The 7 Best Kitchen Upper Wall Cabinet Organizers

There’s tons of options out there. When you actually do a deep dive into all the storage organizer options for upper wall cabinets you might start getting a little overwhelmed. We know, it’s easy to do. Everything from thousand dollar swing-out pantry products to simple fifteen dollar plate organizers, you can go as crazy or conservative as you want.

In this post, we’ll focus on storage solutions that are a bit more in-depth and require some installation.

We’ll also include some very basic options for those looking for a quick fix.

The idea with upper wall cabinet storage solutions is to make the space a little more accessible. Most of you probably have glassware, plates, bowls or maybe your go-to coffee mug. There are also items like baking sheets, prescription medicines, spices and herbs or items that just don’t fit in the pantry cabinet.

So, first and foremost, take a look or imagine your space. What’s in it? What will best suit your needs for organization and accessibility?

Measure…and then measure once more…

As we often suggest when discussing products, make sure you examine both the product dimensions and cabinet dimensions to verify it will work properly. Here’s some basic cabinet terminology or Cabinetry 101 if need be.

Most standard upper wall kitchen cabinets will have a 12″ depth and widths of 12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″ and 36″. Your cabinets could vary.

The Best Upper Cabinet Storage Ideas for Kitchens…

1. Pull-Down Organizer w/ Gas Assisted Spring

These look pretty hardcore, we realize that, but if you are after true accessibility this is a great idea. I’ve actually written about them before here. The product can be mounted on the bottom or on the side of the cabinet. Or perhaps both if need be.

They come in two different widths. One in 24″ width and the other in 36″ width. The organizer moves up and down with the assistance of a gas spring located on the sides of the unit. It also temporarily locks into place when fully extended. It brings items out approximately 14-3/4″ away from the cabinet.

I’ve personally installed one of these. Although it looks complicated, it really isn’t. The organizer basically consists of a few components such as, side panels, baskets and pull-down rod. Once those are buttoned up, the unit can be installed into the cabinet relatively quick.

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2. Door Mounted Spice Rack Storage Holders

The idea here is that the adjustable bins can be positioned to not hit your existing cabinet shelves. The product is offered in different widths including 11″ (279mm), 14″ (356mm) and 16-3/4″ (425mm).

It can accommodate spice bottles of a 2-1/4″ diameter. The product really just consists of installing the main uprights to the meat (thickest portion) of the door. I used a level to make sure I was square.

Installing the wood uprights is done with a few screws that are provided. The wood bins have a small metal bracket that will slide into the notches on the uprights. It’s as simple as that.

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3. Adjustable Upper Cabinet Helper Shelf

Super basic, but very helpful. The upper cabinet shelf gives you some extra organization and prevents the stacking of items you prefer to have separated. This is especially convenient if no or sparse shelfs are in your upper cabinets. It’s a good idea for above the refrigerator or microwave.

This product comes in various widths of 11″, 16″ and 18″ to accommodate larger items versus small. The shelfs can be adjusted as well. Make sure you double check the depth of your application to ensure a proper fit.

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4. Stackable Water Bottle Holder Storage Organizer

This handy bottle organizer is not only great for the upper cabinets but anywhere in the kitchen. It comes in packs of 2, 4 or if you are a crazy water bottle fanatic,there is an option for 8.

One of the features I like is that it’s made of durable BPA and chlorine free shatter-resistant plastic.

Another great thing is that it brings the bottles that normally hide in the back of the cabinet to the forefront. This way you can see the top of the bottle you are after rather than searching.

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5. Above Appliance Swing Out Organizer

One of the more in-depth products on our list, is an organizer that works perfectly over the oven or fridge. It can be side mounted to either the left or right side of the cabinet wall.

The organizer also has door mounting brackets that allow you to attach it to your cabinet door, so when you pull the door hardware the product will swing out giving you full access to the basket.

This particular unit fits 24″ (609mm) deep wall cabinets and requires a minimum cabinet opening width and height of 15″ (381mm). If you happen to be a handy DIY’er, then this is something you have to consider.

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6. Wine Bottle Storage and Stemware Holder

The wine bottle holder and the stemware rack is a simple addition to the underside of your cabinetry. It also clears up some needed space as well. The stemware racks hold about two to three glasses depending on the size and shape.

These clever products are also offered in various finishes like Satin Nickel, Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, or Chrome.

These are pretty solid and have a heavy gauge wire material. They mount to the underneath side with only a couple screws.

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7. Tray and Baking Sheet Divider Rails

Quick and easy install here…as the baking sheet and tray dividers are a favorite for many homes.

These metal dividers can be used in just about any area within the home including garage, pantry or laundry spaces.

The mount directly to the base and/or back wall of the cabinet with provided plastic clips. Most of these types of dividers are around 12″ in height and 20″ deep.

If you want to get creative, you can even mount it where the heigt is mount to the back wall of the cabinet!

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Let us know what you guys are using for the upper wall cabinets in the kitchen or anywhere for that matter. We know this is just a small list of ideas, but hopefully it sparked some potential plans of your own.

As always, thanks for reading and if for any reason you found this helpful and thought of a friend, please share it with them as well!

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