If you love to cook, you know that a clean, organized kitchen is essential. Notice that we said organized, not huge. More space is always nice, but there are ways to get better use out of what you have, while still making the room look good. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Pot lid problems
Do you have a cupboard full of pot lids and no good way of stacking or organizing them? Try using a small, apartment-sized dish-drying rack or wooden peg rack to store pot lids upright in the cupboard.
2. Wall space hang-ups
Small kitchens should make use of wall space whenever possible. Try hanging anything—from ladles to colanders to frying pans—from pegboard mounted on the wall.
3. Spices & knives
Knife blocks can take up precious counter space, and if you have a lot of spices, they can quickly take over a cupboard. Try using magnets to store knives and spices on the wall. Most knives are magnetic, and spices can be transferred to inexpensive magnetic containers.
4. Counter offer
If you’re short on counter space, a tall table on wheels can easily become a mobile kitchen island.
5. Down under the sink
The space under the sink is often cluttered with cleaning supplies and other kitchen items. Clear up some space by hanging any cleaning products with a spray nozzle by a small tension curtain rod in the cupboard.
It doesn’t matter whether you have a deluxe-sized, open kitchen or a sink closet in a New York studio apartment: Saving space is about using what you have in a smart way. What are some clever ways you’ve found to get the most out of your kitchen space?