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7 Smart Ideas To Add More Space In Your Kitchen

7 Smart Ideas To Add More Space In Your Kitchen 0

Whether you are planning to refurbish your kitchen or want to know about new trends in decor, then discover some smart and functional ideas that will make your life easier. A kitchen with the right interventions can be 100% functional and have plenty of space to sit and enjoy your food or coffee. You have to exploit it properly.

  • Pull-out table system

A brilliant idea is a hidden, comfortable, pull-out table system. You will open the pull-out table whenever you need more counter space and cutting surface on the regular countertop, or whenever you want to have your lunch or breakfast. You can save space by pulling it out only when you want to use it. This table system is especially suitable for small kitchens that lack space.

  • Install the waste bin inside a cabinet

Empty a kitchen cabinet so you can free space for the trash and recycle bin. This way, you won't have to waste valuable floor space and even reduce odors. Put the trash container in the cupboard and put the bags by it to replace them with ease.

  • Add drawers under your kitchen island

It is essential to make the most of your kitchen island. If a kitchen island takes up too much space on its own, why not take advantage of it? Add some drawers under the kitchen island and fill them with glasses, dishes, and kitchenware.

  • Install a pull-down shelf above the oven

You can install a pull-down shelf in the space above the stove and reach top shelves that would be impossible to outreach. This way, you will create more cabinet space and have what you need in hand.

  • Install a 90° pull-out base rail 

There is usually a gap between the kitchen and the cupboards. You can organize your baking trays, serving trays, or cutting boards, and even your towels with a Pull-Out Base Rail. This way, you save more space, you keep your kitchenware handy, and you will have more free space on your countertop and kitchen cabinets.

  • Install a pull-out kitchen tower 

These are shelves, which have a mechanism for coming out like drawers. With a compact design, you efficiently store your everyday kitchen utensils. The kitchen tower automatically glides out when you open the cabinet door, and the items are accessible from 3 sides. These shelves are very functional and will make it very easy for you to reach your utensils if you do not have much time at your disposal.

  • Pull-out spice rack
Install a pull-out spice rack in which you will have materials that you use frequently. Besides spices, you can store coffee, sugar, flour, and salt. The spice rack will keep the supplies close to cooking and preparation areas. Also, with the pull-out spice rack, you make sure that no dust or insects enter.
Do The Cleaning After Cooking An Easy Task

Do The Cleaning After Cooking An Easy Task 0

No one likes to clean the kitchen after cooking. These strategies will help you make clean the kitchen easier.

After cooking, the last thing someone wants is to wash the dishes and clean the countertops (in reality, every person after eating wants to throw a nap). Unfortunately, cleaning is a necessary evil that needs to be done.

  • Empty the dishwasher before lunch 

Check if there are any forgotten dishes in the dishwasher before cooking. This way, by soiling a dish, you can put it straight into the dishwasher.

  • Minimize cooking utensils 

Do you need to use all your bowls? Please don't get caught up in the cooking shows that put all the ingredients in each jar before they start. After all, they don't clean up afterward! If all your ingredients are going to be in the same bowl, then you can only use this. Do it, and you will not regret it!

  • Have the trash can near you 

If you have your waste bin installed in a cabinet, then it is useful when you cook to open it and have it handy. So you can throw away what you don't need while cleaning, for example, fruits and vegetables, instead of piling peels on the counter.

  • Cleaning as the process progresses 

This step may seem obvious, but many people stain all the dishes to cook a meal, and the kitchen looks like a bombarded landscape after the cooking is over. It makes cleaning even harder afterward. As you sauté your onions or wait for the water to boil, you can clean the stains you have soiled or also wash any dishes you have soiled (unless you have a dishwasher). Otherwise, if you have nothing to do, you can lay the table so that it is ready.

  • Have your storage containers ready 

Make it easy to store leftover food after having your tanks on the counter. So when someone finishes their meal, you will be able to put it straight into one of the storage tanks.

  • Use easy-to-wash tablecloths 
If you do not have any formal guests at home, then there is no reason to use your most expensive tablecloth. Choose an easily washable tablecloth (or a waterproof one).
These Tips Will Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets

These Tips Will Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets 0

It may seem impossible to keep your kitchen cabinets organized, especially if there is a lack of space. Food and kettles all want their area, and the situation can become chaotic. Extra cabinets may not be available, but there are ways to keep your cabinets organized and keep your kitchen clean and tidy.

  • Cleanliness

It may sound obvious, but it is not. Start by cleaning all your cabinets. Empty them and discard expired products or glasses that are worn out. Give away what you don't use and make room for what you use.

  • Arrange your herbs and spices

Put your stuff in glass lid food containers to put them in order. It will be easy to find and use basil or cinnamon when you need it, without having to separate the sachets.

  • Group

Put similar things together as if you were in the supermarket. On the one hand, it will help you find what you want quickly, on the other, it is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Install a Lazy Susan

It is quite challenging to find, e.g., paprika, because the packaging is small and looks like other spices. Place the little packages in a Lazy Susan, so they are all together and find them much more accessible.

  • Store your utensils

With utensils, make sure you have easier access to what you use every day. Put those for special occasions (platters, etc.) on the higher shelves and back.

  • Use cabinet doors

Put spice racks, cork, hooks, or shelves inside the cabinet door. There you can store a lot of things and not let this place unexploited. It will be effortless to find them when you are looking for them.

  • Ensure easy access

Put things that you use for cooking near the place you cook. You don't have to walk around your kitchen to find them - you can have them next to you. It may take a while for you to change your mind about things, but it will pay off later.

Take Advantage of Your Kitchen Space

Take Advantage of Your Kitchen Space 0

It is not an easy task to accurately organize a cupboard or a kitchen counter. Most of the time, the space available is insufficient. If you need to have immediate access to kitchen items, you create a full stack of objects against the décor you want the kitchen to have.

If you want the kitchen to be more organized, consider the ideas below that promise to arrange your kitchen items cleverly. Take advantage of places you never thought could become necessary.

  • Blackboard in the cupboard

Create your own table in the kitchen where you can chalk anything you want. It can be either the quantities and dosages you want to remember, a recipe you often forget and make, or the next day's shopping list. Because the aim is to save kitchen space, make your chalkboard inside a cupboard. All you need to do is paint the inside of the door cabinet with a special chalkboard spray that you can get from a paint shop. Then, you open the cupboard whenever you need to mark something. 

  • Blind corner cabinets

 A blind corner cabinet is two base or wall cabinets that meet in one corner, with the other part hidden. It's called blind because you can't see what's hidden inside the portion of the cabinet, making it difficult to use that space. However, with Kesseböhmer's Hafele LeMans II Set for Blind Corner Cabinets, you can take advantage of your kitchen's blind corners. 

  • Organizing spices 

You love to use spices for cooking, but every time you get to look for what you need in the cupboard. Take advantage of a kitchen cabinet to store your spices there. You're going to need a spice rack which you will mount to the inside of the cabinet. Then you'll need jars with a metal lid to magnetize, stick and stand inside the cupboard. Therefore, you will have a very well-organized and well-hidden effect. You can also use the name of the spice inside to stick labels on each jar to avoid confusion.

  • Hanging jars

If you love decorative glass jars that you can fill with cereals, pasta, spices, and anything else you want, but your countertop is too small, the following way can help you keep your kitchen decorated with some of it. Screw-in the jar lid just under a cupboard and just above the kitchen counter with a screw and an electric screwdriver. All you need to do then is to screw and unscrew the jar into the lid every time you need it inside. And your hanging pots are ready to impress.