There is nothing more frustrating than a kitchen that seems to be crowded. After a hard day at work, we should be able to come home and prepare a healthy dinner for ourselves (or reheat leftovers from the fridge), not a chaotic and cluttered space. But that's exactly what our kitchen has become.
This is particularly true for kitchens with limited space. Is your teeny-tiny kitchen leaving you with insufficient storage and compartments? These kitchen room-expanding suggestions will teach you how to make better use of every square inch of space in your kitchen space.
1. How to Improve the Efficiency of a Small Kitchen
There's nothing quite like IKEA's Grundtal kitchen series when it comes to putting together much-needed vertical storage solutions. The low-cost stainless steel system is intended to be mounted on walls, allowing you to make the most of the previously unutilized vertical space in your kitchen.
The items on display here are some of the most popular items from the series. In addition to freeing up counter space, the shelf and rail, as well as the magnetic knife rack, make traversing the kitchen more convenient by putting cookware, plates, and utensils all in one convenient location.
2. Make use of the space around your refrigerator
Make a concealed DIY rolling pantry like this one by Alan Chu if you only have a small amount of room between your refrigerator and the wall in your small kitchen. It's the ideal solution for keeping canned foods as well as other nonperishable kitchen necessities like spices and flour.
3. Kitchen Backsplash That Serves Two Functions
A stainless steel pegboard wall serves a dual purpose by protecting kitchen walls against splashes and splodges while also allowing you to store items that you use on a regular basis close at hand.
Each backsplash from Bunker Workshop is one-of-a-kind, as seen here with the striking red backsplash. You may, on the other hand, build one for yourself. Pegboards made of stainless steel may be found at most home improvement shops and online.
4. A folding kitchen table may be used as a work surface.
A foldable table may be used to prepare and enjoy meals without taking up precious floor space, which is beneficial when space is limited. If you're looking for a desk that you can easily store after you're through working, this is a great option. Take a look at this fantastic example of Tiny Box House's brilliant concept in action.
5. Using Unused Space in a Small Kitchen to Your Advantage
Love how this little cottage kitchen manages to keep the counters clear of clutter by using numerous innovative storage options. Listed below are some of our favorite suggestions.
The three-toe kick drawers beneath the kitchen's base cabinets make effective use of the area below the baseboards, which is often wasted in this kind of design. Toe kick drawers may be added to almost any basic base cabinet with a little effort.
At the front of the glass, a curtain rod provides a smidgeon of vertical storage for utensils, which is convenient. And, of course, we have to mention the little pot rack that has been strategically positioned close to the oven for convenience.
6. A cutting board that hangs over the sink
In a tiny kitchen, a kitchen island may certainly help to increase counter space and functionality. However, if you don't have the luxury of floor space, an over-the-sink cutting board is a brilliant short-term solution. This one enables you to rinse your vegetables before cutting them.
7. Make use of a nearby room to store kitchen items.
If there isn't enough space in your small kitchen to accommodate the additional storage you need, try using a nook or closet in another room nearby. A recessed niche may be used to store kitchen utensils that are only needed periodically, as well as nonperishable food products in the pantry. A curtain, such as the one seen on the left, may be used to keep what you put out of view.
8. Make the Most of the Space in Your Kitchen Corners
The use of corner space is often overlooked in modern dwellings. In the meanwhile, if you're attempting to make every square inch of your tiny kitchen count, corner shelving may provide a functional solution for these problematic spaces. Check out this nifty kitchen from The Tiny Project for some inspiration!
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