The kitchen is one of the busiest areas in your home, getting a lot of traffic each and every day. Things can get quickly out of hand if things in your kitchen don’t have a home. Whether your kitchen is small or large, all kitchens can benefit from some extra space. With that, here are seven ways to save space in your kitchen.
- Utilize Your Walls
Save additional space in your cupboards, drawers and countertops by mounting racks or shelves on your kitchen walls. You can use this space to hang wine glasses, display attractive dishware, hang knives, display spices or store other kitchen tools. You will not only save space but all of your kitchen items will easily accessible, making cooking a breeze!
- Use a Ceiling Mounted Rack
Another great option for storing all of your cookware and saving kitchen space is to mount a rack to the ceiling, allowing all of your pots and pans to hang down over your kitchen table or island.
- Install Pullout Pantries
If you don’t have room for a pantry in your kitchen or yours is too small, a great solution to this is to add a thin, vertical pullout pantry. They often fit great in the space alongside your fridge, for example.
- Add Wire Racks to Your Kitchen Cabinets
To maximize space as much as possible inside your kitchen cabinets, install some stackable wire racks to increase the efficiency with which you store your plates, glasses and appliances.
- Install Ceiling-height Cabinets
You can add a lot of extra storage space to your kitchen by adding cabinets that extend all the way up to your ceiling.
- Choose Small Appliances
Large appliances can take up a lot of space. There are many companies out there that make smaller versions of typically large appliances without having to make too many sacrifices in terms of quality or efficiency.
- Choose a Single Bowl Sink that is Undermounted
Choosing a single bowl sink can save you more than a foot of counter space. By choosing an undermounted sink, you can save an additional few inches since the edges of the sink will be hidden.
If you are looking for more ideas on how to save space in your kitchen, consider contacting an interior designer. BedfordBrooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelaine. Contact us today for more information.