When it comes to a kitchen, bigger is not always better. Sure, you might dream of having a huge, open kitchen filled with cabinets and appliances. But in reality, the size of your kitchen is what it is unless you undertake a major renovation to change it.
Rather than dwelling on what your kitchen doesn’t have, focus on how to make the most of the space you do have. Doing this will ensure that you are comfortable in your kitchen no matter what the size.
One place you might be able to expand your space is up. Extend cabinets or shelves all the way to the ceiling to make the most of the limited storage space.
Store rarely-used items at the top, and add a stylish rolling ladder to help you reach them when needed. Consider adding glass fronts to higher cabinets so you remember what’s in them since they will not be part of your everyday field of view.
Cabinets and shelves can be made in just about every shape and size so don’t shy away from spaces that you think are too small.
Hang Where Possible
No matter how high your ceilings go, cabinets might not provide enough storage, especially for larger items. Consider hanging options for things like pots and pans.
This keeps your cookware available for easy access and might even provide a conversation starter when you are entertaining. Hanging pot racks are available in many shapes and sizes and can even be customized to meet your needs.
On a smaller scale, hanging baskets are also great for storing fruit and other items that do not need to be refrigerated. Consider this option if your kitchen is short on space for a pantry.
Another way to maximize space in your kitchen is to look for appliances and fixtures that can perform more than one function.
For example, a flat glass cooktop can provide extra counter space if you place something on top to protect it. Even if you don’t need the space, a cooktop covering is still a good idea to protect the glass from scratching.
Consider the double duty mentality when purchasing kitchen tools, too. The less space you have, the less room there is to store appliances and other items. From slicers to peelers, there are many options out there for kitchen multitasking.
Let Us Help
Three Week Kitchens has completed renovations on kitchens of all sizes. Sometimes all you need is a fresh set of eyes to uncover the true potential in your kitchen.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin rethinking your small kitchen.