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  • Tracy Freese
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Live BIG in a small Kitchen

 

We all know the expression that “only a bad cook blames his equipment”. If your kitchen is small and it needs additional space, do not be desperate; instead, think of how you can improve your work space and get the most out of it. For instance, think about reorganizing your appliances and the kitchen space to fit your needs and make everything at hand’s reach. If you continue reading, you will see a number of useful tips on how to make the most out of your small kitchen and how to utilize the space to its full capacity.

Find a place for everything

Probably the most important thing in reorganizing your kitchen, especially a small one is finding a place to put every single thing. This is usually easier said than done, but with a proper organization, you can completely utilize the small space and effectively use it for your needs. Never put something somewhere where it does not belong, and keep putting things in places where you would want them to be. If you have closed cabinets, write and tape on small pieces of paper and tape them next to each cabinet with names, for instance “coffee mugs”, “tall glasses”, etc. Once this is done, you will be astonished with how easily you can work your way around the kitchen. Organization is everything.

Switch to open shelves

When you are lacking additional space, switching to open shelves can give you a clear look at your kitchen and all of your appliances. Instead of having to open every single cabinet to find your wine glasses, they will be hanging on one of the shelves. This is a great way to utilize the shortage of storage space, but it has one downside – dust. Your glasses will get exposed to dust particles and you will have to clean them every 1-2 days in case they are not used by then. In addition, you can always replace your classic cabinet doors with the glass ones to protect your walls from dust and still prevent them from falling. This option might be a bit more expensive, but it is worth it.

Extra plumbing work

If you have not thought of changing your plumbing, now would be the perfect moment since you are already reorganizing your kitchen and might as well change the old pipes and replace the rubbers which prevent the leaks. The best time to check your plumbing and dispel all the clogging is before you install or replace your sink, we learn from the people who run Dial Up Plumbing. Once all of these actions are finished, you will get plenty of kitchen space to work around and cook while dancing to that 90s music.

Start shrinking things

Why do you need a double sink when you are only cooking for one or two people? Also, you do not need a kitchen range with 4 burners; instead, you can buy a smaller one with only 2 since you do not need more at the moment. Another thing is the fridge: if you have a double-winged fridge, consider switching to a single one to free more space. By doing that, you will save a lot of space for something else and use only the things you need.

Bright things up

Final touch is the light; paint the walls in white color or any light color that gives the feeling of the open space. You do not want to be stuck in a grey kitchen or blue one, for you might feel like the walls are coming to squeeze you. Also, feel free to add small chandeliers to enhance the vibe in the kitchen and give you plenty of light for evening cooking.

No matter how big or small the kitchen is, if things are properly organized, there will not be anything preventing you from moving around freely and cooking like you always wanted. Use these tips at your own advantage and make yourself comfortable in your own kitchen.

  • Tracy Freese
  • frugal minimalistminimalist home and gardenminimalist lifestyleminimalist livingrepurposesimpletimelessunclutterupcycle