Think alterations rather than additions when working to conquer the storage problems in the kitchen and pantry.
Need a few good ideas? Better Homes and Gardens Country Kitchen Ideas magazine offers these tips:
* Customize drawers and cabinets with plastic-coated wire baskets, shelves and cutlery trays. Replace fixed shelves with pullout trays. (The hardware to make these changes is readily available in hardware and home-improvement stores.)
* Stash items where they're used the most. Utensils used at the sink, such as knives, should be stored in a drawer near the sink.
* Duplicate often-used items, such as measuring cups and spatulas. Keep one set in the baking area, another set near the range.