No matter how small your kitchen is, you can always find clever ways to make more room.
From expanding your space, to using your own storage space, you can expand the usefulness of your kitchen without a renovation. Here are six easy ideas.
Make more counter space
If you need extra flat surface while preparing meals, look no further than your kitchen drawers.
Assuming you are not using your stove, so you can make sure you are on the top of the burners
Create an instant island
If you have room, try a permanent solution by adding a small island in the center of your kitchen can give you more counter space and storage space. I made a little island in my kitchen by placing it in a second-hand dresser.
Then I finished it by adding a wooden cutting board on top to make the surface more durable. Some home improvement stores want to cut a piece of butcher block countertop to fit the top of your island.
If you can not find the perfect height to use as an island, there are a couple of options.
You can fashion your own kitchen island out of IKEA furniture – check out these IKEA kitchen island hacks for inspiration
Use the space under your cabinets
You can add more storage space to your kitchen by using the dead space under your cabinets.
Adding a hanging wine glasses rack, silverware or knife drawer, mug hooks or a storage rack under your cabinets is an easy way to make room for your kitchen essentials.
You can find hanging organizers that can not be installed (like the one in the photo).
Cabinet doors are a good place to create storage as well. Purchase some racks that are on the floor.
You can also use adhesive plastic hooks to hang foil and plastic wrap boxes on the inside of your cabinet doors.
To create a magnetic storage area on the inside of a cabinet door. If you do not have metal measuring cups, you can use cup hooks instead of magnets.
Use a tension rod
Adding a tension rod to the space under your sink may sound strange, but it gives you a great new space to organize cleaning supplies.
You can also place a hanging rod between two separate cabinets, looking for over your sink. Then, use S-hooks to hang spatulas, mixing spoons and other utensils from the rod..
Get rid of your cookbooks
If you are not attached to your cookbooks, give them away. You can replace them with something much more compact, and still have all the recipes you need. Some options include a Google Home Hub, a tablet with your favorite recipes bookmarked, or an Alexa device with Allrecipes, Food Network or other recipe-enabled skills.
If you're using a tablet, you can make a stand for it from adhesive hooks to keep it away from splashes while you cook. Even better, it can not be placed inside a door..