Small kitchens are always known to create a lot of trouble to their owners. Besides facing a tough time in storing all the relevant kitchen essentials, small kitchen owners are known to face a lot of difficulty while cooking meals also.
If your kitchen is still lacking space, even after you have eliminated under used appliances and utensils, you will be pleased to know that there are still many more options to organize your kitchen efficiently in order to create more space.
Utilize your backsplash – the backsplash area or the area which falls in between the cabinets and countertops offers several square feet of unused storage space. Generally, decorated with tiles, the area can be efficiently used to cater to efficient and practical purposes. Consider installing a utensil rack along the length of the backsplash area. Hanging all or most of the utensils this way will provide you easy access while cooking and most importantly, it will free up the drawer space. Another useful tip for the backsplash area is to mount a spice organizer. A magnetized strip may also be mounted to hold small utensils and cutlery.
Employ ceiling space or empty walls – Unused ceiling space falling and empty walls can be easily tapped for creating additional storage capacity. There is a wide range of pot racks available in the market that can be easily mounted on the ceiling or the corner. Bulky pans and pots that occupy a lot of space can be stored on these racks to free space in the cabinets for storage of other necessary items.
Utilize space behind the door – Another excellent way to efficiently organize a small kitchen is to utilize space behind the kitchen door. Accessories may be installed on the back of the door, and can be used for hanging cleaning cloths, and supplies.
Introduce baskets – if there is an empty space of at least three inches between the ceiling and your wall cabinets, the storage capacity of the kitchen can be easily enhanced by introducing baskets in the kitchen. Decorative woven baskets can easily hold small items, which need to be stored in the kitchen, but you do not require them on a regular basis. In addition, baskets shall also add a splash of texture and color to the room and spruce up the décor.