How To: Install A Knife Holder without Drilling! June 3, 2014 DIY, Home Improvement Tutorials, Our House 9 Comments 20523 This genius idea comes to you from my brother! As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do it in my own house. My brother and his girlfriend have an apartment nearby, and he recently graduated from culinary school (with high honors – yes I’m proud!) He needed some storage for all of his knives and came up with this solution. It was one of those “DUH!” moments, so simple but it had never occurred to me. I’ve been dying to replace my bulky countertop knife holder with a sleek wall mount version, but I didn’t want to drill through my tile. It’s no secret that I’m fickle, and who knows if I will want to change the location or remove something like this down the road…leaving holes in my travertine forever! There’s no way I could commit to that! The secret: 3M Command Strips I’ve never used the “velcro” style hanging strips, only the hooks. But I saw how sturdy this was at my brother’s place, so I bought the same ones and applied all four to the block (purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond). You could probably get by with only using two, but I’d rather overdo it than have the knives come spilling down! I followed the directions on the package for application, and – in less than 5 minutes – it was a huge transformation! The counter was a cluttered mess… I took the opportunity to remove the excess (wine rack, which we barely use) and notebooks and other clutter-y items. Because of the damage free removal option, this solution would be perfect for renters along with non-committal folks like myself 🙂 But really, it’s just a great way to take advantage of some of that wall space without wrecking your backsplash (tile or not)! I’m still working on the other end of the counter, but this small change really got me motivated 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have more “refreshed” kitchen pictures in the next week or so! Psssst…I wasn’t paid or perked for this post, this was just an old fashioned ah-ha moment 🙂 9 Responses Karen June 3, 2014 I LOVE this idea. We rent our house right now, so that is such an awesome space saving tip that I need to try right away! Thanks 🙂 Reply Diane June 3, 2014 Ive have had mine up for a few years and love it! I’m going to be adding a backsplash soon and now I know how to attach it to the wall! Thanks! 🙂 Reply m @ random musings June 3, 2014 great idea (I hate the thought of having to buy another block when we move) – how much weight do the strips hold? Reply Rachael Evans June 3, 2014 The package says up to 16 lbs! Here is the product link: http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/Products/Catalog/~?N=5924736+3294529207+3294737318+3293786499&rt=rud Reply Sandy R June 3, 2014 Love this idea!!!!! Genius! It can be placed anywhere, tile, wood, refrigerator side, inside the pantry…………Thanks for sharing! Reply Mary Fran June 3, 2014 I love this idea! I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the super idea… Reply Julie June 4, 2014 I’m always surprised by how much weight those strips can handle. Reply Jax65 June 10, 2014 Very good idea!! I am thinking of painting my cabinets and going with a monochrome scheme, would you tell me the colors that you used? I love your kitchen (what I can see of it)! Reply Rachael Evans June 11, 2014 The wall color is Burnished Clay by Behr Ultra (Home Depot) and the cabinet color is White Dove (Benjamin Moore). Good luck! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.