Smaller kitchens can be cute and charming, but they can also be frustrating when you’re limited on storage and counter space. Luckily, there are many simple hacks that can help you efficiently maximize it to work best for your needs. Refresh your small kitchen space with these simple tips below.
Get Rid of the Excess
The best way to get the most of any small space, including the kitchen, is to find a home for items that never get used. Pick a day to sort through all of your kitchenware and keep a box handy to place any items that rarely see the light of day. By eliminating the excess, you’ll be able to keep everything easily organized, find what you need more efficiently, and increase your available storage capacity.
Install Hooks on Cupboard Doors
If you’re limited on cupboard space and there’s nowhere to store your favourite collection of mugs, a simple solution is to install hooks on the doors or under a shelf. You could also do the same thing for wine glasses. For instance, place them on display by hanging them under a cabinet.
Use a Cutting Board that Fits Over the Sink
Not having enough counter space is one of the most common problems with smaller kitchens. But you can easily solve this by getting a cutting board that can fit over the sink and double up as extra counter space to use when needed.
Use Jars to Store Bulk Items
If you have exposed shelves or a pantry, consider storing your items in jars. This way, you can keep everything neat, labelled and organized. Plus, it’s a cute way to place them on display without making your kitchen look messy and chaotic.
Install a Rack for Pots
Don’t forget to utilize vertical space in your kitchen and throughout your apartment. For example, over top of the sink is an ideal place to install a pot rack. This keeps them out of the way yet still within reach.
Risers were specifically made to provide additional space inside cabinets. By having an elevated platform, you find exactly what you need without having to move everything around. They’re also a great way to make your organized goodies more visually appealing!
Opt for a Mounted Dish Rack
The dish rack can be a major space hog and can consume what little counter space you have. Instead of using one that needs to be placed on the counter, use a mounted dish rack that can be placed above the sink. It’s a worthy purchase that will free up extra counter space.
Use a Folding Kitchen Table to Double as a Counter
Folding kitchen tables are ideal for smaller kitchens. Just pull it out when it’s time to dine or use it as additional counter space for prepping meals. Since you can fold it back into the wall after, it won’t take up any additional floor space.
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