- Kevin maximizes space by storing his kitchen necessities vertically. Vertical storage is a must-do in a small space--something my fellow New York City dwellers know well.
- If you opt for open shelving rather than cabinets, keep plates, cups and bowls neutral-toned for a streamlined look. Store food in clear plastic containers.
- Incorporate kitchen cabinet dividers to divide the space, double the shelving and keep more plates and bowls accessible.
Kitchen pantries are magnets for clutter (See: How to Organize Your Kitchen) opt for open shelving only if you are committed to keeping them neat and tidy at all times.