Whether you are aspiring to a minimalist kitchen, or are simply setting one up for the first time and don’t have an enormous budget to hand, there are many ways you can cut costs and reduce...READ
Top 4 Kitchen Space-Saving Solutions
There’s a lot of ‘stuff’ to find room for in your kitchen, and space-saving solutions are always worth investigating. With these space-saving solutions you can make the most of the room you have, whether it’s tiny, spacious, or anything in between.
Roll with it
Perhaps you’d love a breakfast bar in your kitchen but you just don’t have the space. Or maybe you idealise an island but your dimensions just won’t allow it. Don’t miss out on your ideal kitchen just because of a lack of space. With a rolling cart, island or butcher’s block you can have all that extra functionality you want whenever you need it, and then roll it neatly away whenever it’s not in use.
Rather than having your large cooking utensils, pots and pans taking up valuable shelf or cupboard space, look at ways to hang them up instead. With wall-mounted hooks and racks, you can have easy access to everything you need for cooking without rummaging to find that one special pan you need. And all those pots, pans and utensils can also look quite cool as well. If they’re all made from metal, copper or chrome, they can look like ultra modern wall hangings, and if they’re made from wood they can add a cosy cottagey feel to your kitchen.
Chairs and tables that fold or stash away
A dining table and chairs can take up more room than anything else in your kitchen, but if you don’t have a separate dining room you’ve got no choice but to have them there. There are a few ways you can make your dining furniture work for you though. By choosing a table that folds down when it’s not in use, or can be adjusted to a smaller size, you can choose to have a full dining table only when you need it. Some dining sets also have chairs that slot so perfectly underneath the table that they take up no extra space at all, while others have additional functionality like shelves and storage.
Custom cutting surface over sinks
If you find you sometimes run out of space on your worktop for food preparation, there’s one surprising little space saver you should consider. A temporary chopping surface that fits over your sink will turn it into an additional work space when it’s not in use. Some also have draining sections built into them where you can put the just-chopped food ready for rinsing, or any peelings ready to throw away. You can even get chopping surfaces for double sinks, so the bigger your sink, the more extra chopping space you’ll have.