Small rooms are not nice, but a tiny kitchen is the worst. Not only is a place to cook, but it is also a place to sit, eat, and socialise with family and friends. Of course, this isn’t possible when you can hardly swing a cat in any direction. If you have a small kitchen, the feeling is that there is nothing to be done. All you can do is grin and bear it or move, right? Not necessarily, because they are hacks that will help you free up extra room. And, they are underneath for your viewing pleasure.
Use The Oven As Storage
Because there isn’t enough room as it is, you have to give everything a home. And, you have to put it back there when you have finished. The problem with this is that there isn’t enough storage space to go around. Sometimes, the cupboards and drawers are full, or the utensils are too big. Thankfully, every kitchen has an oven, and most of them are deep. So, placing pots and pans in the oven when it isn’t in use is an ideal solution. Try limiting it to the items that you don’t mind getting dirty, such as a frying pan.
Put Up Shelves
Kitchen storage units don’t come more flexible than shelves. Unlike most solutions, you don’t need a lot of space to put them up in the first place. Also, they are easy to fit into the hard to reach areas of the room. That way, you can maximise every piece of space there is in the entire kitchen. The benefits don’t stop there, either. Even though they are thin and narrow, they can hold lots of household items if you stack everything neatly. As you can see, shelves are a no-brainer.
Another savvy addition is hooks. Like shelves, hooks are inexpensive and take up very little space because they are minimalist. Again, like shelves, they can also hold a lot of objects. They are particularly effective when it comes to heavy things like big pots and pans. By hanging the pots, there is no reason to store them in a cupboard or drawer, freeing up extra room. Don’t worry if you are worried about the style, either. In fact, most modern kitchens have utensils and cutlery on view adding to the fashion. Just make sure they are trendy!
Move To Another Room
Some things aren’t essential but that you like to keep around regardless. But, instead of storing them in the kitchen, move them elsewhere to free up more space. If you have a basement, for example, you can store them there to keep them out of the way. As long as you add a cover and wash before using, there shouldn’t be an issue. Only do it with the things you use sparingly, though. Otherwise, going to the basement during the cooking process can get tedious. Even if it is a great pre-meal workout, it still gets old!
Now all that’s left is to cook up a storm!