Not every home is equipped with a spacious kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or function! We have some great tips to help maximize any small kitchen.
The ceiling is the limit.
The extent to which you’ll be able to expand your storage upward will depend upon the amount of cabinetry your kitchen has. That being said, nearly every kitchen can use some amount of wall space. If you have an older home with less cabinets, installing rows of shelves is an excellent way to get utensils, appliances, cutting boards cookbooks up off of the counters. If you don’t have room for extra shelving, you will have to make the most of the space between the counter tops and the bottoms of the cabinets. This can be a great area to install a spice rack, or hang magnetic strips for knives. You can even set up metal rods to hang utensils from! Sometimes it just takes a little extra creativity to figure out what will work best.
Under the sink storage.
If you’re like most of us, the area under your kitchen sink has become a black hole filled with miscellaneous cleaning supplies. If that sounds like you, it’s time to invest in some under the sink storage to make the most of this space. You’ll be shocked at how much room you have once you get everything up and organized! You might even find a lost “treasure” or two in the process.
Upgrade your lighting.
You know what makes a small kitchen feel even smaller? Bad lighting. Upgrading your fixtures is a relatively simple and inexpensive project that’ll not only make your space feel more open, but also give you a chance to show off your style! We’re especially fond of pendant lights in a small kitchen. You can find some great ones here.
Pops of color.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to add a few pops of color! Like we said earlier, having a small space doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how far a well placed piece of art, a colorful dish towel or a vase of flowers will go toward adding interest.