Having a small kitchen can pose many problems for homeowners and renters alike. Being limited on space in the kitchen can create issues with storage, worktop space and efficiency.
The truth is though, with the correct solutions you can transform your small kitchen into an efficient workspace where you create meal magic daily For me utilising the wall spaces with extra shelving and storing foods in glass containers really helped my kitchen flow better.
When your kitchen space seems to come at a premium, it pays off to make sure that you are carefully considering every single available inch. Look around, in a small kitchen there are usually plenty of un-utilized opportunities to enhance your kitchen space.
Arrange Worktops Better
Worktop appliances should all be organised according to their usage. Blenders and coffee makers are better served near the sink because the appliances use water. The toaster should be placed closer to the oven because they have a similar function. If something isn’t used daily, it is a good idea to use a storage rack or cupboard to store the appliance in. This will make more room for food preparation and more important appliances.
Use the Ceiling
One of the least used spaces in a kitchen is directly overhead. The ceiling in your kitchen doesn’t have to be just for lights. In fact, you can use the ceiling to hang cooking utensil racks, a tiered basket for fruits and vegetables, a pot rack and more. There are many storage options that your ceiling can offer. Just make sure that you use the proper hardware and installations procedures to ensure that your hanging storage won’t come tumbling down.
Use the Backsplash
The area on the wall between worktops and cabinets should be regarded as a blank canvas just waiting to be used. The backsplash can be utilized to vertically store many different things. Screw a magnetized board to the backsplash and purchase magnetic storage containers. Now you can store things like spices, knives, and even your metal cooking utensils. This will get them off the cupboards and out of the cabinets to free up some extra space.
Starting with these simple space savers and a little imagination can help you to free up space in your kitchen, you didn’t even know you had. Just remember to look at every little part of your kitchen and conceptualize the best way to use it. Vertical storage, extra pantry cabinets and even the ceiling can provide you with enough space to make your small kitchen much more practical and functional.