These Freestanding Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Are the Answer to Our Storage Prayers

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It's no secret that kitchen renovations cost a staggering amount of money, especially if you opt for custom cabinets. While they're sure to offer a luxurious, polished look, made-to-order cabinets are not often a viable option for a budget-inspired cook space. Enter: Freestanding kitchen cabinets.

Yes, you read that correctly. While it may seem like a radical idea at first, stand-alone options are the saving grace when you want a chic, custom look without breaking the bank. You can source at least one cabinet that perfectly suits your space and adds a dash of personality and texture. And the best part ... it gives you a little extra storage, too. That's a major win in our book!

Ahead, we've created a shopping guide with 10 of our favorite furniture finds that double as freestanding kitchen cabinets.

1. Mercana Klaus Cabinet, $1,401.49

This industrial find from Overstock offers plenty of storage for stacked plates, bowls, cups, and mugs in place of traditional kitchen cabinets. For a cohesive, streamlined appearance, keep all displayed dishes in the same color palette to avoid an overly busy finished product.

2. Room & Board Hudson Storage Cabinet With Wood Base, $2,599

This handcrafted freestanding kitchen cabinet from Room & Board would be the perfect addition to any minimalist cook space. Complete with six drawers and three shelves, this beautiful piece is the perfect place to stash all of your culinary faves. Not to mention, it would also make a pretty nice bar cabinet, too.

3. Restoration Hardware 20th C. Salvaged Wood and Marble Kitchen Console, $6,675 - $10,010

Inspired by cabinets often seen in general stores during the early 20th century, this piece from Restoration Hardware is truly one of a kind. Made form solid salvaged pine and topped with a marble work surface, your dreams of having a swanky kitchen island have finally come true.

4. Crate and Barrel Casement Tall Black Cabinet, $999

This Crate and Barrel piece is a stunning modern take on a dining hutch, but what makes it perfect as a freestanding kitchen cabinet is the combination of open and closed storage. While the glass cabinet portion can display your fine glassware and dinnerware collections, the closed portion can house odds and ends, including salad bowls, flatware, or even baking tins.

5. Home Styles Seaside Lodge Kitchen Pantry, $619.99

The substantial trim and molding on this coastal-inspired cabinet easily give the appearance of built-in cabinets without the price tag. And for even more storage space, pair two side-to-side to house both pantry and cookware items.

6. Quail Farm 2-Door White and Natural Shelf Cabinet, $297.49

The chicken wire screen in the doors of this rustic freestanding kitchen cabinet will add tons of farmhouse charm and character to your cook space. Place your flour, sugar, pastas, and other everyday ingredients into labeled glass jars on the wood countertop, saving plenty of room for bulkier items to be stored below.

7. Aurelle Home Reclaimed Oak Herringbone Cabinet, $1,526.39

For a sleek and streamlined style that offers ample storage space, opt for this modern freestanding kitchen cabinet. In the open space below, add oversize baskets to collect kitchen linens like tablecloths, placemats, dish towels, etc.

8. Williams Sonoma Navarro Wine Storage, $895 - $1,595

For wine connoisseurs and novices alike, this customizable freestanding kitchen cabinet is a gorgeous way to show off your sophisticated collection of vino. You can choose the above setup with two cabinets, or you can pick and choose whatever pieces you have room for. After all, not everyone is lucky enough to have a spacious wine cellar. But with 14 drawers and open shelving, do you really need one?

9. Pottery Barn Pioneer Buffet, $1,599

This sizeable Pottery Barn piece is the perfect solution for a large wall in your open kitchen. The 15 uniformly sized drawers offer storage for linens or smaller gadgets that you like to keep on hand but don't necessarily use on a regular basis.

10. West Elm Mid-Century Buffet Table, $879.20

This freestanding kitchen cabinet easily adds a dose of midcentury modern charm to any space while also offering functional solutions for storage. In the drawers, keep cutlery and cooking utensils, while leaving the larger cabinets clear for cookware or baking pans.


Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.

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