The kitchen is one area of the house where we need plenty of storage. Pots and pans, utensils, food and cleaning supplies take up a lot of room, to the point that even homeowners with good-sized kitchens still complain about lack of storage. If you’re struggling for space in your small kitchen, here are some clever storage ideas to try.
Invest in a tall free-standing kitchen larder cupboard
If you’re struggling for space to keep all of your dry foods, then one clever storage idea for a small kitchen is to buy a tall, free-standing larder cupboard. These cupboards are perfect for providing additional storage if you don’t have a pantry – they’re tall enough to store all of your cupboard foods with ease without taking up too much space!
Add a small extra workstation or island unit
If you have the floor space, you should consider getting a small workstation or island to give you more prep space or space to store everyday items that usually clutter your countertops, like the kettle, toaster, and microwave. Having this extra unit is a great way to add space without having to redesign your whole kitchen.
Make use of wall space
A useful tip for maximising storage in any small room where you have limited floor space is to make good use of the walls. You can put up plate racks or shelves to free up some of your existing cupboard space and create some functional decoration. You can also look for wall-mounted units for extra storage, or mounts that allow you to hang your utensils above the countertop while keeping all your prep surfaces clear.
Invest in dividers
Dividers may not give you any extra storage, but they can help to organise the storage you already have, which is even more important in a small kitchen. Dividers can keep everything neat and in place, without taking up too much space themselves. Dividers for cutlery drawers are a must, but they can be really useful in all of your kitchen drawers, your food cupboards, and on shelves. If you have a tall cupboard, for example, you can find dividers that give you shelves within the cupboard, allowing you to make the most of the available space.
Have storage that is built-in below your worktops
Most kitchens have cupboards below the worktops, but often there is space that isn’t being utilised. When you have a small kitchen, it’s essential that you make use of all the space you have, so make sure all of your worktops are built on top of functional storage units such as cupboards and drawer units.
Use additional baskets and drawers within your cupboards
One final clever storage idea for your small kitchen is to maximise the storage you already have through the use of baskets and drawers. Depending on what you need to store, drawers may be the better option, especially if you have lots of smaller items, but a cupboard is best suited for storing bulkier items.
To keep everything organised within a cupboard, you can consider having an open front and storing everything in baskets that can be easily accessed.
Even if your kitchen is on the small side, there are still some clever solutions to your storage problems. With a little creativity and choosing the right units, you can still find space for everything you need to store.
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