Base kitchen cabinets tend to get all the attention when it comes to choosing the best cabinet organizers.
But our upper wall cabinets are just as important though. They tend to house our everyday “go-to” items.
If you need to create more accessibility and storage, I’ve got some great ideas that’ll put a smile on your face every time you open up your cabinets.
So, if you’re looking for a way to create more storage in your upper cabinets, all it takes is some creative accessories and organization to get the most out of the wall cabinets in your kitchen.
What Do You Store in Upper Cabinets?
Common items to store in upper kitchen cabinets include:
- Dishes (plates, bowls and dinnerware)
- Wine Glasses
- Coffee Mugs
- Coffee Supplies (Beans and K-Cups)
- Travel Mugs
- Spice Bottles
- Pet Supplies
Common Wall Cabinet Dimensions
As we often suggest when discussing products, make sure you examine both the product dimensions and cabinet dimensions to verify it will work properly.
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 Wall Cabinet Organizers for Kitchens
It is no secret that kitchens are a busy place. With all the cooking, cleaning, and organizing taking place in them every day, it’s important to find ways of keeping your kitchen as organized as possible while still retaining its efficiency.
There are many different options available on the market today including pull out shelves or drop-ins, both of which make for great storage solutions. Check out our list below of some of the best wall cabinet organizers available right now!
1. Rev-A-Shelf - 5PD Pull Down Organizer Shelf
The Rev-A-Shelf organizers 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 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.
Mounts to bottom or side wall of upper cabinets, easily access hard-to-reach items and great for elderly or handicapped.
2. Lynk Professional- Two Tier Slide Out Organizers
The Lynk Professional pull out organizer is not only great for narrow cabinets, but also upper wall cabinets in general. It has a shallow depth and is perfect for smaller items like spices.
This version mounts to the back wall of your cabinet with included screws. A sturdy frame bracket provides stability.
If you have a really narrow cabinet it may be a little tough to get your hand back in the cabinet to install.
Great for spices and bottles, sturdy frame, easy to clean and has full-extension slides.
3. Copco - Non Skid Lazy Susan Turntable
Lazy-susans are a tried and true kitchen product. They can be used in the kitchen, bathroom, craft room or even in the garage.
The Copco turntable is 9″ in diameter which is perfect for tight spaces in upper wall cabinets. It can easily hold spices, medications, oils, or coffee supplies.
The best part about this turntable is that it’s not permanent. You’ll find a spot to put it to use anywhere in your home!
Great way to access items quickly, non-skid surface, easy to wash/clean and the 9 inch diameter fits most spaces.
4. Vertical Spice - 3 Drawer Spice Organizer Pull Outs
If you need a storage slide out that is dedicated to your spices, this is a great product. The best feature is that you can visually see each bottle rather than searching and turning.
Vertical Spice makes them in this cool three section slide out as well as a two section. It can hold 30 regular sized spice bottles (2″ diameter x 5″ tall).
Each section can slide out independently of each other. This makes it simple to categorize and easily get access to your spices.
Spices are held in by flexible black bands, easy to see and access the right bottles and sections slide out independently.
5. Wallniture - Under Cabinet Wine Bottle Storage Rack
Have your go-to bottles of wine right at your fingertips, with an under cabinet bottle holder from Wallniture. These are included with all mounting hardware needed to install.
This holds standard 750ml wine bottles. It measures 14″ in length and you can space the bottles depth.
One tip on these is to hold a wine bottle up to the underneath side of your cabinet to get and mark accurate measurements for the rack.
Easy way to gain more counter space, holds 3 standard 750ml wine bottles, mounts with just four screws and is made from 8mm thick wrought iron.
6. Bellemain - Spice Holder Clip Strips for Jars
If you are looking for a fun DIY project, these easy to add strips could do the trick.
The plastic strips are trim-to-fit to make them work your cabinet width.
Make sure you align them as to avoid the inner cabinet shelves that exist. Although the adhesive is super strong, if you are slamming the cabinet the spies could slide down if not already secured in the clip near the top of the bottle lid.
Super simple install, accommodates 12 jars, adheres with strong adhesive and has 3 clip strips.
How to Organize Upper Cabinets
The idea with upper wall cabinet storage solutions is to make it more accessible.
Most of you probably have glassware, plates, bowls or maybe your go-to coffee mugs in these cabinets.
- Heavy items on lower shelfs
- Everyday items need to be accessible
There are also items like baking sheets, prescription medicines, spices and herbs or items that just don’t fit in the pantry cabinet.
There’s tons of options out there to help you organize the upper cabinet space. 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 pull down shelving to simple fifteen dollar plate organizers, you can go as crazy or conservative as you want.
Take Your Organization to a New Level!
Instead of stacking your items to the top of the cabinet, why not add a better way to access them. Adding cabinet organizers to your wall cabinets is something you won’t regret.
Whether its a pull out style cabinet organizer that gets mounted to the cabinet floor or a drop-in product that just makes it easier to grab items, you can get fun and functional all-in-one.
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