Tiny house isn’t always a bad idea. It often looks idyllic and nice despite the size. Often, it is the best choice for single people, a couple, and elderly. The problem with tiny house is that the kitchen is often too crowded with stuffs. Are you facing the same problems? Check out the following kitchen cabinets in alternative to the regular ones.
1. Kitchen Food Box
This once found in Toybox Home. The foodbox is set above the kitchen counter and it displays all the dried food in glass shelves. The modern design is already well looking, making the kitchen look even more sophisticated.
It was first custom made and it became more and more popular. You can try adding the same shelf above your kitchen counter and make sure the shelves sizes are made as you need it.
2. Try Wire Basket
The thing with cabinet is that the shelves are often too high for your stuff. Tiny stuffs end up cluttering the shelves. This is totally the opposite of organizing the kitchen in the end. If you don’t have more space to hang more cabinets, you can try adding wire basket under each shelf.
It allows you to use the entire space of the cabinet. Often, people find that they don’t need that many cabinets anymore simply because their shelves are enriched this way. If it is possible, make it sliding in and out for a more convenient access.
3. The Magic of Magnetic Strips
This isn’t the entire alternative for a kitchen cabinet. However, it works miraculously and it keeps a lot of stuff away. Basically, you can stick all stuffs made of metal in this magnetic strip. You can even repaint it if you want to. It works on your wall as it works on your fridge door.
4. Stack or Stick
You can try to stack containers or boxes on the floor. Make sure you know the right space and how to set it up right. This stack will make you a brand new cabinet without the need to buy a new one.
In alternative, you can also stick your containers like mason jars or Tupperware boxes on the bottom part of your wall cabinet so they hang above your counter. You only need to remove the container from the lid to access what you keep. While it looks good, it is smarter and budget wise.
5. Hang the Drying Rack
This is the best item to keep your eating wares when you don’t have so many of them. Instead of keeping them in the cabinet, you can use the drying rack. The trick in a small kitchen is hanging the rack above your kitchen sink. It allows you to dry, keep, and take them out fast.
6. Pegboard, Rails, and Hooks
There are things that don’t fit well if you try to keep it in a cabinet. Instead, you should consider putting things on top of pegboard. Several stuffs like lemon tea jar, tea towels, pans, ladles, and chopping boards are great on pegboards, rails, and hooks.
7. Pockets and Bags
This is another terrific idea that will help you store more things nicely without buying a new cabinet. Try adding rail on the side of your counter and hang curtain of pockets on it. It allows you to cover the under counter area while you can store things on the pockets.
This storage is cheap and you can use any kind of fabric for this. In alternative to the counter side, you can also attach several pockets on the wall using the rails.
8. Under the Counter Shelving and Cabinet
This is a great alternative when you don’t have any more space in your tiny house. While hanging the cabinet on your wall isn’t possible, you should think lower. It means under the counter area. This area is often empty and unused.
All you need to do is to add shelving or a whole cabinet there. If you don’t want cabinet, custom shelving and curtain to cover it will be suffice.
9. Buy Hoosier Cabinet
Hoosier cabinet was created to solve kitchen organizing issues. This furniture item will work miraculously in the kitchen in your tiny house. There are major parts of Hoosier cabinet. It includes cupboards, drawers, racks, flour sitters, and more tools. It is basically the entire kitchen.
You still need an oven and fridge, yes. But you can do the rest with this cabinet. If your space is limited, you definitely need this.
10. Reuse the Dressers
IF you are pretty sure that the measurement will be fitting, it is no sin to use the bedroom dresser instead of the usual cabinet. It allows you to have smaller drawers under your counter so you can store awkward shape tools in it.
Dressers are great option for delivering easy access on your stuffs as well while it keeps it well organized. The key is to get and fit one with the right measurement.
11. Reclaimed Goods
There are several materials that will give you awesome rutic look. If you are feeling a little creative, you can try using used palets, boxes, and crates. With a little additional wood, you can create drawers and custom shelves. Get your measurement right and save some budget from here.
12. Repurpose Your Old Cabinets
The best thing about this idea is how you can cut some budget from it. You don’t have to buy a new one for your tiny house kitchen. Instead, you can consider taking several of your old cabinets and repurpose it. Fit it with your kitchen measurement and refinish it if you need to.
13. More and More Shelves
Tiny house can always use some more storage space. If you don’t have space for a cabinet, it is a brilliant idea to add custom shelves on your wall. It doesn’t have to be big, but make sure it accommodates your need precisely. Careful measurement on planning will be needed but you’ll love it.