Big kitchens are great; all of that space and storage can make for a beautiful and put together space. This is why I get jealous when I go to visit friends and family who have larger kitchens. But while a small kitchen can be a definite downer, it doesn’t have to be! The trick is thinking creatively with the space. There are lots of tips and tricks that you can use to save on drawer and cabinet space. Don’t believe me? Here are a few of my personal tips to help you out.
Find a Specific Place for Everything in Your Kitchen
A small kitchen can feel cramped really quickly. It’s really easy for the space to seem messy when there’s actually very minimal mess. Here’s something my mom taught me, and I swear by it! If everything has a specific place and you keep it there, the kitchen is a lot more likely to feel tidy and not nearly as small. Plus, you’ll know where everything is! Having a place for everything (and maybe even labeling it for our men) will ensure things stay tidy.
Skip Bulk Shopping
Having only what you need in your kitchen on hand is a great way to save space. Buying in bulk is great, but not so much for a smaller kitchen. Bulk items can take up precious space for those items you need easy access to, which can be very difficult when cooking. Keep a checklist of your kitchen staples and the amounts that you need on hand at any given time, and try your best to stick to only purchasing more when it runs out. You’ll be amazed at the space you save in your small kitchen!
And here are 7 more clever storage ideas to help you out!
Counter space is precious in a small kitchen, so try using the walls for some storage. Hang pots and pans from the ceiling or smaller items on a rack on the wall. This will save your counters from clutter and keep your cabinets open for the bigger, more unsightly items.
I am constantly searching for pot lids that fit the pot I am using. Why are they never together? I love this clever idea of storing the pot lids on the inside of the cabinet door. It's a great way to save some space for the pots themselves!