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8 Tips to Maximize Your Kitchen Space
Regardless of how large or small your kitchen might be, it is one room in the house that can always seem full. More space usually equals more utensils or more food storage space, and before you know it, you are running out of places to put everything. Here are eight tips to maximize your kitchen space.
Have A Clear-Out
Your kitchen may be full of things you no longer use, whether it is a utensil you thought was a fantastic buy but have never used or an old set of crockery that you have not gotten around to throwing out even though you have already replaced it. You will be surprised by how much space you can give yourself if you have a good clear-out and get rid of all the items you don’t use any more.
Have A Place for Everything?
Once you have gone through your kitchen items, find a place for everything you are keeping and make sure that it is always kept in its place. That way, you will avoid cluttering up your kitchen with things you have not gotten around to putting away.
Bulk buying can be a great way to save money, but make sure that you don’t have lots of boxes and bags lying around by decanting items such as tea, coffee, pasta and bread as soon as you get back from the store. These items can be kept on the corner of a work surface in containers such as the MegaChef Kitchen Food Storage Canisters because they will look stylish and free up your cabinet space for other things.
Wall hooks can be a great way of maximizing your storage space. You can use these for anything from cups or utensils to bigger items such as saucepans. You can save a lot of cabinet space by using your wall as hanging space. Make sure that your utensils match the style of your kitchen. Chrome will look wonderful in a modern or contemporary kitchen, while wood looks very rustic in a farmhouse-style space.
Make Use of The Space Around Your Cabinets
There is a lot of dead space around cabinets that could be used to provide you with the extra storage you need. Your cabinets may be full, but placing a narrow rack on the inside of a cabinet door will allow you to store your cutting board or other flat items that can take up a lot of space.
Another option may be to attach a garbage can to the inside of your cleaning cabinet. This will free up space in your kitchen where a freestanding bin would usually sit, and the space can be used to house a shelving unit instead. This will give you more storage space in your kitchen while making it tidier and avoiding odors as your trash can and its contents will be tucked away out of sight.
Mount Your Dish Rack
A wall-mounted dish rack, such as the Stainless Steel Adjustable Dish Drainer Shelf, will free up a lot of space on your draining board and make your space look tidy as your crockery will be out of your direct eye line. You may find that your dishes dry faster on a wall-mounted dish rack, which means that you will not have to spend as much time doing your dishes.
Get A Cutting Board That Fits Over Your Sink
Your sink area can use up a lot of space when you are not doing the dishes, especially in a small kitchen. Get a cutting board that fits over your sink, and you can use this as additional workspace. This will increase your food preparation space without too much hassle and help you make the most of your kitchen. Then, when you need to do the dishes, you can easily slide it away.
Add Storage to The Side of Your Fridge
Adding storage to the side of your fridge can make a huge difference to your kitchen area. This is usually dead space, but attaching a basket or storage shelving can mean that the side of your fridge could be used to store your knives or made into a handy spice rack. This will work well if you have a large or tall fridge in your kitchen. You might be surprised by how much storage space this will give you.
Use these eight handy hints to maximize your kitchen space. This will help you to keep your room tidy and make sure that you never run out of storage or preparation space in your kitchen.