It’s out of sight and out of mind. But, everywhere you have a base cabinet, you have an unused cavity below in the space behind the toe kick. This provides an opportunity to create storage.

Yes, it’s pretty shallow and you have to stoop but a toe kick drawer is perfect for less frequently used kitchen utensils, or only occasionally used platters (think Thanksgiving turkey), or emergency supplies like candles, batteries and flash lights.

And don’t forget Fido. A toe kick drawer is also perfect for keeping pet food dishes contained and out of sight when not being used.

Of course, it’s best to have these drawers designed and installed with the new cabinetry going into your remodeled kitchen. But if you are not ready for that but are handy, click here for a link for a do-it-yourself project.