Believe it or not, that small kitchen of yours has spacious opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. There are many options for storing and organizing everything from pots and pans to paper towels and cookbooks. Read on to learn simple ways on how to optimize space that will leave you loving your small kitchen.
Make use of the walls
If you don’t have a lot of cabinet space, consider installing a pot rack on the wall next to the stove to hang your pots and pans. This makes them easily accessible and also frees up cabinet space. Likewise, a magnetic knife holder can hold all your knives right next to your cookware so everything’s in easy reach.
Let the refrigerator do double duty
You store lots of stuff inside the refrigerator, well how about storing some outside as well. If you don’t have enough wall space, why not try placing magnetic shelves on the side of the fridge to help organize and store things, like utensils, paper towels, scissors, keys, and sunglasses. And gain even more space by installing hooks or shelves to the sides of your cabinets.
Store things on top of cabinets
Space between your cabinets and ceiling can also be put to good use. Store large items or things you don’t often use, like a countertop blender, cookbooks, cake platter, canisters, baskets, large bowls, or anything else that might be too bulky or space consuming for your cabinets.
Organize the cabinets
A great way to optimize cabinet space is to install organizing racks that hang on the inside of cabinet doors. These can hold things like sponges and dish soap or bottles and soup. You can also install pull-out shelves to make it easy to reach items stored in the back. No more using only half the cabinet space or struggling to reach items in the back.
Consider a kitchen island
Think your kitchen is too small for an island? Well, if your kitchen has enough room for a table and chairs, then try losing the table and installing an island that’s multi-functional. Use it first to prepare dinner and then to serve and enjoy dinner. Or if your kitchen isn’t big enough to accommodate a stationary island, purchase a rolling island or cart that you can move around wherever you need it.
While finding enough space for everything in your kitchen isn’t always easy, once you look around to investigate the possibilities, you might find you have more room than you thought. And remember, the professionals at Kitchen & Bath Ideas are always ready to help you. If you’re in the market for a kitchen remodel, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a designer before beginning any major renovation, and the designers at Kitchen & Bath Ideas have a combined 100+ years experience. Contact us for a free consultation today.
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