The kitchen is one of the most, if not the most, important rooms in your home. It’s where you often gather with friends to make memories and enjoy delicious food. It can be the hub of all activities in your home so it’s important your kitchen is a functional space that you are happy to be in. If you have a smaller kitchen there are many things you can do to maximize the space and efficiency of one of your home’s best rooms! Here are 6 ways to make the most of a smaller kitchen:
- Store anything you don’t use often in another room- Your fine china or holiday-themed plates should be stored in a place other than the kitchen. This will leave more space for the things you use regularly and allow you to access them more easily.
- Install a hanging pot holder- Not only do hanging pot holders look super trendy, they’re very useful in creating more counter and drawer space for other things in your kitchen.
- Use the top of your refrigerator- The top of the fridge is an often overlooked, but very handy storage space. Buy attractive plastic buckets to fill with spices or other things that do not need to be refrigerated and store them on top of the fridge to clear up more cupboard space.
- Utilize shiny surfaces and diagonal lines- Did you know that both shiny surfaces and diagonal lines create the illusion of space? Perhaps you could buy shiny appliances and use flooring with diagonal lines to make your kitchen appear more open and spacious. By restricting bolder colours to smaller items in your kitchen and having neutral walls, your kitchen will also look bigger.
- Use glass doors, or no doors, on your cabinets- When you can see directly into your cupboards, your kitchen will have a less restricted flow to it and it wall also save you time looking for things. Glass or no doors on cupboards look fashionable, but are also incredibly practical.
- Use wall space- Walls offer plenty of storage space that often goes unnoticed. You can put up hooks that can be used to store cooking utensils, pot-holders, aprons, and more. This will leave more space in other areas of the kitchen for things that can’t be hung up.
- It doesn’t take too much work to make your kitchen functional, nice-looking, and seemingly spacious. You will be able to enjoy being in your kitchen more when things are easier to find and you don’t feel so cramped.
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