Are you finding it difficult to walk into your own kitchen without hitting something on your way to the fridge? Or maybe you just can’t find a place to put your new set of Japanese kitchen knives. If your current kitchen design isn’t satisfying for you, then maybe you need to rethink the entire space a bit. In this article, we will be looking over some very simple tips that are also very effective. These are things you can get done for free but that do require money are relatively inexpensive and shouldn’t become a problem. That being said, let’s get to it and see what you can do to make life in the kitchen happier.
Use the space above your range
Many people neglect the empty space above their normal range. Sure, the drawers are full, but what about the space above the drawers? Or maybe the space above the stove would be a great fit for those pans you can’t seem to find a place for. Having your favorite and most used pans and other cooking utensils hanging right above the stove makes cooking easy and fluid in motion.
Don’t neglect apparently useless gaps and small spaces
If a space is really small, people tend to neglect it and just catalog it as wasted kitchen real estate. That doesn’t have to be the case. That fine space between the refrigerator and the wall or kitchen table can serve as an excellent depository space for your canned goods or similar products. You can have a custom rack made that fits right in and slides seamlessly, revealing your canned goods.
Make cooking into an art in more ways than one
You can use plates and other kitchen things that occupy a lot of space as practical aesthetic elements. Use wall racks to hang your plates and platters on display. Not only will your kitchen look like it’s got soul, personality and it has also shared in some great memories with the residents, but it will also help you deposit more stuff and make a lot more use of the space you have.
Use desk organizers for sink supplies
You probably use the space around your kitchen sink for sponges, soap, and other similar things. This leads up to having a very clogged up sink area which is very unpleasant and frustrating to work in. Get rid of all that by using some simple desk organizers to store all these things on the side of one of your cabinets. It’s right next to the sink but it’s not taking up important space that is in short supply in that area anyway.
Use the bottom part of your shelves
If you don’t have shelves in your kitchen, get some. If you do, you are probably using only one part of it, which is the top part. You can also use the bottom or underneath part as well. Use it along with small modifications so that you can hang or stick other kitchen supplies and things on it or to it. This will make you gain tremendous amounts of valuable space.