5 Hacks to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen
Small kitchens have their own charm, especially when you know how to make the most of their space. In today's post, we'll give you 4 tricks to do just that.
Sometimes, a small kitchen can limit the things that we want to do, whether it’s storing all of our items or having all of the cooking appliances that we want.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house. We don’t just cook in the kitchen, but we also store our food in the kitchen and, in many cases, eat there as well.
As space becomes more expensive, our homes become smaller and smaller, making it crucial to know how to make the most out of every centimeter.
Smaller homes mean smaller rooms, sometimes paving the way to multi-functional rooms like a kitchen-dining room-office.
However, there are some tricks that you can use for a practical kitchen that’ll cover all your needs. In today’s post, we’ll tell you 4 hacks to make the most of your small kitchen.
1. Smart solutions for a small kitchen
If your kitchen doesn’t offer a lot of space, you should find smart solutions for your space shortage.
For example, try using corner furniture or corner drawers. These furniture pieces will help you make use of those corner spaces.
Another option is looking for storage systems that’ll help you save space while keeping everything organized. For example, the inside of a drawer can be a little chaotic, so you can use a drawer-organizer.
To store food, use plastic or glass containers. In addition to keeping things organized, they’re more practical as you’ll be able to find things faster, thus keeping you nice and calm.
Keeping things in order helps you make the most out of a small kitchen.
When it comes to furniture selection for a small kitchen, you should use pieces that reach the ceiling. This will help you enjoy more space and, instead of crowding counter space or drawers, you can create new storage areas. Put the items that you use the least on the higher shelves.
Another thing that’ll work great in small kitchens are deep drawers, or drawers that are deeper than normal. You can store anything in deep drawers, such as pots or small kitchen appliances.
To make even better use of your small space, we recommend expandable furniture. For example, if you have a kitchen-dining room, try an extendable table. That way, you’ll have extra space for company. We also love a new trend: counter-tops with a removable surface for a cutting board.
3. Kitchen appliances
Kitchen appliances can also be a big help to maximize the space in your small kitchen. The reduced space doesn’t mean that you have to give up certain kitchen appliances; you just need to know how to choose them wisely.
For example, look for smaller ovens. There are microwave-sized ovens available. Or, there are even microwaves that also serve as an oven. Another option is finding a washing machine that has a drying function instead of two separate appliances.
If you’re considering a dishwasher, look for a smaller version as well. Smaller ones do the same and save water as well.
A good thing about these kinds of kitchen appliances is that their size doesn’t sacrifice design. In addition, these days we’re more concerned about energy-use, so smaller, more efficient kitchen appliances are more and more popular.
If you want to make your small kitchen look larger, you should place lighting strategically. When you use lamps or spotlights, avoid creating shadows.
Also choose different kinds of lighting. For example, use general lighting, work lights and, lastly and optionally, spotlights on cabinets or lighting that’s integrated into the counter-tops.
Something else that’ll help a kitchen look larger is color and element selection. If you want your kitchen to look more spacious, choose neutral or lighter colors and, add a touch of color to your kitchen items with textiles or small kitchen tools.
Transparent items are also a huge help for creating an illusion of space. Thanks to them being see-through they allow light to pass through them.
It’s not a bad thing to have a small kitchen. As we’ve read, with these 4 hacks, you can have a small but practical kitchen.
Let your creativity and imagination loose to create smart and efficient solutions, making the most out of every centimeter in your small kitchen.