Last updated on January 10th, 2023
To improve your cooking experience, you need freedom of movement and accessibility. Cluttered counter space and unnecessary appliances not only increase the time spent in front of the stove but also mar the overall appeal of your space.
For efficient output, you need to maximize whatever space you have at hand. Simple tweaks in your design can make all the difference. So, how do you get the best out of the space you have at hand? And do these tricks work if your space is small? To answer your questions, we have compiled a list of things you can do to maximize your space. Let’s take a look.
Tip one- Narrow shelves for more storage space
If you have high storage shelves, you will notice that the space above remains largely unused. Opt for narrow shelves to give you extra space if you don’t have tall and bulky storage items. It doesn’t cost much, and you will be surprised how much more room you have for your kitchen stuff.
Tip two – Use those corners
If you have ever crawled into the unused corner space in your kitchen cabinet to hunt for your pans, you know how exasperating these corners can be. Yes, these inaccessible areas are a waste of space.
To use these spaces, why not go for revolving racks to keep your utensils in? What’s more, cleaning this space gets a lot easier as you don’t have to reach into dark corners.
Angled pullout drawers are a great option too. That way, you get to use every inch of that wasted space.
Tip three- Drawers, plenty of them
Can you have enough drawers in a kitchen? Drawers are not only functional. You can get a lot more storage from these wonders than shelving units. Besides, as you can pull them out, you don’t have to reach for the stuff at the back, something that can get tricky as you age.
Check the basic height of the stuff you want to store in your drawers, and then work the dimensions accordingly.
Tip four- Use your walls
The trick is to find space in every nook and cranny of your kitchen. The walls in your kitchen are a great home for your everyday essentials, be it your pans or kitchen tools.
To add an element of appeal, mix and match open shelves with your spoon rails. If you want to take it a step further, go for a rustic frame to house your kitchen essentials. You can add some ancient tools to the mix for a decorative vibe.
Tip five- A kitchen cart
A kitchen cart can become an indispensable part of your life once you get used to it. It’s an easy way to access your spices and chopped veggies when you are cooking. It’s also ideal for serving food when you have guests.
And yes, you can use it to cart your chips and popcorn on weekend movie nights. That way, you don’t have to get up from your couch whenever you need something.
Space is precious. And finding the best way to use up every inch of the area your kitchen allows is the way to go. Hope that helped. Do check us out for more ideas. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!