There's a kitchen gadget for every task, but every kitchen hardly has space for it all. These simple kitchen storage ideas go beyond the basics, and with a few simple purchases (or by re-purposing what you already have) you can increase the space in your kitchen and make it more functional.

Farmhouse Post Racks Kitchen Storage

We love the casual boho vibe of this kitchen, which almost has the feel of a mud/garden room with its country sink, farmhouse work table, and kilim rugs. Note the wire pot rack overhead. Hanging pots from the ceiling not only frees up valuable real estate in the cabinet, but keeps them within easy reach. No bending necessary. Photograph by Paul Costello

Shopping guide: 1. Hand Twisted Vine Pot Rack 2. Aria Collection Acacia Wood Dining Table 3.Classic Home Sara Kilim Rug

Kitchen Storage Island

This kitchen blends country and contemporary for a fresh finish. The natural wood and stone work beautifully with the white dishes, pendant light, and countertop. It looks to us that the island was added after the fact. Rather than being a built-in extension of the sleek kitchen cabinetry, it's a freestanding piece with rugged appeal. Kitchen island lighting above can help illuminate your new work surface and storage space. Image: Interior design by Marie-Laure Helmkampf

Shopping guide: 1. Hinkley Hampton Collection Nickel Pendant 2. Haeger Potteries Empire White Ceramic Pitcher 3. Blanched Oak Wood Storage Console

Armoire for Kitchen Storage

This kitchen has a slightly moody vibe thanks to the mix of dark finishes accenting the gray base tones. Accents like the industrial hanging pendant light fixtures and rustic wood stool add character, along with the oversize, glass-front armoire, which answers a multitude of glass and china storage needs. An armoire is an simple kitchen storage idea that makes a big design impact, so if you have the space for it, it's a great choice. Image: Interior design by Steven Gambrel

Shopping guide: 1. Maritime Collection Hanging Light 2. Color Story Pure White Counter Stool 3. Oak Sliding Door Curio Cabinet (currently unavailable - shop similar cabinets and storage here).