Intelligent liners for drawers and cabinets

The easiest way to keep your kitchen cabinets and drawers clean and safe from years of use and damage is to coat them. That means selecting the right material is crucial. You should look for waterproof materials that are easy to cut to size, practical to maintain, simple to clean and easy to dry.

The good news is that you have several alternatives to complete the task, some of which you may have on hand.

DIY cabinet and drawer liners

1. Adhesive cork lining

A surface made of cork is inherently slip-resistant and provides the ideal amount of "bounce" to safeguard the base of your dishes and glasses. The backing of this cork shelf liner can be removed, or you can leave it in place for easy replacement in the future.

2. Embossed drawer and cabinet liners

This diamond embossed shelf liner will prevent delicate items from sliding around in your drawers. Its rough surface provides the ideal grip and looks more modern than its retro rivals.

3. Slate liner

Black slate contact paper gives a sophisticated and classic look. Plus, you can mark it with a chalk marker so everyone in your home knows exactly where things are kept. This is especially useful in families with young children and in pantries.

4. Plastic sheets

These plastic sheets, commonly referred to as vinyl cloth, have grid-like perforations that allow crumbs and other materials to fall through. As a result, you don't have to worry about damaging the clean dishes you are storing. They are very easy to cut to size.

5. Flexible plastic cutting boards

This durable cabinet liner substitute will work in areas vulnerable to leaks or moisture, such as the area under your sink. For simple (and totally inexpensive) waterproof protection, place one at the base of your cabinet.

6. Marble liners for cabinets and drawers

Lining your cabinets and drawers with a roll of cut-to-size, adhesive-backed waterproof vinyl will give your kitchen a sophisticated look. Because of its long-lasting durability, some people even cover kitchen countertops with it to give the space an instant facelift.

7. A floral-scented liner

Who knew there were scented liners for drawers and cabinets? If the gorgeous eyeliner pattern isn't enough to pique your interest, the scent will thanks to hints of tropical plumeria and hibiscus flowers.