Small kitchens can often be a big burden when you have family around for dinner and need more space to not only cook food, but prepare and serve meals.
If you have a small kitchen, don’t be disheartened. There are simple hacks that will help you maximize your space but that won’t compromise style or efficiency.
Vertical storage and chalkboard wall
One of the biggest issues with small kitchens is work surface space. Whether its endless jars, cook books, or appliances getting in the way, you can never seem to get enough space to make that cake or perfect that casserole master piece. Vertical storage is a great solution to this problem. Hang pots and pans in an artful way and paint a chalkboard wall next to it to add a fun space for notes and recipes.
Magnetic knife rack
Instead of having a knife rack that takes up space on your kitchen counters, consider getting a magnetic board and fixing it to a free wall.
Use The Sides Of Your Fridge As A Spice Rack
You fridge isn’t just something that keeps foods fresh and cool. It can also act as a spice rack for you, which will free up storage space in cupboards or on counters. A decorative spice rack takes a bit of DIY skills but will be well worth the effort.
Make a Pull Out Cutting Board Above The Sink
Chopping boards are used for most cooking and while they don’t take up much space, they can definitely get in the way. Rather than having one left out on your counter, purchase one that pulls out from under your sink or attaches to your counter as an add-on.
Narrow Storage On Wheels
Every kitchen, including those that are small, always have spaces that never get used. Look for narrow storage trays on wheels that you can fit into gaps and relocate as needed.
Regain Sink Space
Sink storage trays are the new in-thing and are easy to fix to the inside of your cupboard doors. They also allow you to get underneath of the sink in case you need drain support services to unclog your pipes.
Keep dog or cat food in a cereal container
If you have pets we don’t need to tell you how much room their food takes up. From biscuits and trays to food and canned food, your storage space can quickly fill up. Think about using containers to store the food or put it in an outhouse or shed.
Hang pots and pans from the ceiling
Buy cheap hanging bars from online and fix them to the ceiling, walls or cupboards to hang your pots and pans.
Use Every Wall Space
Make sure you maximize your space on the walls. Create a utensil hanger, magnetic knife strip, or hanging tray that contains spices or Tupperware boxes.
Use a Collapsible Wine Rack For Stocking Up Bottles
If you love to drink wine but don’t have the room to fit in a wine rack then don’t just stop there. Remember creative technology has come a long way in the past few years so items like collapsible wine racks actually exist.
Use The Unused Corners
Unused corners can be perfect for stacking plates and dishes.
Use The Backside Of Kitchen’s Door For Storing
The backs of kitchen doors and cupboard doors can provide a whole new angle for your storage needs. Simply screwing in wire racks or trays will offer you that extra space you so desperately need and deserve.
Author Bio: Mission Hammocks is committed to help people achieve their goals and dreams. All the hammocks are made in a workshop staffed with people having various physical disabilities in Nicaragua.