The easiest way to add more storage is by using rail systems. These are usually hung under wall cabinets above the work surface and come with lots of different accessories. For example, hooks for hanging your cooking utensils, pot and pans, racks to dry dishes, containers for storing cutlery, kitchen towel holders, hanging organisers for spices and magnetic strips for knives. These help free-up space in your cabinets for larger items to be stored.
Another, unexpected, way to add storage to your kitchen is to make use of the ceiling. Ceilingmounted utensil racks use space that would otherwise be wasted. IKEA sells many different rail systems and utensil racks.
One solution is the KROKEN ceiling-mounted utensil rack at pounds 17.99. The rack stores utensils and pans that normally take up a lot of cupboard space, like frying pans and saucepans. Plus when combined with the KROKEN s-hooks (pounds 1.49 for five) lighter utensils like colanders and graters can also be hung from the rack.
For more ideas visit www.IKEA.
MIKAEL BERRYMAN IKEA Head of Interior Design