Don't ignore your backsplash and wall space-use them creatively, and you'll find yourself with creative and stylish storage solutions.
Your options for storage solutions include:
Mount a cookbook holder to your wall to keep recipes at eye level-and away from counters filled with bowls and ingredients.
Make overflowing drawers a thing of the past with a backsplash storage system, perfect for hanging cooking utensils.
Hang a pot rack over your island or install one on your wall; just make sure your pots and pans are near your cooking space.
A decorative wine rack can add a gourmet flair to your wall, but make sure the wine doesn't sit for too long.