Kitchen Fix: Spatial Relations

Rach's design buddy Evette Rios brings big style to a small space. Want more? Watch Evette's video tour of the now-cozy breakfast nook »
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Rach's design buddy Evette Rios brings big style to a small space. Want more? Watch Evette's video tour of the now-cozy breakfast nook »

Before

You can never have enough storage space in the kitchen, and this small kitchen desperately needed more. We found it in some unexpected places.

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Create Double-Duty Storage

By replacing old dining chairs with a custom, built-in bench, the couple gained a great breakfast nook -- and a hidden compartment for bulky essentials.

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Use Empty Walls

Install a hanging rack ($10, ikea.com) on an unused wall for magazines and recipes.

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Clear the Counters

Free up precious counter space by placing appliances in a hutch or on a buffet table.

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Make a Move

Hide the trash can in a cabinet on a roll-out glide system ($37, lowes.com).

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Finding Hiding Spots

Install a small swing-out drawer in front of the sink for sponges and pads.

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Cheap Fix

The homeowners needed a spot for fresh produce, but we wanted to keep the counters clear. Evette picked up straw CD bins for about $5 each at Target and screwed them into the wall. No one could tell they were meant for tunes and not tomatoes!

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After

Evette tackled this tiny kitchen's problems, and few sneaky solutions in unexpected places provide tons of storage.

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