It’s common for homeowners to decide that they need more storage space in their kitchens, one room in the house that may feel like the cabinets & drawers are always at capacity. It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of kitchen storage space. The more time you spend in your busy kitchen, the smaller it seems to become. In this article, we’ll offer some tips and tricks on how you can grow the storage space in your kitchen!
One way to create more storage in your kitchen is to actually reduce the number of things you need to store. Try to avoid buying & saving things that occupy space without offering anything valuable to the essential kitchen activities: food preparation, dining, cleaning, etc. If you currently store a lot of dry goods in your kitchen cabinets, consider organizing your pasta, rice, cereal, grains, etc., in mason jars that can be put on the counters or in pantries outside the kitchen.
If there is empty wall space in your kitchen, consider adding a few more cabinets to increase the functionality of the space. Adding a side panel can also minimize the space between your refrigerator and the wall, creating more storage space and changing your kitchen appearance. Installing additional cabinets will also allow you to store various items without mixing them up!
Installing drawers has many benefits, particularly when placed below the countertop. It helps you create more storage in your kitchen for cooking items, including dishes, pots, pans, etc. You can easily pick out the things you need during meal preparation from the drawer below. It’s faster than having to open doors and bend to identify the cooking material you need. The type of drawer that’s right for your kitchen will depend on the kitchen size, design, and individual preferences.
If you want additional storage space in your kitchen without adding or subtracting anything, you should store as many things as possible vertically. Allowing items to lay flat or horizontally potentially takes away storage space that can be useful for storing additional items. This can be achieved by stacking similarly shaped things on top of each other, storing utensils in a knife block, and hanging pots & pans on hooks within the cabinets.
If your kitchen has ample floor space, you can trade some of it for storage using an island. When installing an island, you should ensure that it is the same height as your other counters and wide enough to accommodate cabinets. Not only is a kitchen island great for extra storage, but it also is a great space to prepare food and gather around when hosting guests!
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