Most functional storage solution: Soft closing pull out recycling center. These come in a variety of models and sizes to suit your space requirements. If you can squeeze one of these into your layout, it makes clean up a lot easier. I highly suggest it!
Best Placement: Near your range or cooktop, but they can also be placed in your pantry if that’s more practical for you.
Most functional storage solution: Soft closing sliding storage systems.
I think we all know how messy our spices can get. They are also a big waste of space if you’re planning on using one of the shelves in your pantry for them. With these pullouts, your spices will be a lot easier to identify and it will keep them neat and tidy.
A less expensive alternative would be to have your cabinet maker build one of these:
Best Placement: Near your stove, but anywhere that you have the space is good. You might want to save the space directly next to your stove for pots and pans.
Most functional storage solution: Custom slots that allow for them to be placed horizontally. This space can double as cutting board storage. Storing flat sheets above one another makes a mess when you want to access them. Having to take every one out to reach the one at the bottom is never fun. Having your cabinet make install even one divider in one of your bottom cabinets is an inexpensive but very practical solution.