7 Ways to Maximise Space in Small Kitchens

Locker Room Storage Shelf - Barker & Stonehouse

 

Whether you have a small house or just a small kitchen, you have to maximise every possible bit of space you can get. Between extra shelving and hidden drawers, we have all the suggestions you need:

 

Classic clothes airer - Cast in Style
Classic clothes airer – Cast in Style

Show off

As well as saving valuable cupboard and shelf room, hanging your pots and pans from the ceiling can look trendy, and will fit in with every theme from modern to shabby chic. Suspending a classic kitchen maid and hanging your pans from butcher’s hooks will create a real vintage look!

 

Make those drawers that never open, open

You know the ones – the ones under the sink that are just there to look neat. Rather than having them completely screwed on, attach some hinges to the bottom so that they open downwards. You can then add a tip-out-tray, and you have an extra little storage area!

 

Set of 6 Pantry Design Spice Tins - Dotcomgiftshop
Set of 6 Pantry Design Spice Tins – Dotcomgiftshop

Hide your spice racks

Using a technique similar to the above, find a thin ‘cupboard’ in your kitchen that doesn’t open, and use the space to hold a spice rack. Use a drawer rotated onto its side, and it will slide in and out to your heart’s content.

 

Locker Room Storage Shelf - Barker & Stonehouse
Locker Room Storage Shelf – Barker & Stonehouse

Shelves, shelves everywhere

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Or, the small kitchen alternative; Where there’s a wall, there’s a shelf. Put up shelves wherever possible, as they can look stylish as well as being convenient.

 

Lazy Susan - John Lewis
Lazy Susan – John Lewis

Lazy Susans galore

If you have several corner cupboards that you can’t use to their full potential purely because of their position, buy some Lazy Susans and put that issue to bed. You’ll be able to store food, pans and utensils. Even if you don’t have corner cupboards, Lazy Susans work equally as well in forward-facing ones and can even be put to practical use on the dining table too!

 

Antique White Finish Wooden Blackboard - dotcomgiftshop
Antique White Finish Wooden Blackboard – dotcomgiftshop

Use what you have

Put the otherwise unusable inside of your cupboard doors into use. Whether you decide to pin up your notice board or calendar, or stick your measuring cups and utensils to the door with magnets, you’re sure to find something you can put up. You’ll save space in your drawers, and make it easier to organise!

 

2-drawer kitchen trolley - the original gift company
2-drawer kitchen trolley – the original gift company

Wheel it in

To give you the opportunity of having more counter space and something to easily transport things around the house, purchase a two-tier wheeled table or portable island. It can make a pretty display and be appropriate. If your kitchen is too small for a wide one, go for a thinner long one that can be tucked away next to a cupboard.

 

You’ll soon realise that having a small kitchen doesn’t mean the end of the world. It only means you need to be cautious with the space you do have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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