I borrowed this idea from my father. My dad added several pull-out storage areas in their kitchen pantries as well as interior drawers similar to this project. This additional pull-out storage made much better use of the space, making the contents neater and easier to access.
Our utensil drawer is definitely in need of a space utilization improvement project. The standard silverware organizer does do the job, but the drawer itself was never more than half full.
I measured the drawer and found a bamboo drawer organizer that would fit the width plus space for the drawer slides. This particular organizer comes with expandable sides, which I removed to allow space for the slides.
Allowing for the depth of the slides and organizer, I cut down the rear of the drawer to allow the organizer to slide past.
The slides are aligned with the top of the drawer and the rear cutout.
Once the inner drawer was installed, I reinstalled the new double-drawer into the cabinet.
The inner drawer allows for better use of the drawer space. When someone opens the drawer to access utensils, the upper drawer can slide back into the cabinet space to allow access to the lower level.
9 thoughts on “Doubling Our Usable Kitchen Drawer Space”
Brilliant. It’ll be a bit but I’ll copy cat this! Thanks.
Thank you! I hope your project goes smoothly. Good luck 🙂
I am very impressed and amazed!
Thank you very much!
Great idea! Why didn’t the OEM think of that?
Clever. Bet you’re constantly looking for ways to increase storage. This should be incorporated into every drawer if the items don’t restrict is because of height.
Absolutely. Mfg should build into top drawer of every RV.
Thank you, it has definitely made the utensil drawers much easier to work with 🙂