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Your small kitchen might be more functional and enjoyable than you think. It has its advantages and one of the big ones is that it should be easier to clean.
Pay attention to the appliance purchases
You need to be innovative when it comes to the size and space that your kitchen offers to accommodate the appliances. It might be tempting to buy those that only have one use to them because they are less complicated and often cheaper. You on the other hand need to rely on multi functional appliances which are usually applicable to small appliances. For example, the slow cooker is multi functional because you can cook with variations, but the popcorn maker takes up valuable space and only performs one function.
Get rid of the clutter and the items that you just don’t use. It doesn’t matter how small or how big the item is, if you don’t use it then there is no need for it to be in the kitchen.
Put your storage creativity to good use
Storage is one of the big contentions in a small kitchen, but it is a problem that can be solved with some creativity. Do some online research for some nifty storage solutions and you will be amazed at what you discover when it comes to space saving.
Pay attention to walls and vertical space
You have more space than you think in your little kitchen, but you just need to be aware of it. Going tall with verticals should not be an issue, and don’t under estimate the power of drawer space.
Cleaning on the run
It is true that a small kitchen can get messy pretty fast. With a little planning and multi tasking by cleaning as you are preparing and cooking, you will be most impressed with your efforts and the results
How about an island?
If you just don’t have enough counter space then take a good look at what you do have and see if it allows for the installation of an island. You just may not have thought about this because the kitchen didn’t originally have one, but it may be a possibility.
Put those beautiful essentials to good use
Don’t be afraid to use your pretty kitchen essentials as décor as well. No need to shove those lovely serving bowls into a cupboard when they could be displayed on a shelf. This means freeing up some precious cupboard space.
This is in reference to your shelving. Thin drawers and more of them are more workable then deep drawers.
How about some baskets?
Hanging baskets can become amazing space savers and look great at the same time. Be creative where you hang them, as then don’t just need to be suspended from the ceiling. Think about one or two of them underneath the cabinets.
Be innovative and persistent
Now you have a few ideas to get you going on getting the most from your small kitchen, take a good look around it and see what other creative ideas you can come up with.