How We Organized Our Small Kitchen

- Organization

I have been wanting to make this post for a while now, but i kept postponing it! I am not sure why! I just decided today to share with you how we organized our small kitchen! There is not much to do with a rental kitchen but IKEA saved the day! Here’s what we did!

Small Kitchen Organization
We took advantage of the small gap next to the fridge. That’s about 25 cm wide. Laiva bookcase from IKEA was a great fit for that space. That’s were we keep  lots of stuff. Bread, plastic containers, easy to get food supplies.   After the baby started crawling and walking we made a few adjustments to make it safer.

Laiva Bookcase Used For Kitchen Organizing
We also got Variera shelf inserts for our cabinets. We have 5 large and 3 small ones. These simple shelves doubled the storage space in our cupboards. I love them! We use the corner cabinet and another small one as pantry and for keeping stuff we rarely use. Glasses, dishes and pots are in the other 3 cabinets.

How We Doubled Our Kitchen Cabinets Storage
We also got rails , baskets and hooks which we hang under our cupboards. We keep kitchen utensils, coffee, spices and a few baby stuff there. Oh! And the dish soap and sponges! We have 2 adhesive cooks at fridge for our towels.

Small Kitcehn Wall Storage

After the  building basement flooded last year we brought lots of Panos’s stuff from there in the appartment. For -some of – these tini tiny weird things i took advantage of the space above the cabinets. I wrapped them in plastic bags and placed them in some cheap baskets!

Small Kitchen Organization Ideas
I’ll tell you a secret ! Before the baby started moving around the house we had some of Panos’s stuff in the fireplace!!!!!!!!! Shame i know! But they are endless!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have any IKEA organization accessories at your kitchen? Who doesn’t right? Even my grandma loves IKEA!

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P.S. : Needless to say that our kitchen does not usually look like that! I promise i’ll give you the REAL house tour soon!

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Katerina Konstantinou
    January 25, 2016 at 14:13

    Καλά ούτε που τα ήξερα αυτά τα Variera! Πόσο τέλεια! Μπαίνουν στη shopping list μου! thanks for the inspiration!

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      Zozo
      January 25, 2016 at 23:27

      Είναι τόσο βολικά, που να φανταστείς ότι έχουμε κ ένα σχεδόν άδειο! Τεράστια η κουζίνα πλέον!

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    Jamie @ Medium Sized Family
    September 20, 2015 at 03:57

    Really smart ideas! I especially like the hooks above the countertops. That would be doable in my small kitchen, too!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      September 20, 2015 at 11:17

      Hi Jamie! We keep lots of stuff at the rails above the countertop and we have the whole. tiny, countertop empty!

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    Wendy
    September 2, 2015 at 15:47

    Love Ikea! And your kitchen looks great. Thanks for entering this in The Pinterest Game — good luck!

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      Zozo
      September 3, 2015 at 00:15

      Thank you Wendy!!!!

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    Sagan
    August 28, 2015 at 16:23

    I love the idea of the hooks under the cupboards – such a nice way to have your main utensils easily accessible! Your kitchen looks beautiful.

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      Zozo
      August 29, 2015 at 17:16

      They are very convenient and my drawers are nice and tidy!

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    Kathy
    May 15, 2015 at 08:58

    Lots of great and practical organizing tips! I love IKEA

    • Reply
      Zografia
      May 15, 2015 at 09:27

      Hi Cathy! Thanks for another great party!

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    Erlene
    May 11, 2015 at 02:12

    I love Ikea and see some of the same things in your kitchen that I have in mine. We have rails and the shelving in our cabinets too. Helps to extend our space a little more.

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      Zografia
      May 11, 2015 at 09:43

      Hi Erlene! The shelvings are my favorite! Feels like we have tons of space, compared to the before shelvings era!

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    Rachel
    May 7, 2015 at 02:39

    Wonderful post. I should caveat that I recently made my first trip to IKEA and did a post about it. It is amazing the things you can get at the price. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday.

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      Zografia
      May 7, 2015 at 23:56

      I love IKEA. We are lucky! It’s close to our home,so we make lots and lots of visits there!

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    Jess @ love every adventure
    May 6, 2015 at 17:39

    Adorable! I love how you hung everything on the wall to save counter space. This makes me want to take a trip to IKEA.

