Ways to Maximize Counter Space in Your Kitchen and BathroomVolkan Agbas
Bathrooms and kitchens are always near the top of “things to look for when house-hunting” lists, and storage is usually right below that. So let’s take a look at some smart ways to maximize counter space in your kitchen and bathroom.
There are always areas in your kitchen that would work better if you could convert them when the occasion called for it. Your kitchen needs are different on a regular Tuesday night, for example, from those needs during the holidays. Even if you aren’t hosting your family and friends, you are often buying, storing, and preparing foods outside of your typical routine.
A great way to accommodate those occasional kitchen needs is to use rolling or moveable storage options. Tea carts, rolling islands, or butcher-block carts are perfect for handling the ebb and flow of your kitchen habits. It’s also a great way to keep your costs down – a central island may be perfect for big gatherings, but it might get in your way on an everyday basis, depending on the size and layout of the space.
You can take advantage of rolling carts in the bathroom as well – store items that you use once a day (or less frequently) in rolling carts than you can move to one side of the bathroom or the other, store inside a narrow space between the vanity and the wall, or even roll into a closet when you aren’t using those items. Think of it as a shower cart, a makeup or grooming tool cart, and more.
Hang It Up
Hanging all your pots and pans above your food prep area may be popular in master chef kitchens and in the movies, but this is often impractical for a single person’s apartment or your small family’s home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great hanging alternatives that maximize counter space.
Kitchen utensils often come with a hole in the handle so you can hang them somewhere – there are tons of ways to do this. You can hang those seldom (or often) used items like wine glasses or champagne flutes – this keeps them out of your cabinets, leaving room for other items, and it also can often reduce the chances of accidentally breaking them if they’re out of the normal work zones.
For bathrooms, over-the-door storage is a great hanging option that can maximize your space quickly and without the need for small renovation projects.
Update Those Cabinets
As appliance sizes shift, you may find that your 1980s cabinets that once stored all your favorite pots, pans, and dinnerware are now too narrow or not tall enough to accommodate that new air fryer or instant pot. Remodeling the cabinets can help clear the clutter off your counter spaces in any room.
Bathroom vanities also fluctuate in style and function – many people prioritize their bathroom essentials – tubs, showers, toilets – and redress or repaint existing vanities to save on costs. But Anve’s in-stock bathroom vanities come in a range of styles and sizes and can be picked up the same day, saving you tons of time, money, and guesswork.
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