Kitchen without cabinets: How to Organize + 70 Inspirations
Traditional kitchens are taking on new shapes and it is more and more common to find a kitchen without a cupboard, especially in small houses and apartments. It may seem like the end of the world to have no space to organize utensils, food, pots and dinner sets, but that is not the case.
With a little creativity, planning and organization, it is possible to have an elegant, stylish, modern, easy and organized room. To help you, we have selected tips and inspirations to replace the planned furniture. Check out:
Tips for organizing kitchen without cabinets
Shelves, niches, shelves, magnets, curtains, there are many items that help in organizing the kitchen without cabinets. We brought the main ones that will help you to compose a planned and practical environment. See below:
Bet on the carts
The trolleys, bar or fruit type, are excellent for kitchens. They are mobile and can be fitted in the corner next to the door, next to the stove, close to the sink, where it will be easier for you. They can be used to add spices that are used every day, quick cooking items and even food.
There are colored, personalized, metal, wood versions and they offer the advantage of decorating the space according to the style that already exists in the kitchen.
Invest in shelves
Shelves are the kitchen’s true allies without cabinets. They are easy to find, being available in different versions in department stores, decoration and furniture store. They replace the wall cabinets and you can choose the most varied sizes that suit the space available.
They can be used to accommodate plates, pans, bowls, refractories, food, seasoning pots and more. It is important to remember that they can accumulate dust and grease from being opened, so clean them periodically!
Divide the drawers
Organizing has a lot to do with dividing the space well and making the most of it. Use the drawers to optimize by grouping similar objects and abusing dividers, for cutlery and tea towels, for example. That way, you’ll be able to keep everything simple and keep it tidy.
Hang curtain rods
Creativity is the organization’s greatest ally and can make objects have new uses. The famous curtain rods can be hung on the wall with hooks to place pots, utensils, aprons, towels, dishcloth and other items that can be hung.
Install perforated plates
Have you ever heard of pegboards? They are those famous perforated plates, normally used in offices, but they can also be installed in bedrooms, living rooms, corridors and kitchens. Arrange utensils in a more relaxed way, organizing and decorating the environment at once.
It is worth installing hooks, supports, shelves, whatever your creativity and need to send.
Have a shelf with open shelves
Shelving is a great replacement for cabinets. There are models of all sizes and finishes and you can even customize them with the color you want. The dishes were exposed making the space appear larger. Not to mention that it will be easier to know what you need to get, saving time in preparing the recipes.
Replace cabinet doors with curtains
If your sink only has a countertop, you can install shelves and use it as furniture and to protect your belongings, how about using curtains as if they were doors? There are several patterns and colors available on the market and you can choose the one that best suits your kitchen and your personal taste.
In modern decorations, colorful and printed fabrics are excellent and bring more allergy to the room, in more classic spaces, invest in neutral tones.
Discover the charm of hanging pots
In many places in Brazil, pans are stored exposed and hung and it is a very modern technique for organizing the kitchen, both large and small.
Pots hanging from hooks offer practicality because they are always close at hand and take up little space in the kitchen. Create a composition in order of use, size, colors or materials, but choose the one that works best for you. The idea of the organization is to make the room more beautiful and more practical for the daily routine.
Use and abuse the hooks
In kitchens without cabinets, hooks appear as true allies. There are several ways to use them, such as attaching them to a rod, and attaching utensils and other supports. They can also be placed on pegboards.
With them, it will be possible to create organized and practical corners, with all the utensils in sight. On shelves, place hooks at the bottom and hang cups and mugs taking advantage of all available spaces.
Standardize and label everything in sight
The best way to stay organized is to create standards that you will always follow. Label the jars of groceries and keep a pattern in the design and the way of organizing. Combine labels that say what’s inside the glasses. The look will be elegant and sophisticated.
Use magnets to store the knives
Finally, knives and other metal items can be stored in a different way with magnets. Place them near the stove or the sink, which are the places where you will most use the knives and just place the knives on it that they are stored. It is very functional, but requires some care, especially if you have children at home.
70 kitchen pictures without cabinets to inspire you
Now that you know how to organize the objects in your kitchen, it’s time to get to know projects that show this in practice. We selected 70 amazing and creative photos with kitchens of all sizes and decorative styles. Check out!
