The How I Organize series is back and I'm excited to feature my first participant of 2014 - the lovely Kristin of The Hunted Interior! She gives us a look at how she organizes her small but very functional and stylish kitchen:Living in a smaller home makes you learn to organize and store things creatively. Utilizing the vertical space is one of those tricks we have learned to use to it's fullest. We do store large pots & colanders above our cabinets, but we do try to keep them grouped together to minimize the cluttered look. We also have a large basket that houses all of the less frequently used items such as muffin tins & baking utensils. Hanging all of our pots & pans on a pot rack also allows them to be easily accessible, while still being up & out of the way.
Another vertical tip that has saved us, and our lack of counter space, is the use of a magnetic knife rack. We have zero room for a knife block, so this simple addition to our backsplash again makes everything accessible while still feeling modern and stylish.
Being that a lot of our storage solutions are out in the open, I try to make them as visually appealing as possible. In our open shelving this is accomplished by using all white dishes, storing dry goods in classic ball jars and grouping items such as our wooden utensils and storing them in an unexpected way. I also like to keep items we use frequently out and at the ready. The gold brioche molds are used most frequently as snack cups for my daughter. While we do not have a large kitchen, we have found that this space works really well for us.