While smaller kitchens can feel cozy, they can quickly become cluttered and chaotic without proper storage space. Check out these simple tips to help expand storage opportunities and create a unique, welcoming space.
Make Use of Shelf Space
Adding a few simple shelves above kitchen cabinets or a window can add storage and display space for items not used daily, such as cocktail glasses or appliances like pressure or rice cookers. Shelves can even be added inside already built kitchen cabinets. Remodeling cabinets to make space for a few more shelves can help declutter counter space or relieve a disorganized pantry.
Incorporate a Kitchen Island
A kitchen island can solve many of the storage, function, and display issues of smaller kitchens. Skip the remodeling and convert a rollaway cart with drawers and shelves as the kitchen island. This also helps solve smaller floor space issues that can’t accommodate an island in the middle of the kitchen. Kitchen islands can even provide extra seating when entertaining guests or can be used as an additional serving area.
Use Bright, Colorful Storage Containers
Embrace the open-air storage situation of a small kitchen by using colorful jars and containers to store everything from spices, napkins, utensils, and even produce. A variety of container shapes and colors can help complement the overall design while adding cheerful pops of color.
Put Open Wall Space to Work
Spacious walls can easily be converted as storage space. Use a magnetic knife strip to organize knives and hold other metal cookware and utensils. A pegboard can also be installed to hang utensils that would normally take up valuable drawer and counter space.
At Four Points Remodeling, we provide professional kitchen remodeling services, including custom cabinetry, to help you truly maximize your space. Our team helps clients throughout the Rochester, NY area design the kitchen of their dreams.