In properties where space is limited, it’s important to make the most of every square inch and that is especially true in rooms such as the kitchen where it needs to be functional and safe as well as aesthetically nice to look at.
Here are some useful tip, tricks, guidance and advice on how to maximise the space in a small kitchen.
Think Outside the Box
When you have very little room to work with, you have to make the most of what you have. Take a step back and look at any unused, dead areas of space that can be utilised in cheap and clever ways to free up the small amount of cupboards and storage there is.
- Walls can be used to hang things like magnetic knife racks, mugs, pots and pans
- Inside of cupboard doors can hold racks or storage organisers
- Sides of cabinets can be a great place to fix a wine rack, small shelves or pegs
- Above cabinets can have baskets or containers placed on them to store things in
- Hooks are great for tea towels, aprons, utensils, pots and pans etc
- If you have a full-size fridge then above it, put some racks or tubs for storage
- Put shelf risers in your cabinets to double up on storage and make the most of the space between shelves
- Mini Kitchens
If your kitchen just doesn’t work or is old and needs replacing then a mini kitchen is the perfect solution. These compact, high quality, affordable mini kitchens are designed for properties where space is limited and are a great way to ensure your kitchen has everything it needs whilst making the absolute most of the space available.
There are many different options to choose from with various styles, sizes and appliance configurations so there is something to suit every kitchen. Because they come already built, they are extremely simple and quick to install which means no muss, no fuss and no need for a long, drawn out and expensive installation.
Carts and Trolleys
Wheeled carts are a great way to add some additional storage that can be rolled out of the way when needed so they can be pushed into a corner or against or wall and moved or accessed when needed. These kitchen trolleys can be purchased for very little and are great for storing food, pots and pans, utensils, spices and herbs, crockery, wine and much more.
Shelves are not only attractive but extremely practical and can be used to display everything from cookbooks and food to fun decorative items such as plants which really make the kitchen come alive.
Depending on the layout of the property, the kitchen area may also need to accommodate seating and a table of some sort. There are some clever ways to work around this by;
- Adding a window seat with a small table
- Use a solid cube storage unit, turn it on its side and add bench cushions for a smart and cheap dining area which can be used to store things under
- Create a breakfast bar with bar stools
- Use a folding table and chairs set that can be collapsed between uses and stored away