Smart Kitchen Organizing Ideas
Even if we are not that fond of cooking, kitchen is the room where we go on pilgrimage every single day, if not with an increased frequency. But what do you do when space is small, sometimes so small that even a single person can barely fight the claustrophobic feeling? The answer lies in organizing the space by means of some space saving tips so the tiny rooms gets extra sizes and turn into an open and more welcoming place. So here are some smart kitchen organizing ideas.
It is almost an unwritten rule that kitchen cabinets should be suspended, especially in small apartment kitchens. But don’t use the walls just to hang cabinets as long as they allow you to store more. So, instead of storing items on your work area, use hooks and shelves to hang them and save space in drawers. Use racks to work the walls and store cutlery and other kitchen utensils.
Use the same recipe for various types of cookware since pots and pans take up a lot of the conventional storage space. Hung on the wall, they impart that working space image and somehow lend the kitchen a rustic feel.
A both interesting and practical idea as well is to use a kitchen cart to free some counter space. Kitchen carts expand your work area without taking up much floor space. You can use it to chop veggies and other kitchen type activities and then roll it out. This way you can save some space on the counter to place your newly purchased espresso machine.
Go for a single bowl sink if space is limited. One of the basic rules of organizing small spaces is to keep the proportions when decorating or furnishing. Use the space below the sink to store cleaning products, for instance.
Don’t forget the mirrors which often work wonders in small spaces, opening them and leaving the impression of a room larger than our eyes can perceive.
Moving some of your bulkier or seldom-used items out of the kitchen and into a nearby pantry can free up a lot of space. Look around because you may have extra space in a nearby closet or hallway where pantry shelves would fit. A pantry could be as simple as adjustable shelves on wall standards or a more elaborate built-in cabinet.
Sources: Houzz.com, Housebeautiful.com, Familyhandyman.com