I know how frustrating it can be to have a small kitchen and not have enough room to store all the things you need. The kitchen is an important room in any house and if yours is desperately in need of a revamp, I’ve got a few space saving solutions for you.
- Consider full-height cabinets
Why not install some full-height cabinets along one wall? They would give you so much more extra cupboard space and if you go for white or cream doors, your kitchen will still feel bright and airy. You can take your pick from a range of finishes. For example, solidwoodkitchencabinets.co.uk offers units finished with natural, water-based paints that help to enhance the natural integrity of the timber.
- Be clever with your accessories
If you only have a small worktop area then it’s important to keep it clutter free.
Why not ditch your knife block and use a wall-mounted knife rack instead – and perhaps you could relocate your fruit bowl to the middle of your table rather than having it take up valuable space on your worktop? Organise your cupboards so that the things you use on a daily basis are close to the front. If you don’t use certain items very often (for example, special Christmas serving plates) why not consider storing them in another room or in your loft?
- Ditch your bin
If your current bin is taking up too much floor space, why not get a bin that attaches to the inside of one of your cupboard doors? This way, it will be hidden from view and it’ll give you much more space. You might have to empty it more regularly if it’s smaller, but that shouldn’t be a big issue.
- Get a pan rack
If you want to free up some space in your cupboards, consider getting a pan rack that you can hang from the ceiling. There are some really pretty racks available, so it can be a nice feature as well as being a practical addition to your kitchen.
- Add hooks to your door
Don’t be afraid to utilise your kitchen door by adding hooks to it. You’ll be able to hang your aprons, tea towels and shopping bags – freeing up valuable space in your drawers.
- Check your tins
When was the last time you sorted through your food tin cupboard? You might find that you have lots of tins,herbs and spices that are out of date and just need to go in the bin. If you find tins that aren’t out of date but that you don’t fancy eating, why not consider giving them to your local foodbank?
I hope this blog post has given you some ideas to help you save space in your kitchen. Let me know how you get on by commenting below.