There are so many things that would be great to be added into the kitchen. After you finish adding this, you will go by adding that, again and again. In conclusion, people always need more space in their kitchen.
However, not everyone has that spacey kitchen to store all stuff. The good news is there is more creative space saving ideas for small kitchens. These ideas might be a great recommendation for you to modify your kitchen and get some extra space inside.
1. Prepare your cooking ingredients on the top of your stove
Before cooking, there must be a lot of things to prepare; cutting the onions, marinate the chicken, stir some eggs, and else. We need extra space for that. While we are preparing the food ingredients, your stove is definitely free.
Find a wooden board and put it on the top of stove. Voila! You got yourself instant space in the kitchen. Make sure the board has smooth surface, so it will not leave any marks on the stove.
2. Get extra level for your shelf
If it is not possible to get some space horizontally, there will always be more great ideas to have it vertically. Like the reason why apartments are made, you sometimes cannot get space around vertically.
Therefore, people offer a place to stay that is made vertically to trick this limited area. Get yourself extra level on shelf by putting some risers on your cabinet. You can stock some light seasoning tubes on that..
3. Hang stuff inside the doors
There are so many available doors that you can find in your kitchen; cabinet doors, pantry doors. You can impress the guests by showing the luxury design of those doors.
Meanwhile, you can maximize its capability by making it as a nice space to hang some stuff on it. Either cooking spoons, list of recipes, or pot lids, you can use behind the door for them to stay. Get extra space even in the hidden area.
4. Another space to hang some stuff: cabinets’ side
It will work only if you have cabinets those are free from any walls. There are some square feet that you can take as extra space for your stuff. Hang some shelves to store some seasoning, or hang some wooden spoons to save the space.
The cabinet is not only functional inside but also outside. However, if your cabinet is installed on the wall or any other stuff, you may go to another option for having extra space.
5. Not only on the side, use the bottom of cabinet as well
When the side is already full, you might not realize that there are extra spaces undersides of them. Install some hooks to hang cups, spatula, spoons, any possible thing to fasten your pace of cooking.
When the side and bottom are already full, you can take a look on the top of cabinet whether it is still possible. One thing for sure, don’t put too much things for a fragile cabinet.
6. Install a magnetic rack on the wall
Some of utensils are made of materials that will be stick to magnetic space. Instead of keeping it in the shelf, you can use magnetic material to stick those stuff. There is this kind of rack that is magnetic to provide some spaces.
You can install it on the wall, and hang any utensils over there. Since most magnetic stuff will be rusty when it is wet, it is better to put this rack away from your sink.
7. Get extra space from the closest room
Who knows that you might get tiny kitchen in the house? Can you add stove, fridge, table on your kitchen? Rather than forcing yourself working on that not-that-big kitchen, it will be a great option for you to take extra space from the closest room.
Take a look around your kitchen. Is there any possible room that you can “steal” some space in front as the kitchen’s extra space? You can install a table on the closest area to get this extra space.
8. Put a shelf on the window
There are some windows in the house that we cannot open. So, it is basically used for the light come into the house. Put a hanger in each side, and you will have space saving for your small kitchen. Since the window must be small, it will be great if you can choose the light stuff only that you will hang on the hanger.
9. Hang those folding chairs to save more space
Nowadays, the trend of minimalism is getting popular. People begin using less thing in daily, including when he/she is in the kitchen. How can they do minimalism in a kitchen that we know there must be a lot of things inside?
Well, one of the ways that they do is having these folding chairs. Different than normal chairs that we push to the table, these chairs can be folded and hung on the wall. You will get extra space instantly while you are not using those chairs.
10. Fold-down table is a great alternative to have more space
Following what has been discussed in the previous point about folded chair, there are also some tables which can be folded down. These tables can be folded down to the cabinet, wall, shelf, and any other possible place.
How often do you use the table? Other than for eating and having some snacks, table is mostly free. Combine this kind of table with folded chairs, and you will get spacey kitchen for yourself.
11. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Give extra space for my kitchen.
It might be unusual for having a mirror outside of your wardrobe or bathroom. Well, the fact is mirror can be useful in the kitchen as well. The way it reflects the light will make your kitchen look bigger than usual. Use the small one and hang in on available wall. As an extra benefit, you can regularly check how charming you are while cooking in the kitchen.