If you live in the city or you’re just renting an apartment that is considerably smaller than some of the spaces you are used to, odds are the kitchen is going to be on the smaller side. Having much less room to move and work, especially in the kitchen, can be difficult to adapt to at first. In this post, we are going to be going over a few helpful tips that can help you maximize space in a small kitchen.
Add shelves above your cabinet
Storage space will be hard to find if you have a small kitchen. You can squeeze every bit of extra space from the gap between the cabinet and the ceiling by installing shelves there. This will great if your cabinets don’t go all the way up to the ceiling.
Installing peg on the walls of your kitchen
Smaller kitchens typically have at least one open wall, usually between the counter and the sink/ oven side of the kitchen. If that space is not already occupied. You can install wall pegs or a high shelf and hang utensils off there to save space.
A magnetic knife strip
If you’re short on counters space, a magnetic knife strip should be one of your first space-saving buys. You attach it to the walls and attach your knives to the strips.
If you have metallic condiment and spice containers, you can also store them on the knife strip, provided you get a much larger one.
Store things on the cabinet doors
After all that, if you still a bit of extra space, consider storing utensils on the cabinet doors themselves. You can install pegs, store smaller items like utensils, pot holders, cutting boards, or magnetic knife strips. You can use both sides of your cabinet doors if you need to.
Consider using your oven as storage space
If you don’t find yourself using the oven very often, considering repurposing it as a temporary cabinet to store baking pans and other utensils. If you do use it often, maybe you could get comfortable with the idea that you’d have to use them for storage whenever your oven is not in use.
Using the ceiling itself.
The ceiling is another fantastic option if you don’t mind sacrificing a little bit of mobility. You can install a hanging rack that reaches down from your ceiling. It could be a great place to store pots, pans, racks, and all sorts of large steel utensils you don’t simply have the storage space for.
This might sound a bit obvious, but you should consider getting rid of some cups, pans, pots, and other utensils you feel you don’t quite need. If you are really tight on storage space, stick to the essentials and either selling the rest of the utensils you don’t need or store them somewhere where you have more space, just not your kitchen. You can pick them up from your closet that one day a year you use them.
Asides from your bedroom, the kitchen is the most used section in every home. If you want to maximize space in a small kitchen, you’ll have to let go of unused utensils. Also, you’ll need to create a multi purpose shelf for useful products. One thing certain is that, having enough space in your kitchen gives you a better cooking experience.