Injecting style into a small space can be a real challenge, especially when it is a space that is being used as much as a kitchen normally is. Let us assure you, with a little extra thought, you can make the most of each square foot and create a kitchen and dining room area that’s as beautiful as it is practical! Here are our top tips for making the most of your small kitchen.
Top tip 1) Keep it clutter-free!
If there are too many items cluttering up the worktops, consider clever solutions and make sure everything has its place. Use rails to hang utensils, pans, mugs, spice jars and cutlery bins. Think about what you need to have to hand every day, such as chopping boards, wooden spoons, cleaning products, and what can be stored away until needed. For anything that’s necessary but untidy, find it a home with a collection of baskets, boxes and jars to keep it looking neat.
Top tip 2) Wheel it away!
Consider a kitchen trolley on wheels, which provides an additional prep surface when you need it, tucks away when you don’t and also offers extra storage for cookery books, pots and pans. You can even use it as a handy food and drinks trolley when you have guests.
Top tip 3) Make the most of your walls!
It’s easy to forget wall space but it’s the perfect way to clear up countertops and keep everything within an arm’s reach. Hanging hooks, notice boards, pegs or a combine them all. And add shelves in all the places you can find. Put shelves in your cabinets, hang shelves on any available wall space.
Top tip 4) Be creative with saving space!
It can be hard to find space for a kitchen table if you’ve only got a small space to work with, but if you’re craving one there are ways! Use a high-top table with bar with stools which can be tucked away or use slimline benches which can be hidden underneath when not in use.
Top tip 5) Use the sides of your cabinets
If you have cabinets that don’t fit up against a wall, you’ve got a few square feet of bonus storage space. You can hang a pot rail, add shelves, anything you can think of!
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