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  • Nicole Scott

How to Maximize Space in a Small Kitchen


Have you found your dream home, but the kitchen size is less than desirable? Don’t worry! There are so many different ways to organize your kitchen and surrounding areas to maximize space and minimize worry.


Make Use of Open Wall Space When you have a small space it's important to make use of any space you have. Open wall space is a great place to start. You should consider hanging hooks to store your pots and pans. If you are lacking in countertop space consider using a magnetic knife strip instead of a knife block. You can also store lids to pans here as well.


Add a Shelf Above Your Cabinets Consider adding a shelf above your cabinets for optimal storage. You can store small things here like plates, coffee mugs, or pans. This will free up space in your cabinets and leave your kitchen more organized.


Purchase Drawer Organizers and Storage Bins Throwing all of your kitchen supplies into a drawer will leave you unorganized and with little space. Consider purchasing a drawer organizer for your kitchen utensils and bins to organize your pantry. This also might clear up some space on your kitchen countertops.


Add Shelving on the Back of Cabinet Doors Dishes and pantry items can only be stacked so high before cabinets start to feel totally unorganized. Most cabinets never seem to have enough permanent shelves, so the best solution to get the most storage is adding expandable shelves or even baskets that hang just below the shelf.


Make Use of Cabinet Sides If you have a cabinet that doesn’t touch a wall on both sides, you can utilize the open side for extra storage. Use it to mount shelves or hang smaller items, like cutting boards, magnetic strips, or a spice rack. This will take away clutter from your countertops and leave you feeling more organized.


When you have minimal kitchen space to prep, work, and cook on, every square inch is precious. These organization tips should help make room in your kitchen and leave you feeling like you have a new space.

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