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To some people, the kitchen is considered their haven of comfort and of course, food. When working around the kitchen, you should ensure that you could work and do stuff conveniently. However, how do you deal with your kitchen if it is relatively small in size?
Small kitchens could be frustrating, especially if you have a lot of appliances or utensils. Moreover, it might also be difficult to maneuver around the kitchen especially if the recipe you are cooking involves an intricate manner of preparing.
In order to guide those with relatively small kitchens to make their experience convenient and worthwhile, we have listed down several tricks and ideas on how to make the interior of a small kitchen compact yet functional.
Devise Ideas to Store your Kitchen Necessities
There are a lot of ways which could help you save space to store your kitchen needs. For instance, you could utilize your ceiling to hang your pans and pots. Instead of storing them underneath your counter, you could devise a set of hooks or a long rod on your ceiling to hang your pots. Aside from saving space, doing so could also allow you to access these pans quickly when you need them.
You could store your kitchen needs horizontally by inserting more shelving in your built-in shelf spaces. Since stacking them might take more space, doing horizontal storage shelves will save space and make things more organized. Pegboards could also be used to store your kitchen needs when not in use.
Limit Decorations on Counter Spaces
To maximize the small space you have in your kitchen, you should maintain the cleanliness of your counter space. This involves removing unnecessary clutter which would just limit the functionality of the counter. By reducing the decorations, you could organize your things properly.
When you plan on installing decorations on your counter, ensure that they are functional as well. For example, pick the essential containers that you need.
Choose a Kitchen Island with Ample Storage Options
Make your kitchen fully functional by installing a kitchen island. Aside from creating an additional counter space, they could also provide extra storage space through their cabinets, drawers, and shelves. Kitchen islands are sized correctly to keep your kitchen compact while not disrupting your workflow. Place your island in the center of your kitchen. For maximum efficiency, you could choose islands which could be tucked away or moved to another area when necessary.
Keep Your Kitchen Design Simple
A simple kitchen does not only make up more space, but it also keeps the kitchen sleek and modern-looking. Avoid placing too much color on your kitchen walls since they would make an impression that your kitchen is tiny. Stick to minimal colors such as white or light blue. Choosing the right kind of color will make your kitchen pop, creating an illusion that it is full yet compact.
Consider placing white or reflective cabinet doors and stainless steel worktops on your kitchen to add to the simple scheme of your kitchens.
A kitchen does not have to be extensive or massive in size. You could work your way around the kitchen by being clever and creative in your practices and designs. That way, you could make your small kitchen compact and functional.