What is the advantage of storing items behind cabinet doors? The basic method of storage inside a cabinet is shelving. A standard wall, base, or tall cabinet will come with a specific number of shelves based on the height of the cabinet. While most cabinet shelving is adjustable the functionality of the cabinet can be increased by adding internal storage accessories such as roll-outs, stationary tray dividers, pull-outs, spice racks, door storage racks, and more.

A close up of cabinet doors. Cabinet Storage ideas behind cabinet doors.

Storage Accessories on Cabinetry Doors

A traditional Cabinet Door Spice Rack from Dura Supreme offers convenient added storage in a wall cabinet.

Door Spice Rack Storage Accessory from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Roll-Out Cabinet Storage Behind a Cabinet Door

Base cabinets are usually 24” deep, providing a lot of storage space.  However, accessing the items stored in the back of the kitchen cabinet can be inconvenient and cumbersome.  That problem is solved with our roll-out shelves, available in several depths, different configurations, and with various partitions.  Our roll-out shelves glide out smoothly on full-extension slides and include a soft-close, self-closing feature for optimum convenience in your kitchen.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by Linda Williams of Hahka Kitchens and Hahka Builders, Inc., general contracting by Randy Hahka, and photography by Ken Pfeiffer.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by Linda Williams of Hahka Kitchens and Hahka Builders, Inc., general contracting by Randy Hahka, and photography by Ken Pfeiffer.

Roll-out shelves within a cabinet can be outfitted with a Dura Supreme power station or charging station for a variety of uses.

Roll-out shelves within a cabinet can be outfitted with a Dura Supreme power station or charging station for a variety of uses.

Stationary Cabinet Storage within a Cabinet

Stationary storage within a cabinet can be anything from basic stationary shelves to vertical partitions, to customized larders, wine racks, and more.

Dura Supreme’s Tray Dividers are a convenient way to partition a cabinet for tray or cutting board storage. (Each includes 1 divider.)

Dura Supreme’s Tray Dividers are a convenient way to partition a cabinet for tray or cutting board storage. (Each includes 1 divider.)

“X” Wall Wine Cube behind cabinet doors from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

“X” Wall Wine Cube behind cabinet doors from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Wall Appliance Cabinet Organized for Tray Storage

Wall Appliance Cabinet Organized for Tray Storage

Beverage Center Larder used for home bar stroage.

Beverage Center Larder from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A close up of Apothecary Drawers inside a Beverage Center Larder from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A close up of Apothecary Drawers inside a Beverage Center Larder from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Dura Supreme bathroom design by House to Home Solutions, Maryland.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by CR Cabinetry.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by CR Cabinetry.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by Linda Williams of Hahka Kitchens and Hahka Builders, Inc., general contracting by Randy Hahka, and photography by Ken Pfeiffer.

Dura Supreme cabinetry design by Linda Williams of Hahka Kitchens and Hahka Builders, Inc., general contracting by Randy Hahka, and photography by Ken Pfeiffer.

Pull-Out Storage Attached to the Cabinet Door

Wall, base and tall cabinets also have many pull-out storage options including recycling centers, pantries, knife blocks and tray storage. Small spaces offer a surprising amount of kitchen storage when you use Dura Supreme’s pull-outs. Simply pull the cabinet door with one motion to reveal the storage accessory and all of it’s contents. Oftentimes, these ingenious pull-outs can be tucked behind a decorative turned post or column for an exceptionally clever use of space.  The full-extension slides are concealed for a sleek look and the soft-close, self-close feature is an added bonus.

Base Recycling Center by Dura Supreme Cabinetry comes standard with a Touch-Latch Mechanism for Hands-free opening.

Base Recycling Center by Dura Supreme Cabinetry comes standard with a Touch-Latch Mechanism for Hands-free opening.

A Pull-Out Tray Cabinet from Dura Supreme offers practical and convenient use of space and works great for storing pans and cookie sheets in small spaces.

A Pull-Out Tray Cabinet from Dura Supreme offers practical and convenient use of space and works great for storing pans and cookie sheets in small spaces.

A shallow tray above the cutlery block offers convenient storage for small cutlery accessories, utensils, spices, and more.

A shallow tray above the cutlery block offers convenient storage for small cutlery accessories, utensils, spices, and more.

A Dura Supreme Base Pull-Out Pantry neatly stores row after row of pantry goods within a narrow space making it easy to see the entire contents of your pantry at a glance. (Available in wood or wire options)

A Dura Supreme Base Pull-Out Pantry neatly stores row after row of pantry goods within a narrow space making it easy to see the entire contents of your pantry at a glance. (Available in wood or wire options)

Cabinet Door Hinging for Optimal Storage

Cabinets with doors also have several hinging options including stay lift, lift door, and bi-fold doors.  The advantage of these types of doors is they typically open upward and out of the way, providing easy access to the contents inside.

Horizontal bi-fold cabinet doors are a popular choice in lofty kitchens. Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a an Urban Loft Style design.

Dura Supreme’s horizontal Bi-fold Door (WBFD) lifts up and out of the way for full access to the kitchen cabinet interior.

If space allows above the cabinet, a lift-door (WLD) provides full-access to upper cabinets that are hard to reach. Kitchen storage idea from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

If space allows above the cabinet, a lift-door (WLD) provides full-access to upper cabinets that are hard to reach.

A hinge-top mechanism (WSLC) often works best for reaching upper storage areas. Storage solution by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

A hinge-top mechanism (WSLC) often works best for reaching upper storage areas.

With the variety of storage accessories combined with the standard shelf what’s hidden behind closed cabinet doors should always organized and within an easy reach.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019 in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award. Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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