Vertical Kitchen Organization

Vertical Kitchen Organization More kitchen storage is something that we’ve probably all wished for one time or another. This is especially true if your home has a small countertop where space is at a premium (or if you just like to have your countertop as uncluttered as possible). We love the idea of using blank wall space to create a vertical organization system in a kitchen, so we decided to make our own to keep our new studio kitchen neat and tidy.

Vertical Kitchen Organization Supplies: 
-3 24″ towel bars (we used this one)
-Bamboo utensil holders (similar ones here and here)
-Metal shower curtain rings
-Power drill

Step One: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to attach the towel bars to the wall. (If your towel bar doesn’t already come with one, you’ll want to use a wall anchor when installing the towel bars so they can hold a fair amount of weight.) Make sure to space the bars so that there will be about 6″ of space between the bottom of your utensil holder and the next bar below it.

Vertical Kitchen Organization abeautifulmess.comStep Two: Use a power drill and drill a hole about 1 1/2″ from the top of each of your utensil holders.

Vertical Kitchen Organization Step Three: Open your shower curtain ring, slide one end through the hole and the other end over the towel bar, and snap the ring closed.

Step Four: Fill your utensil holders with whatever kitchen items you like. If you decide to put flowers or a plant in one of your holders, make sure to line the container with either a pot, vase, or even a plastic bag first for leak protection and easy clean-up.

Vertical Kitchen Organization
Vertical Kitchen Organization Vertical Kitchen Organization We are pretty over-the-moon with how this vertical storage turned out—we love it! All the items are easily accessible but contained and out of the way. Think you’re up for making your own kitchen storage wall? xo. Laura

Credits// Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. 

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  • This is a really cool idea! Definitely doing this when I get my own place. More storage place for my kitchen utensils? Yes please.

  • This is a great diy organization project for the kitchen!

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  • This looks wonderful! Luckily my kitchen is a labyrinth of storage space but if it weren’t I would definitely have a go at this. I’m actually considering doing it on the external wall in the garden for our gardening tools. Infinitely more attractive than sticking them all in a big bucket…!

  • Love this idea!!! I’m always trying to find good organization tips!

    Thanks for following me btw 🙂 looking forward to reading more from you!


  • I love the mix of wood and metal. Something I am doing more and more of around our house! Thanks for the inspiration and always, the beautiful images!

  • I absolutely adore this idea! I wish I had a wall in my kitchen to do this on, but I think it would be great on a different wall and just use for plants!


  • This is cute, but it seems awfully expensive for something that would be more useful if it was on the other side of your kitchen. My personal opinion though!

  • Hi Laura! I think you accidentally replied to the wrong comment and addressed the wrong person. 🙂

  • What a great idea. I wish I had a free wall to do something like this. It would remove some of the clutter on my counter! I’ll keep this pinned for when I redesign my kitchen. Thanks!!

  • Your ideas for vertical kitchen organization seem absolutely fabulous, moreover every average housewife may easily apply them without any special support by her hubby.

  • Love it! This is something I definitely plan to do as I have few counters, but one free wall just the right size for this.

  • What a fantastic idea! I love the touches of greens and pinks with the plants hanging next to the utensils… I imagine you can plant herbs in there as well to be more kitchen friendly! xx

  • love this! it’s so simple but the mix of materials is perfect!

  • What a great idea! I can’t wait to have my own kitchen so I can try my hand at some DIY storage and decorating ideas!

    – Taryn Elise xx

  • I love this idea so much! We are apartment dwellers and therefore have no space, haha. This is easy enough that I wouldn’t chicken out!

  • I can’t wait till I am in a position to spend the weekend DIY-ing away

  • Great idea! Just seeing all of these stunning DIY’s makes me think how cool it would be to take a tour of your home, I’m sure it’s every “crafters” dream! 🙂

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  • Good question Zoe, I’m not sure! I should have wrote it down before I threw the tag away…

    Laura 🙂

  • INCREDIBLE! I have a small kitchen space and have turned to decoratively hanging pans on the walls, but this takes things to another level. I love that you can virtually clear off your counter tops and do so in such a chic way. Perfect idea for smaller spaces. LOVE.

  • we are decorating our kitchen, so I always looks for nice ideas. This looks amazing and so well design. I love wood elements in a kitchen.

  • So cool! I love the way the plants are mixed in!

  • love this idea! currently trying to brainstorm where my house would need this haha

  • Such a great idea!!! Thanks for the inspiration as always!!


  • Wow! Awesome DIY. I’m in the middle of creating a cozy office space and I might have to try this – except use it for housing craft and office supplies!
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Very cute! We did this same thing but with the wall rails and containers made for hanging on them that Ikea sells. It is such a good idea for storage, especially for unorganized people like me. I can never find utensils I need in our kitchen drawer.

  • I found myself thinking about all kinds of other things you could use as the storage containers themselves. Thanks for the idea!

  • This is the most stunning kitchen storage I think I’ve ever seen! How do you guys and gals think of such clever ideas?!

  • our kitchen is TINY so any extra storage space is greatly appreciated, such a wonderful idea…thanks!

  • Arugh! I’ve been wanting to go vertical ever since i saw this:
    and this is the kick i needed.

  • Love the idea of a storage wall! I also love the idea of stuff hanging from ceilings, could you try that??

  • We love the idea, it’s nice because we have got some empty walls…

  • Oh, this is just beautiful – and practical! What a great combo 🙂 I wish I had the empty wall space to do something like this! Since I don’t, I’ll simply just admire yours 😉 Thanks for sharing, this was absolutely great!


  • This is so original, and it looks so fresh. Love it 🙂
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  • This is such a great idea! Looks lovely too!

  • Love this. I have the tiniest kitchen and this is a great way to save counterspace!

  • They are really cooly..I wish I was as handy with a power drill!

  • I love this! I have an awkwardly empty space on our kitchen wall, so this might be what we need. It would be a great way to keep plants and herbs around without our silly cats devouring them!


  • Such a great idea! We sure have a lack of counter space! But unfortunately in a small house- we also have a lack of blank wall space too! 🙂
    This looks great though and is functional storage while being stylish as well!

  • So cute! i love it! We just finished remodeling our entire kitchen and we have a big empty corner that we are still deciding what to do with- this could be perfect!

  • Love!
    The roses in them are so pretty!!!
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  • oh so pretty and useful!

  • What a cute idea! Who knew those random binder o-rings could come in handy!

    xo Denise

  • this is so beautiful and simple, definitely need to do this in my student house!

  • oh my goodness, i just don’t know how you guys do it! this is amazing!!! totally in love with this idea


  • What a stunning display piece. It looks lovely! I did something similar in my old apartments bathroom, but it never looked this pretty!

  • Such a lovely idea, my mum would love this !
    Lauren x
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  • Lovely! It looks so great and keeps the countertops clear!

  • Oh my god, I am OBSESSED with this! I especially love the mixing of the plants and the cooking utensils.

  • This is beautiful. Sadly wall space is also a premium in my kitchen but maybe I could use this idea for make up storage. Thanks. Zoe


  • Hi! What type of plant are the non-flowering ones? Muehlenbeckia? I love it, but can’t keep it alive for anything!

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