A kitchen can be a canvas for culinary delights. That said, it’s easy for kitchens to get crowded, and especially with older or smaller homes, space is often limited. Looking for tips for kitchen organization? Fortunately, there are many different ways homeowners and renters can increase free space within the kitchen. Let’s look at 10 of the most effective ideas to help organize a cluttered kitchen and make use of tight space in the kitchen.
Install an Island
Often, the center of any given kitchen ends up being wasted space. Fortunately, it’s frequently possible to install an island in the center of the kitchen. This allows for more counter space and under-counter storage.
Use an Island as a Table
Many folks with small kitchens lack the space to fit in a table. In these cases, the table may need to be placed in another area, like a living room. Homeowners may also set up a dedicated space, like a dining room, but that can reduce the overall free-use space in one’s home. Many islands can be paired with stools. This way, people can sit right at the island to eat breakfast or dinner.
Get a Spice Rack
Spices add a lot of flavor. However, it can be difficult to organize and keep track of spices. This is especially true for folks who like to have a lot of variety in their spaces. A spice rack fixed to a wall or cabinet can make organizing and storing spices easier. Racks can also save room in cabinets and elsewhere.
Put Shelves Above Sinks
Often, people leave the space above the sink empty. This space may be left open all the way to the ceiling. It’s often wise to install some cabinets above the sink as doing so will offer more storage room.
If there are bare walls within a kitchen, consider installing floating shelves. These can be affixed to walls, adding shelf space for dishes, spices, and more.
While skylights don’t really add room to kitchens, they can make kitchens and other rooms feel roomier. Many people find roomy rooms more comfortable, while small rooms can cause unease.
Use Multipurpose Appliances
Deep fryers, slow cook pots, toasters, toaster ovens, sandwich makers, take a peek in the modern kitchen and you’ll often find much more than the traditional oven and microwave. Some appliances, like high-quality air fryers, can perform multiple functions, meaning homeowners won’t need single-use machines. Fewer appliances mean less clutter.
If there’s a bit of extra space in a kitchen, a homeowner can add freestanding shelves. This will increase the overall storage space in a given kitchen.
With a pegboard, you can hang pots and pans on the board. This can free up space within cabinets and drawers.
If there’s a considerable amount of free countertop space, homeowners can place freestanding shelves on them. By adding levels, homeowners can create more space within their kitchens.