If you’re like me, then you’ve likely come into contact with the biggest problem that kitchens have to offer – that there isn’t enough room to do and/or store things. Many times, whoever is in the kitchen will get frustrated, either because there isn’t enough room for them to cut the veggies, or because they can’t find somewhere to store the oatmeal that they bought for making cookies. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your kitchen!
Sprucing Up and Saving Space
Space is at a premium, so you need to do what you can in order to make sure that you have as much room as possible while you’re preparing food. Here are some suggestions that you can use in order to do so.
– Go through your kitchen and have a good old fashioned purge. If there are kitchen gadgets that you haven’t touched in a year or more, then it’s likely time for you to get rid of them. Sell them, give them to friends or family, or donate them to charity. Also get rid of any silverware and plates that you don’t ever use.
– Rearrange all of the cupboards in a logical fashion. The things that you use the most should be in reach. The things that you rarely use can be relocated to higher areas that you may need a stepladder to get to.
– To save on counter space, don’t leave appliances on the counter. Make sure that each appliance has a home that it can go to when you need to utilize the area. If you have something like a tabletop mixer, consider building in one of those units that allow you to hide it away and take it out as you need it.
– If you cannot build more counter space without causing an issue, then consider purchasing an island for your home. Islands can be incredibly attractive, and they can be moved to wherever you may need to use them in your kitchen. You can even get them to match your counters and other kitchen accessories, and they’re fairly inexpensive when compared to all new counters.
Don’t give up on your kitchen quite yet! While it can be really frustrating to try and make sure that everything has a home and that you have room to do what you need to do, taking the time to reorganize and rearrange can be a huge time saver and space saver.