One common feature of next to every kitchen is that there never seems to be enough space. In the search for a new home, most people tend to look for bigger kitchens, but it doesn’t seem to be big enough. What most people don’t seem to realize is that the reason why space is rarely enough in a kitchen isn’t because of size, rather, it is because of disorganization. With that in mind, it is clear that by organizing your kitchen properly, you can create extra space. Here are some organization tips that can help you create extra space in your kitchen.
Add In Wall Shelves
Wall shelves are a great way to create extra storage space in your kitchen and are especially useful for storing plates and pots. With different shelve options like closed and open shelving, you can control the amount of extra space you create. Most people fail to realize that the wall is wasted in most kitchens, thus, they are usually left bare or used to decorate the kitchen. By placing wall shelves in the kitchen, you will find that it still adds to the decor of the kitchen, but it also provides you with extra storage space. Open shelves are mostly used for their aesthetic value while closed shelves, on the other hand, maybe able to contain more items.
Get A Mug Rack
Your mugs may not seem like they take up much room, but when you have a lot of mugs, they can take up multiple drawers or wall cabinets. Mugs can be hung from a rack, freeing up space to store other items in the drawers. Best of all, mug racks aren’t large and don’t require much room, allowing you to hang up as many racks as you need. Another benefit of mug racks is that they are usually stylish and add a bit of elegance to your kitchen. The best place to hang up mug racks is under wall cabinets.
Tidy Up Your Drawers
If you have clutter in the kitchen, it could simply be that, clutter. Sometimes, you aren’t actually out of room to store things in your kitchen, but the poor arrangement has made it seem like there isn’t any storage space. Your drawers are usually the most important place to tidy up when you are seeking extra space. Once you have identified all the items that belong in the drawer, empty the drawers, then gradually arrange them back in using space-efficient methods. Once you have done this properly, you should find that you have freed up space to store other items. Think about making use of the corners and edges of your drawers and putting items there when they fit. For instance, you can put your reserve osmosis system under your kitchen sink instead of placing it somewhere else.
Hide Non-Essential Items
When you have items that you don’t use frequently lying around in storage areas, then you will start to have a storage problem. While you may consider all items in your kitchen essential, not all of them are for everyday use, and some of them are used only once or twice a year. To help free up space in the kitchen, you can store non-essential items somewhere else, freeing up room for essential items. A kitchen store would be the ideal location, but where that is unavailable, then you can store these items outside the kitchen and bring them in when needed.
Remodel The Kitchen
Sometimes, no matter what you add to the kitchen, there doesn’t seem to be enough space. This can usually be down to the arrangement of the kitchen or maybe you just have too much stuff for your kitchen. In such a situation, you will need to remodel the kitchen to create added space or maximize the kitchen arrangement. Kitchen remodeling comes with the added benefit of using a design of your choosing, applying space creating techniques, and creating more room in the kitchen. To remodel your kitchen you will need a professional, especially when there are a lot of changes to be made structurally otherwise, you can handle it yourself.
If you are the type of person who likes to cook, then you will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen and frequently need more space. While a big kitchen may come with more space, you can optimize the space in your current kitchen without spending a dime.