A small kitchen may not be the most ideal thing but they are common. If cluttered spaces aren’t your favorite, you have to do something. Learning how to maximize your small space so that you can live in kitchen harmony is key. Today, there are plenty of different things you can do to help. From organizational tips and tricks, to increasing cabinet space without necessarily adding cabinets, this blog has it all.
Small Kitchen: Where to Start
A common problem many people have with their small kitchen is that there is not enough space for things. What you want to be able to do is maximize your storage, without adding cabinets, because it is likely you do not have that kind of room. If your cabinets do not go up to the ceiling, I would consider stacked cabinets. If there is a space of twelve to twenty four inches between the top of your existing cabinets and the ceiling, you are in luck. Stacked cabinets fill in that unused space. New cabinets mean more storage and you won’t be taking up anymore physical space. We recommend that you fill these cabinets with things you don’t use all of the time, as they are usually too high to reach. Stacked cabinets also give your kitchen an updated look.
Maximize Storage, Eliminate Clutter
If you have wall space somewhere in your kitchen but it isn’t quite big enough for a new cabinet, consider floating shelves. These will help to get some unwanted clutter off of your countertops. Speaking of countertops, if you plan on upgrading soon, you may want to increase your overhang. Doing this will give you more countertop space and that is always welcome. Now think about your cabinets for a minute. Is there a space where you have doors that don’t really do much for storage? You may want to think about turning a door or two into a bank of drawers instead. You can likely get three to for drawers out of a pair of standard size lower doors. The increase in storage you will get out of this conversion will be great.
In terms of pots and pans, hanging storage is a great idea. Not only does it look cool (if you’re into that kind of thing) but it removes said pots and pans from the cabinets where they once lived, giving you new cabinet space for other things. Appliance garages are very useful for getting that clutter off of the countertop. You want your space to be free of clutter. Interior cabinet organizers help to prevent clutter inside your cabinets. If you have an island and it just takes up too much space but you really need it for storage purposes, an island cart may be your best bet. An island on wheels is great for a small kitchen. Bring it in when you want and move it out when the extra space is necessary.
Small Space, Big Potential
Nobody wants a small kitchen but sometimes, that is what you get. At least now you know that there are plenty of things to combat this struggle to the best of your ability. Soon, you will have a well optimized space that maximizes your storage and removes any clutter. For more industry tips and tricks, be sure to check out our collection of blogs and follow us on social media.