7 Transforming Organizers to Maximize a Small Kitchen

Making room for stuff in a small kitchen is no easy feat. Fortunately, there are tons of cool, foldout kitchen supplies that offer up extra storage opportunity — without taking up too much space.

To help make organizing your tiny kitchen go smoother, we rounded up a bunch of transforming kitchenwares that prove our point. From expandable dish racks to foldout breakfast bars and beyond, here are seven convertible items that will help you make the most of your small kitchen space.

Why waste space on a standalone kitchen island when you can use a savvy foldout table instead? This sleek folding table converts into a kitchen island or breakfast bar in seconds but lays flat against the wall when not in use.

sliding drawer organizer for pots and pans
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Keeping bulky pots and pans organized in a small kitchen can be tricky. Thankfully, this handy steel organizer slides out of your kitchen cabinet and provides a streamlined space to store pots, pans, and lids.

The only thing better than a multifunctional kitchen cart is one that folds up when not in use. This clever rolling kitchen cart quickly opens and folds and can be used as a kitchen island or a side cart.

Looking for a smart way to utilize the space between your refrigerator and kitchen countertops? This slender cabinet-inspired rolling pantry pulls out to reveal five shelves of storage space that's otherwise hidden from plain sight.

If you're constantly bending over to dig through your lower kitchen cabinets, then we have the solution for you. This clean-lined wood organizer slides out drawer-style and holds up to 75 pounds of kitchen supplies.

multifunctional rolling kitchen island cart with trash can
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It's a kitchen island! It's a rolling cart! It's a trashcan! This super cute kitchen cart boasts a natural wood top for food prep, a three-tiered spice rack, a towel bar, and a pullout trash bin—plus it's available in blush pink!

No room for a full-sized dish rack on your kitchen countertop? No worries. This expandable steel dish rack extends to nearly twice its size to suit all of your post dinner clean-up needs.


Caroline Biggs

Caroline Biggs

Caroline Biggs is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Refinery 29, and more.