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Awkward no more: the sides of your kitchen cabinets

01 February 2016

Some things are standard in every kitchen: cabinets, countertops, a sink...and a handful of weird spaces that are just there. In the first installment, we tackled the space above kitchen cabinets. Now, let’s make the sides of kitchen cabinets do more than collect dust.  

Close-up of the side of a low kitchen cabinet with toys and stuff for children
The side of a tall kitchen cabinet with baskets and rails for a laundry station

THE LAUNDRY ASSISTANT is a big help, especially if your washer and dryer are in the kitchen. There’s room to hang dry, baskets to hold your iron and soaps, cloth bags to store hand wash items and a spot for an itty bity ironing board, too!  

The side of a kitchen cabinet connected to a work top holds essentials like spices, scissors and a tablet stand

THE COOK’S TOOLBOX places kitchen essentials right by the work top. We made a shelf for spices and oil and a rail to hang tools like a tablet stand and scissors. The herbs, foil and plastic bags? They’re on thin curtain rods. 

The side of a high kitchen cabinet holds a family schedule, papers and organised odds and ends

THE COMMAND CENTER holds your household good to haves (you know, junk drawer stuff) and good to knows. We used a magazine file, magnetic jars on a strip and a removable plastic basket to keep everything organised.

THE ACTIVITY STATION helps entertain your kids in the kitchen while you cook. You can keep an eye on them while colours, toys and screens keep them having fun. With some loops added to a cushion, you’ve got a hangable, instant seat.  

Made by

Interior designer: Therese Ericsson
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copy writer: Marissa Frayer
Photographer: Mats Ekdahl
Editor: Linda Harkell