Making things work in a tiny kitchen can be hectic. There’s nothing much you can do in the limited space. However, with a little ingenuity, you can “create” some extra room so that everything falls into place. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, these tips will come in handy.
Use the Top of Your Fridge
Okay, you have to use your fridge intelligently to ensure that it’s not overflowing who food. But then again, you can use the precious space above it for your cereal boxes, skillets, pots, blender, coffee maker and just about anything else that can fit. The only thing you need to remember is that you have to wipe the space often to avoid accumulation of dirt.
Think Outside the Cabinet
If you’re a coffee lover you may need more than three mugs before more morning. Do you know what that means? Well, you’ll spend a significant amount of time opening and closing your cabinet through the night. Instead of storing mugs in your cabinets, you may consider hanging them on hooks where they’re easily accessible.
A DIY Shelf
This is perhaps the easiest way to create more space in your small kitchen. Install a shelf on the wall and keep anything that can fit on it. However, you need to ensure that it’s sturdy to handle enough weight. Also, make sure that it doesn’t compromise your ability to move within the kitchen. Measure the space available on your wall so that your shelf doesn’t poke out into your kitchen. As reported, measuring will help you make the most out of the available space and by extension allow you to mount a shelf that’s in line with your needs.
Fit Wire Racks in Cabinets
Don’t downplay the importance of installing wire racks in your kitchen cabinet. In fact, it is one of the easiest ways to help you use storage space efficiently. Besides, wire racks allow you to remember where you placed what. That way, you’ll spend less time trying to locate what you want.
The Bottom Line
The fact that your kitchen is small doesn’t mean that you should stuff it with utensils and appliances. All you need to do is to use the available space intelligently. When everything else fails, you may decide to use smaller appliances. You can, for instance, opt for a French press instead of an espresso maker. Plus you’ll be saving money with smaller appliances.