Trying to cook in a small kitchen can be a nightmare, particularly if you don’t have enough storage space to keep your various ingredients, utensils, and appliances. For some people it can become so frustrating that they rarely bother to cook at home anymore, which can quickly turn into a problem. Cooking at home is the best way to save money while ensuring that you are enjoying a healthy balanced diet. If you order fast food and take out because your kitchen is driving you insane, then this is the article for you. We’re going to share some small kitchen storage ideas to help save your sanity!
1. Utilise the space under the sink
Yes, under the sink isn’t the most pleasant of places, however, with some stacking bins and plastic drawers you can keep your kitchen cleaning supplies tidy and organised. That way, even if in the event of a plumbing emergency, all of your under-sink storage will be protected.
2. Kitchen storage drawers
If you are thinking about having your kitchen renovated, rather than opt for all low cupboards, have some wide storage drawers installed as well. These can create some excellent storage solutions; so much space coupled with easy access.
3. Drawer dividers
Keep your kitchen organised with drawer dividers; that way you will never have to spend 5-minutes digging through your cutlery drawer trying to find something specific.
4. Utilise the back of cabinet doors
Attach hooks and shelves to the back of cabinet doors to create yet even more space! Perfect for those spice drawers that are getting a little too cluttered.
5. Vertical risers for storing pantry goods
Tired of digging out all of the canned goods before you can see what’s at the back? With risers you can stack your canned goods for total visibility, making it much easier to get what you need.
6. Open shelves for pots and pans
Rather than having pots and pans in cupboards, why not hang some open shelves to keep them on hand? You could even try hanging bars with S-shape hooks to keep everything within arm’s reach.
7. Woven baskets
Baskets are great for keeping your pantry items organised! Not only that but it will create a more attractive and uniformed aesthetic in your kitchen.
8. Magnetic kitchen knife strip
Having your kitchen knives on the counter takes up more valuable space that you could use for other appliances. Instead, hang them up on the wall with a magnetic strip for ease of access, while creating more free space for you to operate.
Make the space serve you as best you can. The best way to do this is to get creative and start thinking about what annoys you most in the kitchen. What are the biggest challenges that cause you the most frustration? Then, think carefully about how you may be able to overcome said challenges.
Unfortunately, not all kitchens are created equal. In a new-build condo like Ashton Asoke, the kitchens are optimised for functionality and efficient utilisation of the space available. However, some older projects are far less intuitive in their design. That said, if you try some of the above tips, you should be able to turn your small kitchen into a more bearable space.