Drawers Under the Cabinets! DIY Extra Kitchen Storage

published Jul 14, 2011
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Last week Ohdeedoh featured a bathroom cabinet with a pull-out step — a great use of normally discarded space. These slide-out drawers for your kitchen are no different. If you put drawers under your cabinets, you can find great extra storage, even if you rent!

Our friends at Charles and Hudson shared this great project over at The Family Handyman. It’s an improvement that is nearly invisible and in a kitchen where space is short (aren’t they all?), it’s a great addition!

Although this seems extra scary, we promise it’s not. It really is as simple as removing the front piece of wood (known as the toe-kick, or the kick board), installing the drawer slides, and inserting a drawer. That’s it. Chances are if you rent, this project will easily be cleared by a landlord and because of the improvement to the space, there’s a chance you could even haggle with them to reduce the cost of rent one month in exchange for the permanent upgrade.

Related: Cabinet-Top Storage: Darling or Dangerous?