Kitchen

8 Kitchen Storage Secrets

Struggling with cluttered cupboards, a jam-packed pantry, a disorganized kitchen command center—or all of the above? Four top organizers—Andrew Mellen, Ellen Madere, Erin Rooney Doland, and Lisa Zaslow—spill their secrets to help you easily optimize every bit of space—and even get family members on board to help tidy up. And for anyone dealing with a galley kitchen or small amounts of space, they also offer new solutions for how to stash the stuff you need (and eliminate the things you don’t). Read on for all of the best kitchen-clutter fixes—plus, the pros’ top product picks to bring order to your cooking space.

11 Kitchen Renovation Ideas Real Simple Readers Swear By

Browse this list of real-life renovation secrets that might just help you save time, money, and sanity during your own kitchen revamp.

9 Kitchen Organizing Tricks to Simplify Back to School

Expert-approved solutions to streamline your mornings and evenings.

6 Portable Kitchen Islands

These portable—and affordable—kitchen islands provide extra storage and counter space, since every kitchen could use a little more of both.

Ikea Is Turning Recycled Bottles Into Kitchen Cabinets

Style isn’t sacrificed for sustainability.

How to Take Your Pantry From Messy to Hyper-Organized

Streamline your cabinets so you’ll actually want to cook.

How to Fake a Kitchen Island

If your cooking area didn’t come equipped with enough surface space, go the DIY route. There’s a project for everyone—whether you’re crafty or not so much.

9 Heart-Shaped Kitchen Tools for Valentine’s Day

If you’re trading a crowded restaurant for a cozy home-cooked dinner this year, let this festive cookware infuse prep time and mealtime with an element of romance.  

6 Sophisticated Trivets

They’re a serving essential, protecting a surface from hot dishes—but that’s not their only function: The best trivets are also artful accents. These six bring style to any table.

6 Smarter Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

If your cooking space turns to chaos every time you scramble eggs, a quick reshuffling is in order. These guidelines will point you in the right direction.

4 Clever Kitchen Helpers

From a trash can that vacuums to a thermometer that plays sous chef, these are a digital expert's top cook-space gadgets.