Kitchens are the heart and soul of the home, which is why most prospective home buyers always look at the kitchen first before they explore the rest of the property. Many homes don’t have big and spacious kitchens and homeowners need to come up with creative ways to utilize the space available its fullest capacity. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you do just that:
1. Utilize the space above the cabinets
Most kitchens have some space between the cabinets and the ceiling. You can easily add a couple of shelves in this space to make room for rarely used kitchen items like large pots, pans, cake stands, a pressure cooker, etc. When you need these items, you can remove them by climbing on a stool or a ladder. When you don’t need them, they’ll be out of the way and not take up more valuable space at the lower levels.
2. Utilize the wall space
Open wall space provides ample room for storage solutions. You can install additional shelves and cabinets. If you feel that will make the kitchen look too cluttered, simply add a magnetic strip or a similar device that can be used to hang smaller kitchen items like spatulas, ladles, rolling pins, etc. These wall storage solutions won’t compromise the beauty of the kitchen. In fact, they’ll give the space a more charming and organic vibe.
3. Add more shelves to the cabinets
Shelves help keep things organized in the cabinets but can only add so many items to them before they begin to look disorganized. The best way to deal with the situation is to add a few more shelves in the cabinets. This will help the storage space look cleaner and ensure it’s more organized. You can also add baskets underneath existing shelves if there’s enough space available.
4. Hang items on the ends of the cabinets
If the ends of the cabinets aren’t flush against the wall and there’s some room to store items, utilize it. You can add magnetic strips and other such hanging storage solutions to the ends of the cabinet and place smaller kitchen items on them; this will save a lot of space in your kitchen drawers and cabinets.
5. Use the insides of cabinet doors
These spaces are often underutilized because many homeowners aren’t aware of the various storage items available in the market that can help utilize the door space effectively. There are door organizers that you can hang on the cabinet door without having to alter the finish of the panel. You can also add suction-cup hangers to place kitchen towels, rolls, oven mitts, etc.
6. Utilize the ceiling space
You can hang pots, pans, utensils, and even herbs from the kitchen ceiling instead of storing them in cabinets. This is an age-old storage method that still works well. It also adds an organic feel to the kitchen.
If you want to know more about ways to maximize kitchen space or are looking for a new home with more room, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at A&M Homes through our contact us page. We’ll be happy to help.