Not everyone has the luxury to have a large kitchen, but everyone needs kitchen space. Trying to fit all your appliances, utensils, plates, and other kitchenware in a small kitchen is challenging, but we’re up for it.
Below, we’ll be listing down five ways to maximize your kitchen’s storage space; making the most of what you have. All the tips listed below don’t require you to spend much. Don’t worry.
Hooks are one of the most underrated space-saving and space maximizing essentials to a kitchen. The number of things you can store without taking up surface space in your kitchen, from utensils to pans, and even mugs and other kitchenware.
The question then is, where do we place them? You can place your hooks on the side of your cabinets, under the cabinets and shelves, or even on the side of your refrigerator. You probably already have a few hooks by your kitchen sink or in front of the stove so you can store your pots and pans, but there are still a lot more spaces where you can add hooks without making your kitchen look chaotic.
Space Saving Kitchen Tools
Over-the-sink cutting boards, compact mixing bowls, magnetic strips, wall-mounted canisters, and other space-saving kitchen tools may not seem much, but they definitely save space. For a kitchen with very limited space, every inch, every foot of space matters.
Compact mixing bowls save you just enough space to put them inside small drawers because they don’t take much vertical space. Magnetic strips will save you space too. Like hooks, you can hang metal cutlery, knives, and other utensils.
Space Saving Furniture
Although it will cost you, ceiling racks, more shelves, and kitchen tables with storage space are much-needed furniture in a small kitchen. They’re very good investments because some kitchens are one good kitchen table away from feeling like it’s usable and one horrible shelf away from a mountain of regrets.
However, we aren’t saying that you should go out and buy a new kitchen table even if you don’t have the budget for it. Starting small with additional storage like risers for cabinets and countertops is a step in the right direction. Take advantage of the empty vertical space that you have. Just make sure to still keep it minimal and don’t overcrowd your kitchen.
Rearrange Your Kitchen
It may not seem like it, but maybe all your kitchen needs are the right arrangement. Rearranging your kitchen costs you nothing but time, dedication, and elbow grease. Start by organizing the large pieces of furniture and appliances that you can still move, and categorize them by task. Stations are a strategy that a professional kitchen uses, and you can apply that to your own kitchen.
Designating your kitchenware to certain areas also helps make everything feel neat and clean. Believe it or not, this helps out a lot in getting rid of that suffocating atmosphere no one likes.
Get Rid Of Things You Don’t Need
Sure that pair of bowls your grandmother loved using in the past has sentimental value but unless it’s a family heirloom, it’s not worth keeping if you don’t plan on using it. Whatever you choose to keep or throw is up to you, but you can start with items in your refrigerator-that are way past their expiration date, then transition to kitchenware and appliances you won’t be using.
We’re not saying that you should throw them all out too. What might not be useful to you may still be useful to others. You can donate it to a place nearby, or you can even sell it and use the cash to get yourself the new furniture you need.
You don’t have to make large changes immediately. Start your journey to a better, space-efficient kitchen by arranging things and getting rid of the unnecessary things in it. When you have the time and the budget, you can start investing in furniture and other space-saving projects.