No matter how spacious or quaint your home may be, kitchen space will always be a premium.
To ensure that you have enough space to cook, entertain, and conveniently store your kitchen essentials, it's important to optimize the space in your kitchen by staying organized.
Check out these practical tips from Edesia Kitchen and Bath Studio to help you make the most of every inch of your kitchen.
Get Rid of Clutter
There's no sense in trying to organize a cluttered kitchen. Before you start planning the best way to arrange your kitchen, you must get rid of anything your family no longer uses.
To keep the decluttering process quick and easy, start on one side of the kitchen and work your way around in a circle to ensure that you don't miss anything. Ask yourself when was the last time you used an item or when you realistically will use it again.
If you can't answer those questions or the item no longer suits your needs, it's time to let it go. Be sure that everything you decide to keep is truly useful or meaningful to your family.
It may be difficult to part with that coffee mug that a loved one gave you decades ago, but if it hasn't seen the light of day since you received it, you'll be thankful for the extra space it's been taking up.
Establish Kitchen "Zones"
After your kitchen is junk-free, create kitchen zones for the items you intend to keep. These could include:
- Food: Items that will go in your pantry and fridge.
- Non-consumables: Utensils, glassware, dishes, etc.
- Preparation: The space and tools you'll use to prepare food.
- Cooking: The space and tools you'll use to cook.
- Cleaning: Any items used to clean.
Try to plan out the zones in a way that makes sense for your needs. For instance, food storage containers should go near the fridge to make clean-up after meals a breeze, while dishwashing detergent should be kept near the dishwasher.
When it comes to designing a kitchen that is as attractive as it is functional, organization is everything. Even for the tidiest homeowners, keeping pot lids and utensil drawers orderly can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there are a variety of organizational tools, such as pan organizers and adjustable bakeware racks, available at virtually all home improvement retailers that will help you make the most of your drawer and cabinet space. Other organizational tips include:
- Use the backs of cabinet doors to hide spices, lids, and dry-erase boards.
- Store rarely used items out of the way in top cabinets.
- Insert expandable kitchen shelves to use all available space in cabinets.
- Label as much as possible, so you know exactly what you have and where it goes.
- Store cleaning products away from anything consumable, preferably under the kitchen sink with child-proof locks if you have young children at home.
Create More Space
Drawers and cabinets aren't the only areas of your kitchen that should be spacious and practical. Your countertops should also meet your family's unique needs by providing a beautiful, functional area to cook, entertain, and spend time together.
When you incorporate well-designed countertops into your kitchen, you'll be surprised by how pleasant completing normal tasks can be. Some great countertop options include:
- Extendable countertops
- Tiered countertops
- Pull-out cutting boards
- Sliding countertops
If you're tired of fumbling around a cluttered, dated, disorganized kitchen, Edesia Kitchen and Bath Studio can help.
Contact us today to learn more about our quality products and exceptional services that can quickly transform even the most challenging kitchens. Our experienced team can't wait to bring your kitchen design dreams to life!