Many of us seem to live in our kitchens while others only visit when we need to prepare (or eat) meals. In either case, it should be organized well enough to ensure that working there is always easy. This becomes more challenging if you have a small space. But with proper planning, you can align everything so you can work (and cook) smoothly.
But how? This post will walk you through a few easy ways to make your kitchen more functional than ever.
Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen and Work More Smoothly
These simple hacks will make cooking a lot easier.
Install a U-shaped kitchen island with storage
When you’re selecting a kitchen island, choose a U-shaped one with storage. This will give you ample space to store your things and prepare meals. You can also use one arm of the U as an area to sit around and relax with your friends and family. This stylish addition can break up the monotony of the space and create a focal point.
Buy a cupboard pantry
Pantries often take up a lot of space, making them unfeasible for smaller homes. That’s why you should consider a cupboard pantry. These feature multiple shelves and drawers to store crucial kitchen implements. In this way your kitchen will also look uncluttered.
Put up a chalkboard wall
Do you write messages on sticky notes and paste them to your refrigerator? Consider buying a chalkboard instead. This could take the form of a backsplash, or put it up separately.
Add a second sink
Why an extra sink? One for cooking and one for dishes, that’s why. They also come in handy if two people are working together to make a meal.
Install glass cabinet doors
Instead of installing wooden or textured cabinet doors, consider glass. It not only elevates your kitchen’s appearance but, from a practical standpoint, allows you to see what’s inside. Just make sure the cabinet content is arranged neatly, so it doesn’t make your cooking space look dirty.
Include open shelves
Open shelves are practical kitchen fixtures that can keep all your essentials, including spices, crockery and home decor accessories, within easy reach. Hint: as they’re prone to accumulate dirt, be sure to clean them regularly.
Put in a spice drawer
Forget about spice racks. Spice drawers are better and easier to use. Keep them close to where you cook and neatly arranged to make meal prep easier.
Hide kitchen appliances
A simple way to keep your kitchen looking clean and uncluttered is to store both unused and frequently used kitchen appliances. Try using smart storage spaces like a two-tiered carousel to store the ones you use most. Other storage spots include the cabinets beneath your island or the drawer in your oven.
Build a magic corner
Another smart and convenient solution is to build a smart corner featuring pullout shelves or wire shelves on tracks to store appliances and utensils. This is suitable for tiny kitchens where installing an island isn’t possible. This trick will make your work simpler and easier.
Whether your kitchen is big or small, these simple but effective tips will help you plan your daily meals more efficiently. Create your magic corner or install open shelves to save space in unique ways. If you have a big kitchen, select a U-shaped kitchen island where you can dump your groceries and prepare meals. Which trick (or tricks) will work for you?