There’s tons of options out there. 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 simple fifteen dollar plate organizers, you can go as crazy or conservative as you want.
In this post, we’ll focus on storage solutions that are a bit more in-depth and require some installation.
We’ll also include some very basic options for those looking for a quick fix.
The idea with upper wall cabinet storage solutions is to make the space a little more accessible. Most of you probably have glassware, plates, bowls or maybe your go-to coffee mug. There are also items like baking sheets, prescription medicines, spices and herbs or items that just don’t fit in the pantry cabinet.
So, first and foremost, take a look or imagine your space. What’s in it? What will best suit your needs for organization and accessibility?
Measure…and then measure once more…
As we often suggest when discussing products, make sure you examine both the product dimensions and cabinet dimensions to verify it will work properly. Here’s some basic cabinet terminology or Cabinetry 101 if need be.
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 Upper Cabinet Storage Ideas for Kitchens
Rev-A-Shelf In-Cabinet Pull-Down Organizer (Best In-Cabinet Pull Down)
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.
- Complete kit for in-cabinet storage
- Mounts to bottom or side wall of upper cabinets
- Easily access hard-to-reach items
- Great for elderly or handicapped
- Locks into place when completely out of cabinet
Rev-A-Shelf Spice Rack Storage Holders (Best Door Mounted Storage)
The idea here is that the Rev-A-Shelf adjustable bins can be positioned to not hit your existing cabinet shelves. The product is offered in different widths including 11″ (279mm), 14″ (356mm) and 16-3/4″ (425mm).
Installing the wood uprights is done with a few screws that are provided. The wood bins have a small metal bracket that will slide into the notches on the uprights. It’s as simple as that.
- Adjustable shelves avoid pre-existing cabinet shelves
- Complete kit comes ready-to-install
- Can accommodate 2-1/4″ diameter spice bottles
- UV Clear coated maple wood
Grayline Shelf Helper Adjustable Shelf (Best Drop-In Shelf)
Super basic, but very helpful. The upper cabinet shelf gives you some extra organization and prevents the stacking of items you prefer to have separated. This is especially convenient if no or sparse shelfs are in your upper cabinets. It’s a good idea for above the refrigerator or microwave.
This product comes in various widths of 11″, 16″ and 18″ to accommodate larger items versus small. The shelfs can be adjusted as well. Make sure you double check the depth of your application to ensure a proper fit.
- Adjustable for extra space needs
- Great for cabinet with no pre-existing shelves
- Easily separate your go-to items for easy access
mDesign Stackable Water Bottle Holder Storage Organizer (Best Water Bottle Holder)
This handy mDesign bottle organizer is not only great for the upper cabinets but anywhere in the kitchen. It comes in packs of 2, 4 or if you are a crazy water bottle fanatic, there is an option for 8.
Another great thing is that it brings the bottles that normally hide in the back of the cabinet to the forefront. This way you can see the top of the bottle you are after rather than searching.
- Put anywhere in the kitchen for quick storage solution
- Durable PA and chlorine free plastic
- Offered in packs of 2, 4 or 8
- Each tray measures 8″ deep x 11.3″ wide x 4″ high
- Slots are about 3.5″ accross
Rev-A-Shelf In-Cabinet Above Appliance Organizer (Best Swing Out Storage)
One of the more in-depth products on our list, is an organizer that works perfectly over the oven or fridge. The Rev-A-Shelf organizer also has door mounting brackets that allow you to attach it to your cabinet door, so when you pull the door hardware the product will swing out giving you full access to the basket.
This particular unit fits 24″ (609mm) deep wall cabinets and requires a minimum cabinet opening width and height of 15″ (381mm).
- Complete organizer kit for in-cabinet
- Needs 15″ width cabinet opening
- Mounts on either left or right side of cabinet wall
Wallniture Under Cabinet Iron Wine Storage (Best Wine Bottle Storage)
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.
- Gain more counter space
- Holds 3 bottles
- Mounts with four screws
- Made from 8mm thick wrought iron
Rev-A-Shelf 597 Series Tray and Baking Sheet Dividers (Best Divider Rails)
Quick and easy install here…as the baking sheet and tray dividers are a favorite for many homes. These metal dividers can be used in just about any area within the home including garage, pantry or laundry spaces.
If you want to get creative like the photo, you can even mount it where the height is mounted to the back wall of the cabinet!
- Make a useless cabinet functional
- Sleek chrome finish
- Mount directly to the base and/or back wall of the cabinet with
- Provided plastic clips
- 12″ in height and 20″ deep
Lynk Professional Upper Cabinet Slide Out Spice Racks (Best Storage Slide Out)
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.
- Easy install (*tip – pre-drill holes & magnetized screw driver)
- Sturdy frame
- Easy to clean
- Full-extension slides
Vertical Spice Slide Out Storage (Best Spices Organizer)
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.
Manufacturer notes dimensions as 10.60″ Deep x 6.9″ Wide x 10.75″ Tall.
- Spices are held in by flexible black bands
- Easy to see and access the right bottle
- Slide out independently
Rubbermaid Upper Cabinet Spice Storage (Best Pull Down Spice Rack)
Finally, a simple to install product that makes it easy to see and reach your go-to spice bottles. Rubbermaid’s spice bottle storage organizer is ideal for the shorter people out there or for those with limited space in their upper cabinets. It rotates out toward the user and drops down right in front of you.
*Tip – make sure you test drive its positioning and operation in the cabinet before screwing down and mounting.
Manufacturer notes dimensions as 10″ Deep x 9″ High x 14.5″ Wide
- Fits approximately 18 spice bottles
- Mounts easily to base of cabinet floor
- Quick and easy access to spices
- Easy to clean
When it comes to storage organization, it can become more about the installation process and what you feel most comfortable with. Some items will be more complicated while others simply sit inside your cabinet.
Want the most bang for your buck? Try the baking sheet and tray divider rails. These are easy to install and can be used just about anywhere.
The wine bottle storage racks are also a simple idea to gain more space, but I would recommend looking for a pull out that makes it easy to access certain items.
Check out the Lynk Professional Spice Rack Slide Outs. If you have the room, this can be super helpful when looking for spices, cooking oils, etc.
Let us know what you guys are using for the upper wall cabinets in the kitchen or anywhere for that matter. We know this is just a small list of ideas, but hopefully it sparked some potential plans of your own.
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