How to Add a Hidden Pull Out Spice Rack By a Stove
In this article we’ll cover how spice rack pull outs can be ideal for a cabinet next to the stove as well as some of the nuances to know before you add one to your cabinetry.
One of the most popular items to add to your kitchen is a spice rack pull out organizer.
These cool pull outs typically come as a complete product which includes a frame, right and left slides, cabinet door mounting brackets and all hardware needed to install the unit inside your cabinet.
Who Makes Pull Out Spice Racks
There are a few manufacturers out there that make spice racks and cabinet accessory products.
Here’s a few popular brands:
- Clever Storage
- Hardware Resources
One of the best things to do, is to look into their product specifications. Each brand will typically list these out on product pages.
Gathering any spice rack dimensions will allow you to cross reference it with the cabinet type and size that you want to add it to.
Base Cabinet Organizers vs. Base Cabinet Fillers
It’s easy to mix these two up. If you want to add a pull out spice rack to the inside of an existing cabinet you want to steer clear from a “filler” organizer.
However, if you want a spice rack to go on the end of a cabinet or in between two, the spice rack filler is the one to use.
What’s the difference between a filler organizer and a standard pull out organizer?
The version we are discussing in this post will fit inside the cabinet and spice rack fillers would fit in-between or get sandwiched between two separate cabinets.
Both fillers and standard spice rack pull outs will have specific sizes to pay attention to.
Pull Out Spice Rack Sizes
This is the part that trips people up. The width, depth and height of the spice rack pull out will need to work with your cabinet.
Standard spice rack pull outs will usually need a full height base cabinet.
There are some spice rack pull outs on the market that can work in a cabinet with drawer above though.
Most of the time, you’ll need a full height base cabinet as you need the room of the entire inside cabinet from bottom to top.
Spice rack pull outs can range in widths of 6″, 8-3/4″, 11-3/4″ and 14-3/4″. Keep in mind, this is the actual physical width of the pre-assembled product. The cabinet opening will need to be able to accommodate the width.
What Size Base Cabinet Do I Need
Yes, these are a bit more technical for the novice, but by no means do you need to be a professional to add a spice rack to your cabinet.
It all comes down to the dimensions of the existing cabinet you have. There are minimum cabinet openings that work with these pull out spice racks.
To make these spice rack pull out organizers fit, you will need a full height base cabinet with a 9″, 12″, 15″ or an 18″ width.
That cabinet width will simply depend on the actual physical dimension of the spice rack pull out you end up choosing.
Most cabinet manufacturers will have standard widths they use for base cabinets.
Spice rack pull outs will most likely work within those ranges. You may run into frameless or European style cabinets or inset cabinetry. Regardless, it’s important to cross check width, height and depth of both the organizer and the cabinet.
Where Else Would A Pull Out Spice Rack Go
They don’t necessarily have to always go right next to the side of the stove. This is the cool part about these pull out organizers.
Although we call them “spice rack” pull outs, they can really be used wherever more organization is needed.
Keeping the kitchen countertop clutter free is on the mind of many homeowners, so having a place to conveniently store go-to items is really beneficial.
Depending on the size of the pull out, they can be ideal for just about anything.
The idea is to get functionality from a space you are in everyday.
Products like trash pull outs, pot and pan pull outs, k-cup drawer organizers or even wall cabinet organizers can have a subtle, yet big impact on the way we use our kitchen spaces.
How to Install a Pull Out Spice Rack
This is the fun part. No really, think how good you’ll feel after accomplishing this installation.
Since this is inside the cabinet, there is not much difference if this is installed next to a stove or in another cabinet in the kitchen.
The spice rack pull out products commonly seen in the marketplace will come as a complete unit.
By complete, we mean everything is included within the box.
- The spice rack maple wood frame.
- The slide system that
- mounts to the cabinet floor.
- The paper template for drilling.
- The mounting hardware for the slides and the components to mount your cabinet door the the unit.
If the cabinet size and the spice rack pull out are not a snug fit, you may get some “play” in the side-to-side movement of the spice rack.
To combat this, see if the manufacturer provides any rub bushings or spacers. These can mount on the sides of the cabinet frame and help the pull out from any side-to-side movements.
I know we’ve said it a million times, but the number one thing to keep in mind is the dimensions.
This means the dimensions of both your cabinet opening and your spice rack pull out. For a successful outcome, it’s important that these are suitable.
Since there are multiple brands that make numerous sizes of spice rack pull out organizers, you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that fits with your cabinet opening size.