Last Updated on August 29, 2020 by Ed Joven
Useful Storage Ideas for your Small Kitchen
Does it feel like the smaller the space is, the more difficult it is to organize it properly? It certainly can get a little bit tricky. When you are limited with the size of your kitchen, it is all about maximizing every single part so no space is wasted.
If you manage to organize it the right way, you will transform your kitchen into a functional, comfortable, easy-to-navigate area.
In case you are all out of ideas, here are some brilliant storage hacks that will without a doubt come in handy.
1] Kitchen Island
When picking out your kitchen island, think about getting a hollow one. It can be completely hollow or just on one side, while the other side (the front one) is solid. A kitchen island can provide you with the much-needed additional counter and storage space. Don’t miss out on this wonderfully useful 2-in-1 idea for storage and prep. And if you are lacking inspiration or can’t quite envision a certain idea, be sure to explore different websites.
There are so many inspirational ideas in the visual form that can aid you tremendously in this quest to re-organize your kitchen space.
2] Mason Jars to the Rescue
If you don’t have a separate pantry, you can use mason jars to create well-organized storage on your wall. Be free to separate different products and ingredients into individual jars and put them on the shelves above your kitchen counter. What an easy and simple way to store your everyday kitchen essentials!
Additional tip: Use clear, see-through jars in order to see what product is inside without opening it.
3] A Spice Rack
You can’t imagine cooking without spices, can you? Of course not, it’s what gives food that extra flavor and smell. But storing all those spices can get a bit messy. The solution is simple. Again, it is about the mason jars. Smaller-sized jars are affordable and easy to find, and they will do a brilliant job of separating the spices. Your spice drawer never looked better!
Additional tip: It doesn’t necessarily have to be a drawer. There are other ways to create space for your spice rack. For example, you can use a magnetic spice rack that can easily be attached to the back of a kitchen cabinet door.
4] A Rolling Pantry
It seems that the kitchen equipment and appliances can use up most of the space. In any case, they are essential to every kitchen, so this is the chance to think about utilizing the areas around them. You now that tiny bit of space between your fridge and the wall? With the right rolling pantry, you can fill in that gap in the best possible way.
It can store quite a bit, and it is always out of the way, you just roll it out when you need to!
5] Open Shelving
This is a clever idea if you can’t fit the standard hanging cabinets in your kitchen. By putting shelves, you can make the most of your wall space. And, since it is out in the open, it is easier to see where everything is and to grab whatever you need from your kitchen supplies.
Reminder: In case your kitchen already has hanging cabinets, you can always add some shelves inside, for extra storage space.
You can also add a hook or a nail on your cabinet door in order to hang those pesky cutting boards that don’t seem to fit anywhere and constantly take up space.
6] A Small Kitchen Table
In a tiny kitchen, there isn’t room for a proper, full-size dining table. And yet, you still need a place where you are going to enjoy that deliciously prepared food. A solution to this problem is simple. Get a table, or rather just a top surface that can be pulled out, folded or disassembled.
Also, instead of chairs think about getting a bench. The space under the seats can be used as storage as well. Multi-purpose furniture is always a good idea. All this can be made and assembled quite easily. But in case you are not sure how don’t despair!
If you are not very dexterous yourself, there are some affordable, space-friendly furniture that would fit into your kitchen perfectly.
7] The Forgotten Spaces
Take advantage of any free surface you have. For example, you can attach metal hooks or wooden pieces on the side of your lower cabinets, or rods underneath the shelves. This is such an effective way to hang all the bulky objects that take-up so much space in your drawers and cupboards.
Keep in mind: Think bigger than just the cupboards. Utilize as much wall space as possible. Like it is suggested in the Open shelving, don’t be afraid to put additional shelves and hooks on your wall in order to free up your countertops.
8] Use the Space Under the Sink
This area tends to be such a mess, doesn’t it?
Here we usually keep things like cleaning products and tools, garbage bags, etc. which we tend to pile on top of each other. With only a few clever hacks it can turn into an easy-to-navigate storage place that can make your cleaning routine so much more effective:
- Hang your spray bottles on the tension rod. Not only will this provide easy access, but it also frees up space underneath it, where you can put other cleaning supplies and tools.
- Put the garbage bags on a roll. You can hang these rolls on the side of your cabinet or on the door.
Instead of keeping in out in the open, you can keep your garbage under the sink. As an additional hack, you can get a holder for your trash can and attach it to the cabinet door. This provides you with even easier access to the garbage while you are cooking and cleaning.
Even though most people dream of a big, spacious kitchen, that dream can’t always match the reality. But a small kitchen doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. The trick is to know how to make the most out of the space you have.
As you can see, that is not a challenging task. Hopefully, our clever hacks and suggestions helped you in creating and organizing the kitchen space in a way that is perfect just for you.
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