If you have a small kitchen, you’re probably always looking for ways to free up space. You can make your kitchen more efficient with these space-saving tips for small kitchens.
- Remove a Wall
- Take Advantage of Corner Cabinets
- Use the Eating Area
- Use Nearby Closets
- Install New Lighting
Removing a wall is the best way to open up a kitchen and make it more spacious. If you are doing a kitchen remodel, then you can make a peninsula countertop. With this design, you can add cabinets or shelves below the countertop, have bar stool seating, and be able to talk to people in the other room while you are cooking. It will also give you more counter space for those meals that require a lot of dishes.
Corner cabinets can be tricky because the items inside can be hard to get to. But by adding a lazy Susan or pull out shelves you can get the most out of the space. With either of these options, you can find what you’re looking for and not waste the valuable space.
Even if you have a small kitchen, it’s likely that you have a place for a kitchen table as well. Opt for a smaller kitchen table and use the extra space to put in a hutch or small table with shelves. If you don’t want to pay the money for one of these options, consider building your own wall-mounted shelves. You can use these storage solutions to display your dishes. Having them in the eating area will be convenient since they will be so close to the table already.
If you have any closets nearby the kitchen, then re-organize them to make a little bit of extra space. Add in extra shelves or roll-out drawers. You can use the space to store kitchen items that you don’t use very often, like cookie sheets, canned food, extra condiments, or cleaning supplies.
If you don’t have good lighting in part of your kitchen, it’s likely that you don’t use it as often as you could. Consider installing under cabinet lighting to make every part of your counters usable. If you’re not doing a full kitchen remodel, wiring the lights can be a bit difficult. You can wire them through the basement, crawlspace, or attic and pull it through the spaces for each light fixture. If you don’t want to deal with wiring, there are wireless under cabinet lighting options.
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