How to Maximize Space in a Small Kitchen
Watching popular home design shows can be an entertaining escape, but they can also occasionally be painful to watch. Sure, the big reveal is always so fun to see, to watch a couple’s move into their forever home, or to see their space get renovated to meet their design aesthetic and functional needs. But it can also cause a bit of envy to sneak in. As you watch them scream with delight of shed tears of joy, you may be saying to yourself, “I wish my kitchen could look like that.” or “they have TWICE the cabinet space that I’ll ever have in this house.”
But don’t be discouraged. It’s entirely possible to make the most out of your kitchen, even if it isn’t featured on national television. Even the smallest of spaces can look incredible and be functional for your lifestyle.
Here are a few ways you can maximize space in a small kitchen.
Re-Think How You Store – Don’t let a small kitchen get you down when it comes to finding storage space. There are plenty of ways to get creative and use the space that exists in a logical way. Use the space above the refrigerator for items such as spice racks and pot-holders to maximize counter space for other items. You can also hang a pegboard on a wall close to the kitchen to keep pots, pans, and utensils; doing this will free up cabinet space for other every-day essentials.
Install Shelves – Shelving, according to The Kitchen, can easily be added either to empty walls or to existing cabinets. You’d be surprised at how much you can store with just adding one or two shelves-give it a try for yourself!
Don’t Forget About Your Oven – If cooking isn’t exactly your cup of tea, think of your oven as another cabinet to store items in! Finally, a way to justify all the take out you order!
Having the kitchen, you’ve always dreamed of is entirely possible in your current space if you know how to take full advantage of and properly use your current space. But if a new home and kitchen is what you truly desire, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices John M. Brabham Real Estate would be honored to help you in your home search. Visit our website to email us with your specific questions or call 803-775-1201.