Tips for Maximizing Space in a Small KitchenVolkan Agbas
We previously talked about how you can maximize space in your small bathroom, so it’s only fair to give the kitchen the same treatment. Especially since kitchen activities tend to take up more space than most bathroom activities. Here are some of our favorite tips for maximizing space in a small kitchen.
Take Advantage of Blind Corner Cabinets & Rollouts
Many kitchens have cabinets that meet in a corner, creating a potential for lots of wasted space. In that hard-to-reach corner, you can add a lazy susan, or take advantage of creative blind corner storage racks that you can put on rolled tracks so you can pull the shelf or track out when you need something that is stored there, and then return it to its out-of-the-way spot when you’re done.
And speaking of rollouts, this is a great way to make your kitchen more functional and to maximize storage in hard-to-reach spots. You can add rollout shelves to low cabinet fixtures, and create custom panels to hang or stack specific items, like pan lids and other items that present storage challenges.
Shrink Sizes to Increase Impact
Just because a two-bowl sink is the default doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. There are tons of over-the-sink drying racks and organizers now, so you can definitely swap your sink out for a one bowl or other unique option without losing much. And this gives you several more inches of counter space!
And size matters when it comes to your appliances and utensils, too. With the rise in tiny homes and young people renovating old buses and vans into DIY mobile homes, you can often find mini appliances that save space without sacrificing function or efficiency. You can find anything you need: from compact air fryers to foldable electric kettles, single-serve coffee presses, mini toaster ovens, countertop dishwashers, and more.
Did you know that you can make your kitchen look more organized and still use your counter space for storage? The easiest way to do that is to use trays. By setting items on a tray on your counter, it tricks your mind into thinking things look less cluttered. And if you want to get really fancy, you can get a rolling cart or portable island and store your trays there until you need them.
You can create one tray for cooking and baking items (spices, small utensils, etc.), one for your morning coffee- or tea-making essentials, and one for appliances and utensils you only use occasionally. Not only does this spruce up your space, but it also creates a functional solution that helps you maximize your kitchen’s workspaces.
Vertical Pan & Plate Storage
Whether you are a fan of the open concept look or not, one thing is certain: storing certain items, like plates, pots, and pans, is a smart way to create more space in your cabinets.
Your small kitchen can’t magically expand, but it can fake it. Installing a mirrored backsplash adds more depth and dimension to a space without you having to break out the sledgehammers and knock down a wall.
Create a Custom Kitchen Design
Sometimes, the best way to maximize space in your small kitchen is to go big and remodel the space so the space can be perfect for you in every way. That’s why Anve Kitchen and Bath has professional designers waiting for you to give them a call. Check out our kitchen design services and schedule your free design consultation now!
Have questions? Contact us today.