Crazy-smart tricks to store knives, towels, and even fresh produce!
Who needs a fruit bowl when you can have a fruit or veggie box? These storage containers only take an hour to DIY and can be made out of scraps you probably already have on hand.
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There's no denying that dish drying racks take up a ton of counter space — unless you throw yours on your backsplash. This one from IKEA ($15, ikea.com) has a water collection tray underneath that you can remove and dump afterward.
The only thing worse than a spill is not having something to wipe it up nearby. This striped towels hangs at eye level and offers both style and easier clean-up.
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If you have a small kitchen, a knife block is pointless since it takes up valuable chopping space. Use a magnetic strip on your backsplash to hold your sharp utensils instead.
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Even though a clean kitchen is a happy kitchen, there are a few items many chefs like to keep on display — like their prized cookbook collection and salt and pepper shakers. Usually-wasted backsplash surfaces are the perfect compromise.
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This wall-mounted wine rack ($69, wayfair.com) is small enough to fit under your cabinets and easy enough to match to your space since it comes in just about every color — green, purple, red, you name it.
The only thing that can cute-ify random items like soy sauce packets from Chinese takeout? Tossing 'em in a cookie jar.
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Since items like apples and onions don't need to stay refrigerated, show off their natural beauty in baskets mounted on your backsplash. This will also keep them top of mind when you're trying to come up with something to make for dinner.
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When you have space to hang multiple baskets on your backsplash, you can organize them by use — one for all your coffee stir-ins and another for flavor staples, like salt, pepper, and olive oil.
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If you own an extensive spice collection, you'll love this idea that utilizes under cabinet lights to make it easier to read labels and find flavors while cooking.
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Measuring cups? Check. Utensils? Check. Spices? Check. All this backsplash needs for a fantastic dinner is some protein and a heat source.
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