For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the room where delicious meals are prepared, self starters take their first sip of coffee and families congregate at the end of the day to share stories. Whether you have a small, single counter unit or a large kitchen with an island, there’s always a need for more space. Here are a few easy kitchen storage ideas that will help you create more space and memories in your kitchen.
Make use of vertical space
Don’t limit your storage space to what’s in reach. Instead, make use of the full height of the kitchen. Extend your cupboards vertically and add an extra row of shelves, storing gadgets you don’t often use in the higher storage areas.
Hang items on the wall
Harness your wall space to hang items that don’t quite fit in the cupboard. For example, use hooks to hang cooking tools, cutting boards and other equipment. You can also use this as an opportunity to add a bit of style to the kitchen by installing unique hooks or rails to match the finishes.
Conceal your workspace
Preparing food in a cramped space is both frustrating and unproductive, and opening up a workspace can make the kitchen feel even more restrictive. A pull out workspace is a nifty solution that gives you the space you need to prepare meals in the kitchen without creating clutter.
Declutter the Tupperware cupboard
Speaking of clutter, the kitchen is a common culprit! From mismatched Tupperware and expired non-perishables to multiple sets of cutlery and unnecessary appliances, items can quickly accumulate in the kitchen if not regularly organised. Take the time to declutter the kitchen and donate, store or throw out excess belongings.
Add drawers to your island
Countertops and work areas often have more space than you realise. Make the most of the space by adding drawers and storage areas wherever possible. For example, the kitchen island can act as a workstation or dining area, as well as drawers to hold excess items.
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