when you need them.

You could have your pots and pans organized by dinner time tonight.

Under the Sink

This has to be the scariest cabinet in every home. With pipes from the drain, garbage disposals, and a few unidentified objects we dare not touch, storage is limited to a few odds and ends.

For added storage in this area, try door-mounted storage for items such as cutting boards, or opt for pull-out caddies that are designed with a low frame to avoid the snakes of piping and tubes under the sink.

Keep the items you use frequently in these caddies, such as dish soap, sponges, and cleaning supplies. This way, you can easily pull out the caddy whenever you need them.

Hide Appliances

Additional counter space is a close runner-up after the desire for more storage. You can give yourself that extra space using an appliance lift. A heavy duty appliance lift pulls up and out of a cabinet, holding a small appliance such as a mixer, then smoothly lowers and goes back into the cabinet when its job is done.

Now, you can impress your family with homemade baked goods and enjoy an uncluttered counter at the same time.


Pots, pans, and the like are important in the kitchen, but are they as important as wine? Probably not. Wall hanging wine racks take up wall space, and countertop racks use precious working space. Enter the pull-out wine storage rack.

These fabulous racks attach inside a cabinet and multiple shelf racks for wine. Each one moves in and out individually, allowing easy access to your favorite reds, whites, and rosés. An added benefit is the wine is now stored in a dark place, which ideal to keep your precious wine inventory out of the light, possibly making pull-out wine racks one of the most awesome ways to add pull-out storage.

Woodworker Express offers kitchen base cabinet pull-outs and many other cabinet and kitchen storage improvement options. Let us know what your storage concerns are, and we will help you find the best solution.

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