For those of us who like to cook, one of the most cluttered cabinets in the kitchen is where the spices are located. Gone are the days when a salt and pepper shaker is all you need. Often times we have to fight through dozens of bottles just to find the one we need. Organizing this mess is a challenge. Newly designed kitchen cabinets have made great strides at building in spice racks, often in a slim pull-out base cabinet next to the stove. Draw inserts are now available, but these hold few bottles and take up a drawer usually dedicated to silverware.
So what can you do to your existing kitchen?
Countertop spice racks have been around for years and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but again, hold very few bottles. But what if you have 50 or more bottles, cans, and bags of spices? Woodworx has designed a great solution using upper cabinet spice storage racks that open up, giving access to dozens of spices. Available for either single or double-wide cabinets, these custom racks keep everything organized, visible, and even allows for storage at the back to the cabinet.
The rack above is designed for a double door cabinet and holds 80+ bottles in the racks alone. In addition, there is a shelf system behind this that holds even more odd-sized items, like spice cans and bags. All this in a standard 12″ deep upper cabinet! The series of four photos below show a single door system. This system can hold roughly 40 bottles, plus extra storage in back.