    • Reply
      Zografia
      May 6, 2015 at 22:46

      A trip to IKEA is always a great idea!

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    Pamela Smith
    May 6, 2015 at 02:43

    Love the way you used the space next the refrigerator! Every bit of space needs to be used in a small kitchen! I have very limited cupboard and counter space (we live in an older home), so I bought an extra cupboard to use as a pantry. It works great! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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      Zografia
      May 6, 2015 at 10:20

      Thank you Pamela! The bookcase was a great help! It’s very convenient!

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    Catherine Short
    May 6, 2015 at 02:30

    We have those same Variera shelfs! They are so handy.

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      Zografia
      May 6, 2015 at 10:21

      Hi Catherine! I bought only two of them at first, but they are handy, as you say, so got a few more! I have a couple in my closet too!

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    Hannah
    May 5, 2015 at 00:31

    We haven’t got IKEA organisation bits in the kitchen but we do have a bit of IKEA throw up living room. We have two Poang chairs, our sofa is an IKEA one. And then we’ll have two white Billy
    Bookcases and a couple of DVD shelves too. I think our coffee table is an IKEA one too lol. Our kitchen could kind of do with more organisation. Thanks for the ideas.

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      Zografia
      May 5, 2015 at 09:12

      Hi Hannah! Every house has something from IKEA. A couch or a laddle! Everybody has something!

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    Kristin
    May 5, 2015 at 00:05

    Oh, what would we do without Ikea? These ideas are great!

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      Zografia
      May 5, 2015 at 09:13

      Thank you Kristin! I am visiting IKEA again these days for some fabric!

  • Reply
    Leslie
    May 4, 2015 at 23:29

    I love the clean lines of this space, as well as the hanging utensils. It looks so chic!

    • Reply
      Zografia
      May 4, 2015 at 23:37

      Thank you Leslie! Keeping a small space clutter free is a bit of a challenge!

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    Lindsey
    May 4, 2015 at 23:22

    love this – great ideas, we have a small kitchen too

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      Zografia
      May 4, 2015 at 23:37

      Hi Lindsey! You understand what i’m going through then!

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    TwoPlusCute
    May 4, 2015 at 11:05

    Hi Zozo! You did a great job even though you have a small kitchen.
    I wish Ikea was closer to me. 🙁

    • Reply
      Zografia
      May 4, 2015 at 19:10

      Thank you! We are lucky. IKEA is only a 10 minute drive from our home!

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    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
    May 4, 2015 at 02:58

    Wow…you’ve done a great job.! For a small space, you’ve made it very functional!

    • Reply
      Zografia
      May 4, 2015 at 09:17

      Hi Lisa. We tried to do our best!

  • Reply
    Zan
    May 3, 2015 at 08:46

    Ahh this kitchen is lovely and I love all the creative ways of how you organized it! Thank you for sharing them at the Home Matters linky party! Hope you come again!

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      Zografia
      May 3, 2015 at 12:32

      Thank you Zan!After experimenting a few times we found what worked best!

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    Brittanie @Simplistically Living
    May 3, 2015 at 08:01

    Such great tips for organizing a small space! I LOVE IKEA! They have such great stuff and they are so budget friendly. Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you next week!

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      Zografia
      May 3, 2015 at 12:35

      Thank you for a great party! IKEA is one of my favorite stores!

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    kimberly
    May 1, 2015 at 10:22

    Came across your post at the #HomeMattersParty :)Your kitchen looks just great. Its so tough designing small spaces and you’ve really managed to get it all in there. takes me back to when we were designing ours so many years back!! It was crazy!! 😛

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      Zografia
      May 1, 2015 at 22:06

      Hi Kimberly! We tried a few other solutions but they did not work! As you said it’s tough designing small spaces!

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    Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks
    May 1, 2015 at 02:28

    I LOVE what you’ve done with this space! We also have a small kitchen (although it looks bigger as it’s open plan) so how you’ve maximised the cupboard space is amazing!

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      Zografia
      May 1, 2015 at 09:31

      Our kitchen is not the best designed out there! And since it’s a rental we had limited choices! It’s much more functional now!

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        Pat
        May 11, 2015 at 18:31

        Your kitchen may be small and may be a rental, but it’s modern and pretty and you’ve done wonders with it.

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          Zografia
          May 11, 2015 at 23:09

          Hi Pat! Thank you so much for your nice words!

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