1- Shelves and shelves are great substitutes for traditional cabinets
2- Take advantage of the walls to install the largest number of shelves and accommodate all your utensils
3- Separate the shelves by sections, a part for pots, another for the dinner set, spices and even a mini wine cellar
4- Hang the cups by the handle and make the most of the spaces available in your kitchen
5- Use the bottom part of the sink to accommodate utensils and close with a curtain to avoid adding dust
6- The cool thing about the curtain is that it can be the highlight of your kitchen according to the pattern you choose
7- Or it can be more discreet and highlight the other details of the room
8- Use and abuse hooks to hang utensils, spices, cups and mugs
9- The shelves can be the same size and are on top of the sink replacing the wall cabinets
10- Glass jars are great for storing food because they are organized and allow you to view the internal content
11- How about the idea of hanging the pots too?
12- The arrangement of the pans can be made according to the one you use least until the one you use every day
13- A hanger can become a device for hanging cutlery and utensils
14- Make a creative panel to make your kitchen more fun and full of charm
15- This panel comes with holes, making it easier to add as many hooks as needed
16- For those who don’t give up wood, how about this panel with holes and shelves?
17- One more idea of how to store groceries in glass jars
18- The magnet is a great help to keep the knives and always have them at hand
19- Organize your utensils by color to have a fun kitchen
20- Baskets and organizing boxes are allies to store utensils, food, spices and much more
21- Shelves are also used to store appliances
22- A metal pipe near the sink is a great idea, just put as many hooks as you want and accommodate the things you use most on a daily basis
23- In this option, it is possible to put up supports with shelves to accommodate spices
24- Shelves can also be installed under the sink to make better use of this space
25- In the best upcycling style , you can reuse materials and objects and turn them into cabinets
26- As is the case with fair boxes, pallets, supermarket boxes
27- A cart, like a bar cart, is excellent for
28- One more idea of how to use the fair boxes instead of cabinets and shelves
29- Everything open and well organized to have a modern and stylish kitchen
30- School shelves can be redesigned and guarantee an industrial look in the kitchen without cabinets
31- The raw tone of the wood is smooth and brings a clean touch to the environment
32- Look how great this dish organizer is for a kitchen without cabinets
33- Another shelf that left its traditional use to enter the kitchen and accommodate utensils
34- Baskets separate kitchen items and bring more organization to the space
35- A rustic kitchen asks for shelves and shelves made of solid wood
36- Look how amazing this rustic wooden bench with shelves
37- The shelf does not need to have feet, it can be fixed directly to the wall
38- Any corner in the kitchen becomes space to accommodate your bookcase
39- Like the one that is smaller, but it fits a lot that we use on a daily basis
40- The metal bookcase makes the kitchen more modern and has several shelves to accommodate your belongings
41- The iron with wood is very high in decoration and could not be left out of the kitchen
42- To highlight and divide the spaces in the kitchen, how about using the technique of painting half a wall?
43- The shelves brought a breath to this kitchen with a predominance of black
44- The rosé gold continues to rise in the decoration of environments and several pendants are found in this shade
45- Make cabinets with crates and add hooks on the bottom to organize cups and mugs
46- The interesting thing about glass jars for storing groceries and spices is that they are easy to clean, since they will be exposed to dust and grease
47- Take advantage of the corners of the wall and install L-shaped shelves
48- Look how interesting it is to install a shelf just above the furadinho panel
49- One more idea of how to use the magnet to accommodate the knives
50- The chalkboard wall is perfect for signaling the spice jars
51- A clean kitchen, asking for a white bookcase with straight lines
52- Choosing a kitchen without cabinets helps to maintain a minimalist lifestyle
53- Organizers are very welcome to help maintain the correct disposition of utensils
54- Niches and shelves cannot be missing
55- How about using straw baskets as niches and organizers?
56- Organization techniques can complement each other to have a tidy and beautiful kitchen
57- Everything in its proper place and with organization, we can even add color and striking decorative objects
58- The caster with wheels helps when cleaning the kitchen
59- For a more beautiful look, invest in utensils of the same color, since they are exposed, they will be part of the kitchen decoration
60- Everything in its right place!
61- Small kitchens can also be organized without cabinets
62- Use and abuse of organizing baskets
63- Make new shelves inside the shelf using brackets
64- A really cool outlet for when we don’t have cupboards under the sink
65- All in the same color to create a unit in the kitchen
66- It will take you a little longer to organize, but the final result pays off
67- The less you have, the prettier it will look
68- The industrial style blends perfectly with the kitchen technique without cabinets
69- We need to be creative to take advantage of each space
70- The feeling of peace when everything is organized and kept in place
The kitchen without cabinets is a trend in modern decor and allows you to personalize the space with your personal touch. But, you need to be aware of the organization because this room needs to be functional. With our tips and inspirations, we know that you will take the letter. Don’t be afraid to dare, let go and test what’s best for you and your routine!