The size of your kitchen shouldn’t limit you. In fact, more and more people are now downsizing their homes and start living in smaller spaces. If they can make the most out of their tiny homes, you can make the most out of your tiny kitchen too.
With the right organization and storage solutions, you can make the most out of your small-spaced kitchen. To help you out, here are smart space-saving storage solutions and ideas to help you bring the best out of your small kitchen space:
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#1 Consider adding open shelving.
Unlike built-in cabinets with fixed storage options, open shelves are versatile. It also helps open up space in a tiny kitchen. With open shelving, a tiny kitchen can look spacious, bright, and airy, making your cooking area look so much bigger than its actual size.
Because these shelves are open, you are to find it more convenient to look for whatever you need from your kitchen. You can also show off your pretty dishware collection.
#2 Use a lazy Susan inside cupboards.
A lazy Susan is a nifty must-have in kitchen storage and organization. It features a rotating shelf that makes it easier to maximize a cabinet’s depth. With the lazy Susan, you won’t need to remove the other items inside your cabinet to reach those placed at the inner back.
This genius storage accessory isn’t only limited to kitchen cabinets. It can also be used in kitchen counters, tables, and even inside refrigerators to use every space available.
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#3 Place most used items within reach.
use. This way, you’ll be able to determine which items to keep inside cabinets and which items to leave on the kitchen counter or cooking area for easier access.
You can stow your most frequently used kitchen items and utensils in jars, or hang them using hooks, etc. You can also create your own wall rack using old tin cans.
#4 Use stackable jars and containers.
To maximize every inch of space in your kitchen cabinets, it’s best to use containers and jars that can be stacked. These containers can either be made from glass or plastic. Besides maximizing storage space, when stacked and labeled, these containers are nice to look at. The uniformity of the containers also contributes to a more organized-looking kitchen.
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#5 Make an artsy kitchen pegboard.
If you have little available space in your kitchen to store bulky utensils and cookware, a pegboard may do you magic. Arrange your utensils and cookware in a way like when you are arranging frames on your photo wall. Besides saving space and making it easy to access your most used items, a pegboard can be a great accent wall and conversation piece too.
#6 Use tension rods, hooks, and baskets.
Maximize the storage capacity of your tiny kitchen by hanging the items you use daily with hooks and rods, dividing drawers with tension rods, and grouping pantry staples with baskets. Hooks are great for cookware while baskets are best used for storing produce.
You can also use tension rods in organizing your cleaning materials. Mount one under the sink to hang spray bottles while giving room for other cleaning supplies, tools, etc.
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#7 Repurpose test tubes for your spices.
Test tubes are thin and sleek unlike the regular spice bottles that take a huge amount of space in your kitchen. For a space-saving spice storage, consider transferring your spices into test tubes. Hang your test tube spice rack on your wall for easy access when cooking.
Not only will this DIY save you kitchen space, it will also add a unique personality to your cooking space. Make these test tube spice containers nicer with DIY sticker labels.
#8 Store cookbooks in between cabinets.
Search your kitchen for extra spaces in between cabinets, appliances, or shelves. You can utilize this extra spaces for storing sleek items such as your recipe journals, and cookbooks. An extra narrow space is the perfect place to build shelves for your kitchen library.
If you’re still building your kitchen, you can consider adding shelves under your kitchen counters for extra storage space. You can use this space for books, wines, etc.
See? You don’t have to have a huge floor area to enjoy a great kitchen. Try out the above storage solutions and go big with your tiny kitchen!