6 Ways To Create More Space In A Small Kitchen

by Editor on April 30, 2013

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home. But if the one in your house is small and cramped, you might not agree. The good news is that you can create more space in your kitchen, no matter how tiny it is. You just need to think outside the box. If you’re having trouble, read this post along with 5 Ideas for Decorating Your Kitchen Walls.

#1. The Kitchen Table

For instance, replace your kitchen table, if you have one, with a rolling cart. Unlike a kitchen table that could be difficult to move, a rolling cart can easily be moved to wherever you need it and pushed to the side when you don’t. It has the added benefit of offering storage space, and you can even use it to serve food from when you’re entertaining.

#2. The Microwave

A microwave can take up a lot of counter space. Here the trick to creating more space is to put your microwave on a shelf. You can convert an existing cabinet into a shelf or put a new one up, whichever would be easier.

#3. The Refrigerator

When you look at appliances that take up floor space, the biggest culprit is definitely your fridge. If you’re in the market for a new fridge, buy one that’s the same depth as your kitchen cabinets. Or if you happen to be remodelling, design your kitchen so that your fridge fits between cupboards.

#4. The Cupboard

Make the most of cupboard space too, with wire racks and rotating trays. Wire racks essentially divide cupboard shelves in two, which automatically creates more surfaces to pack kitchen items on. Rotating trays can work well for spices, condiments and other smaller kitchen essentials.

#5. The Water Cooler

If you currently have a free-standing water cooler in your kitchen, look at under counter water coolers instead. An under counter water cooler will be tucked away instead of taking up floor or counter space. And you’ll still be able to enjoy icy cold water whenever you want to.

#6. The Kitchen Walls

Last but not least, use all the vertical space available to you. Think long and lean shelves, and wall-mounted racks. Fix hooks to the walls to hang dish cloths from. If you’re a keen cook, stick plastic sleeves on the insides of cupboard doors and use them to file recipes in. Your recipe books can be stashed in those shelves, or on the racks.

So you see, even the smallest kitchen can be turned into a space you’ll love.  It’s really not that hard and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg either.

About the Author

Terrence is a long-time writer and reader, with a special interest in DIY.

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