KITCHEN SPACE SAVING IDEAS
Generally, kitchen space always comes at a premium, especially if you own a small house. Just because your new house lacks a deluxe-sized kitchen to comfortably hold a giant fridge, 6-burner stove, or a massive double-bowl sink doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish or functional. Fortunately, there are several great kitchen space saving ideas that you can implement without breaking the bank.
Go for Minimalist Hardware
It may seem trivial but when working or moving around a narrow kitchen, it’s very easy to knock or run into bulky handles and knobs. Keep things feeling and looking sleek by choosing minimalist, slender pulls. Compared to their stand-alone kitchen appliances, built-in kitchen appliances are also more economical when it comes to saving space. As they are housed into the cabinetry, it makes the kitchen look more streamlined.
Installing a single bowl sink instead of the space-consuming double bowl sink can give you more counter space. And if you are really hard pressed for space, go for a small, single-bowl under-mount sink. Single-bowl small scale sinks are available in all styles and designs to suit your space.
Try a Kitchen Cart
While kitchen islands are very popular and nice looking, they require ample walking space and as such don’t just fit in most small to medium kitchens. Having a rolling kitchen cart gives you most of the benefits associated with a kitchen island but with more versatility. A cart can easily be moved to the kitchen center for food prep or used as a buffet table when you have guests. When you are done, simply roll it away to a convenient corner elsewhere to create more space.
Consider Vertical Shelves
Every little inch in the kitchen matters especially when you are planning on having lots of kitchen utensils. Get innovative with your shelves. For example, they don’t always have to be horizontal. With a few installed vertically, you will be utilizing the available space more effectively. You can store items like chopping boards, saucepans, and cooking dishes beside each other, without any risk of them coming tumbling down every time the cupboard door is opened.
Hang a Pegboard
Your walls can hold more item than many people assume. Think of pans, pots, and even canisters which can be used to hold utensils in your kitchen. Instead of storing such in your already congested cabinets and shelves, try a pegboard. It not only adds flexible storage space but you can adjust it over time as the storage needs change.
Much as we all would love having a large kitchen, the truth is that many of us will only have a few square feet to pack in everything we need for a functional new kitchen. With organization and clever planning, it is possible to save lots of space and still have well-organized space. We are sure the above ideas will help turn that new space into everything you will ever need when preparing your mouth watering dishes.