The kitchen is the room, out of all the others in your home, that you move around in most. For that reason, most people complain of needing more space in their kitchen no matter its square footage. To make most of the space in your kitchen, consider the following improvements!
Expand Cabinet Space
The truth is, most cabinet layouts aren’t efficient unless they’ve been custom-designed. Take a look around your current kitchen, and you’ll see—there are corners, gaps, and empty space on walls that haven’t been taken advantage of in the original design. To get more out of your space, design wall cabinets that actually use up most of the space extending from the ceiling to the floor and use pull-out options for things like trash cans, pantries, lower cabinets, and tall skinny cabinets.
Add an Island
Though initially adding a kitchen island might sound like losing space, not gaining it, the efficiency of this feature is actually remarkable. For one, there is cabinet space underneath that is easily accessible without having to create a huge barrier in the kitchen, and two you’ll have a wider prep and cooking space that won’t be boxed in by a wall and upper cabinetry. When choosing the type of material for this feature, remember that while granite is popular, it’s not always the best choice. Quartz doesn’t require any sealing and is generally low maintenance. If you design your sink to be on this island, it may also be convenient to place both your trash cabinet and your dishwasher there, again freeing up space in the rest of your kitchen for other things.
Use Vertical Space
There are a lot of items in your cabinetry that are bulky and take up space very inefficiently, mugs being the main culprit. For your upgraded kitchen, look at options for vertical storage, like hooks for mugs or magnetic racks for knives. Large utensils pans can also pile up in cabinetry, so if your kitchen has vertical space, design ways to hang these kinds of items instead of having to dig around in your cabinet later. Not only will your kitchen be more efficient, but it will also be stylish!
People do a lot of things in their kitchen, and consequently, there are a lot of things that need to be stored there. When you have to make do with the space you’ve been given, never fear! There are lots of ways to improve the efficiency of your kitchen space.