Got a small kitchen? We have some tips for opening up space in your kitchen without doing too much construction work.
First let’s consider some storage systems. This is a way to maximise space without having a detriment on the overall aesthetic of the kitchen. For example, you could install a butler’s pantry that has a more nostalgic feel but now available with a more contemporary look. You can also go for a breakfast cupboard that’s hidden behind pocket doors to store all your appliances in and keep the kitchen tidy.
Next, let’s look at ways to better store your kitchen items before all the drawers get stuffed with things. We recommend stacking pans upright and lids horizontally – along a rack preferably, as their handles make them difficult to stack. When it comes to recycling and rubbish, you can compartmentalise this process. You sort different types of waste in distinct containers of varying shapes and sizes. This way you save time sorting everything.
Make use of that vertical kitchen space with some risers. These are elevated trays that you can store items on and under, essentially doubling your shelf capacity.
Got space on the side of your fridge? Why not put a storage shelf there. This can be a magnetic shelf, which you can remove whenever you wish (if you’re renting this may be a good idea).
Speaking of magnets, you might also find a magnetic knife bar useful. This allows you to hand knives up on the wall with ease. This is a chance for you to make use of the vertical space in your kitchen and free up drawer or worktop space.
The doors on your cabinets are another piece of furniture to make use of. You can hang a rack on them and store chopping boards or lids, for example.
Have any fruit baskets on your worktop? Why not have them hang from somewhere? You can also get multi-tiered hanging baskets for fruit to really make use of the vertical space.
Another way to create space is to make use of a portable trolley. You can store away the bigger, more difficult items. You can also use it for when you’re setting the table. All the cutlery and glasses can be wheeled over in one trip.