If you have a small kitchen it does not have to mean that you have a lack of space. Indeed, making sure that you are utilizing all the space in your kitchen is the most important step to take if you want to make sure that you are getting the most of your kitchen. We have a few ideas on how you can do that at Mission West Kitchen & Bath. Check out a few options and then shop with us for everything from new kitchen lighting to cabinet hardware.
Are You Property Utilizing the Space Around Your Refrigerator?
Your refrigerator is likely the largest and bulkiest appliance in your kitchen. Do not assume that all the space it takes up is simply lost. You can add sliding shelf drawers if you have even a few inches on the side of your fridge, and this can be a great place to store your spices.
You can also use the space on top of your refrigerator. This could be enough room for a very spacious cupboard that can hold all types of things. Yes, this is likely a space that is a little harder to reach, which is why you would not put things in it that you would need every day. However, you can put your sous vide machine, specialty pans, or other items you only use on special occasions.
Is There Unused Space on Top of Your Cupboards?
Unless your cupboards go all the way to the ceiling, you have extra room on top of them. Just get a small step stool that’s collapsible and you can easily reach whatever you store here. You can use this to store holiday plates, your fancy china, or other items that need to be stored but not used regularly.
What Are You Doing with Your Windowsills?
If you are lucky enough to have windowsills in your kitchen, make sure you are using them. We do recommend that you do not block the light that comes through the window. If you do, then you will end up with a darker kitchen – and that can make it look smaller. You can instead use the area for decoration that will showcase your unique style, without taking up precious wall or counter space.
Leave No Corner Unused
Corners can be difficult because their awkward shape often makes people feel as though there is no way to use them well. This is not the case. You can create shelves that are perfect for your particular corners. You can create drawers in the lower cabinets that go down into the corners. You can even use the corner to store larger items.
These are just a few of the ways you can make the most of limited space in your kitchen. At Mission West Kitchen & Bath we have many more ideas and plenty of products to help you get the job done. Call us at (626) 799-3503 and let us help you today.