Kitchen cupboard organiser buying guide

Kitchen cupboard organiser buying guide

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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No matter the size of your kitchen, it's always a good idea to organise your space. One great way to achieve this is by kitting out your kitchen units with specially designed organisers. Available in a range of forms, these handy accessories are designed reduce clutter and keep your kitchen cupboards clean and tidy.

Important features

  • Saving space
  • Corner shelves
  • Revolving trays
  • Slide-out shelves
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Why organise your kitchen units?


Designed to make your space more convenient to use and nicer to look at, kitchen unit organisers come in a number of forms, including revolving trays and slide-out shelves. These interior storage solutions allow you to maximise space and prevent your cupboards from getting cluttered.

They help to ensure your kitchen utensils are always close at hand and free up worktop space. Dimensions, design and materials are the main points to consider when picking your accessories.

Different types of kitchen unit organisers

Corner shelf unit


These handy accessories allow you to make the most of the inside corner of the unit. Easy to install at the base of a cupboard, these units come in a range of different sizes. They're often sold as a set of several trays or shelves with dedicated areas for plates and ustensils, for instance.

Revolving trays


Revolving trays are also a great option for maximising corner storage space. They are available in several forms:

  • round
  • semi-circular
  • kidney-shaped

They also come in a range of materials, including:

  • shock-resistant plastic: strong and hard-wearing
  • stainless steel: strong and durable

Sliding shelves


If you're looking to make your kitchen super functional, a sliding shelf ca help to free up space around the sink and worktops. These models are also available in a range of formats:

  • sliding columns, great for spices and small bottles e.g. condiments;
  • sliding baskets, to store plates, household products and tea towels.

Some multi-functional containers even have a built-in canvas pouch for storing bread.

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More information

To find out more about kitchen design, follow our editors' advice and check out their other guides:

How to organise a small kitchen
How to create an open-plan kitchen
Fitted kitchen buying guide
Kitchen sink accessories buying guide

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Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 192 guides

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

Redo a roof with wooden beams? Check.Advise Mister everybody in the DIY shop? Check.Redo the bathroom plumbing? Check.Fit together, build the walls, paint a partition, throw my hammer in a rage thinking that it will fix the problem? Check. The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job! What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!

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