If you're remodelling your kitchen, then you have the opportunity to streamline your storage. If you're a keen cook, then you may have a large collection of spice jars and boxes.

At the moment, your spices are crammed into drawers and cupboards. You sometimes can't find stuff you need; you often buy duplicates because you don't realise you already have a spice you've lost somewhere in your kitchen.

You've looked for storage solutions and have found some promising products. However, none of them are big enough to hold all your spices at once. Or, your spice jars or boxes don't fit into the slots.

Your kitchen designer suggests that you get someone to build you a spice storage unit that is integrated into your new kitchen. What are your options and what are the benefits of getting a joiner to build you a customised storage rack?

Ways to Store Spices

Ideally, you want something that is big enough to store all your spices. Popular built-in kitchen options include:

  • Drawer spice racks: Here, you store all your spices in one or more drawers. You use rack inserts that fit into the drawers to give each jar or packet a home.
  • Pull-out spice racks: A pull-out spice rack fits into a small gap usually between a kitchen cabinet and a wall or the side of an appliance. The rack has shelves that are just big enough to fit jars. When you want to use your spices, you pull the rack out. It is then stored out of sight when you close it.
  • Over-door racks: You can fit a rack to the back of a kitchen door. These racks give you easy access to spices but don't take up much room if you're short on space.
  • Spice shelves: If you have free wall space, you can have custom spice shelves built.

Any of these options allow you to organise your spices so you can see and find each jar or packet easily.

Benefits of Custom Spice Storage

If you have someone build you a spice storage unit, then you'll know that you have space for all your spices even if they come in different shapes and sizes. You can add space for any future spices too. You can also choose your own design and materials for the unit.

A custom joinery service can help you choose the best location for your unit and build it to fit the space. This is especially useful if you have a small kitchen where you need to use space wisely.