Most of us would like to have a grand-sized kitchen where we can both cook up a feast and have a group of guests sit, watch and chat while we do so. But in today’s modern times especially with our economy, living spaces are becoming smaller and more compact. Even manufacturers have recognized the need to develop products and appliances for the compact household with a small kitchen. Nowadays, it’s all about organizing your small kitchen in order to make it functional, efficient and cosy at the same time.
Remove Unnecessary Items
Having a small kitchen means having limited space, so it is necessary to keep your small kitchen clutter-free. Look around your kitchen and relentlessly remove everything you do not need. Avoid putting small items on top of your counters as decorative pieces. A small kitchen has the tendency to look more cluttered than a big one. Go through inside your drawers and cabinets and remove everything you don’t or rarely use. If you haven’t used something in the past few months, chances are you don’t really need it that much. Give it to a friend or sell it at a yard sale. The last thing you want is to waste precious space by keeping things that you know you will probably never use.
Maximize Storage Space
For a small kitchenstorage space is very important so you want to be able to keep your kitchen functioning efficiently despite its small space. Not only should you maximize existing storage space, but you should enhance it in order to fully utilize the storage. Use double tier cutlery trays for your drawers to double up on their storage capacity. Using this tray also saves you time rummaging around when you need something. Use layered racks and shelves for your cabinets. Adding multiple layered pull-out shelves or racks can double or triple each cabinet’s storage capacity and allow you to fully utilize every space available inside your cabinets. This can also save you the unnecessary expense of installing additional cabinets, therefore giving your small kitchen more floor space.
Hang what you can
Not only should you maximize all available storage spaces in your small kitchen, you should also maximize every available nook and cranny inside it. Use walls and back of cabinets to hang racks or shelves and create additional space. Hang your pots and pans overhead using a pot & pan organizers. This is great for keeping them from getting banged and scratched in storage. The back of your cabinets and pantry doors may even provide you with additional space by hanging small spice racks behind them. You can even install racks on your kitchen walls to create more storage space and add a bit of character to your small kitchen.
Even if you have a small kitchen, it can still be complete, efficient, effective and cozy without feeling tight and cramped. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and some really good organizing accessories to do the job.
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