Efficient Ways To Add Space To A Small Kitchen

The most difficult to plan and design room of the house would have to be the kitchen. It’s particularly difficult if the kitchen is small. Then including all the features you want for the room can prove to be a challenge. Yet there are a few simple ways ot efficiently adding more space to your limited kitchen.

Open shelves.

The reason why open shelves are perfect for small kitchens is that they provide lots of storage and display space but don’t look as robust as cabinets for example. Also, they can be installed just about anywhere like above the door, on the backsplash or in the corners.

Rolling carts.

Carts are the smaller versions of a kitchen island. They usually feature storage in the form of shelves and can be used as prep spaces or for serving the meals. Built on castors, they’re easy to roll from one area to another and relocated wherever they’re needed.


Baskets can be used to store a variety of things, from napkins to cleaning products and vegetables. You can also use them to organize your kitchen and to group objects like spices. Use them to free up counter space.

Wire baskets.

Wire baskets are great for storing lots of small items like spice jars for example. They’re very roomy and you can fit lots of things inside and because they’re see through you can easily identify the item you need and take it out without making a mess. They’re also great if your kitchen has a country-chic or industrial décor.

Corner shelves.

Don’t let corners become dead spaces in your kitchen. A great way to use these often forgotten spaces is by installing corner shelves. You could always use some extra storage space especially at your prep station.


Use hangers, hooks and rods to add extra storage space in your kitchen for things like pots and pans which usually occupy a lot of space in the cabinets. This way they stay organized, easier to grab whenever needed and they let you save tons of space.

Drop leaf tables.

There’s hardly ever room for a regular table in a small kitchen so instead of dismissing the idea altogether, get a drop leaf table. It occupies little space most of the time and can be used as extra prep space and it can expand in seconds.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 4th, 2011


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