Increase Space In Your Kitchen With Ikea Expedit Shelves

January 14, 2013 by  

This Ikea Expedit Shelf Works Like A Pantry

I have a pantry, but I wanted some more space to help ease the load in my pantry and cabinets. I’ve mentioned before, I have a fairly small home. I do not have access dishes or pots and pans (come on… really…. me?) but things can get crowded and I wanted a solution. Here were some of my inspiration photos I found on pinterest. When I made my newest plan to reorganize, I added two new Ikea Expedit Shelving units. One in the family room, and this one in the kitchen. I painted the wall that leads from the family room into the kitchen deep brown. I also painted the perpentual wall adjacent to it brown (the wall you see in this picture). I love the white against the deep brown.


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I really didn’t take much out of my pantry to put on these shelves. I did clear out room in my some of my cabinets and put items from the pantry into the cabinets, so in a round about way I increased my pantry space.

I also purchased two of the slide in door units that fit the expedit shelves. this allows me to have two cubbies that are closed in. I have wine supplies in this side. The other side has plastic cups, plates and silverwear for picnics and such.

ikea expeditI also found these little metal shelf units while I was at Ikea.  I measured and found out they would work so that I could split the space and not have wasted room.

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I pulled out some of the baskets that I had in my pantry and used them to store items I had in my cabinets. Baking items, mostly.

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I’m thrilled with the extra room I now have!

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This is a solution that works great for me. I know I’ll have these shelves if we ever have to move. If need be, I can move them and use them in another room also. The unit just fit in this area.  The door on the right leads to my laundry room. The light switch for this “eating” area, that we only have a small table for the triplets to eat and do homework at, is on the wall. You can see it just behind the one basket (2nd cubby down, far right). We don’t use that light all that often, so it’s not a problem that it’s within the unit. On the other side, there is still enough space that our trash can fits just fine.

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Just so you know, this is not a review or promo post for Ikea. I have several of the Expedit pieces and wanted to show you how I utilize them.

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4 Responses to “Increase Space In Your Kitchen With Ikea Expedit Shelves”
  1. Christy says:

    OK, not what I’m supposed to be noticing the most I’m sure but I absolutely dig that green with the nice, clean white shelves. It’s not only very organized but it’s also visually appealing.

  2. Emily Fish says:

    Looks great! I have followed your blog for a long time, I was just on Facebook and saw a comment from you on a picture of Carol and John… That is my Aunt! What a small world!

  3. Sandy says:

    Really? lol.. that’s a riot Emily. I lived at the bottom of the court that they live on for years. We used to “porch” it all the time at Jan & Johns. Yes.. it is a small world.

  4. gemma says:

    What a fantastic idea, the green baskets look stunning. Such a simple and effective idea and the resulting look is superb.

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