Installing Pull Out Shelves in Kitchen Cabinets

Quick, what’s one of the easiest and most rewarding DIY projects you can do in your kitchen?

Answer: Install pull out shelves in kitchen cabinets!

how to organize kitchen with rolling shelves

I do this for clients all the time, but some of my readers and followers don’t have the luxury of having me come to where they are, so I’m going to show you how to do it yourself. You can even order the supplies right from my site.

It’s frustrating when you can’t get to the back of the cabinet, especially if you are older or have mobility issues.

pull out shelves make kitchen organizing easier

This gal was worried about the couple of inches that you might lose on the side. You can see she was already using pretty much all of her space.

organzing kitchen cabinets with pull out drawers

But just because things are packed neatly like this doesn’t mean they are easy to get to. Trust me, the couple of inches is a good trade for actually being able to get to the stuff and the back of the cabinet.

Making this upgrade is easy. Just measure from the inside of the front frame of the cabinet, or the inside of the hinges if they stick out like these do. Order the size that is the whole number inches closest to your size. If your measurement is 25.5″ wide, then you’ll order 25″ shelves, which will be slightly less than 25″, but will be the right size for your cabinets. Be sure to verify the depth and order that correct size, too. Here’s that link again from my site if you want to order roll out shelves

It’s just 6 screws per shelf. If you own a drill, you can install these. If you don’t own a drill, I can personally recommend my lightweight, Ryobi Compact Drill Kit .

installing roll out shelvesOnce installed, they can hold up to 100 pounds. These are all wood, and can be ordered with a straight front or a scoop front ($15 extra). If you don’t already having rolling shelves on the upper level of your base cabinets, you can order those, too, which come with the extra support and hardware to install it in mid-cabinet.

There’s that favorite pan!!!!

installed pull out shelf

And all of the entertaining goodies that are easy to get to now!!!

pull out shelf organizes up to 100 pounds

Getting to things down low can be a real drag, especially if they are in the back of the cabinet.

organizing cabinets with pull out shelvesIsn’t it easier to just pull things out so you can see what’s on the shelf?

organizing shelves with pull outsIf this is something you’d like to do, you might want to pin it to your kitchen ideas board.

how to organize kitchen with rolling shelves

Have you been wanting pull out shelves in your kitchen?


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  2. Vicki M.

    Hi Darla,

    Trying to check these out & possibly order online – that section of their website appears to be disabled. I’ve sent them an email to inquire but thought you would want to know.

    1. Darla

      Hey, Vicki, sorry you are running into trouble. If you want to call me with a few pictures and your measurements, I can order them for you.

  3. Diane hands

    Is this still available for order?

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  6. David

    How do I order this ,….. website ?

    1. Darla

      Sadly, I don’t have a supplier for these great slide outs anymore. But good news, you can get something very similar on Amazon. Just be sure to click around a bit to get the right size on this item.

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