There is nothing quite like a neat and tidy kitchen space. There are many factors that may contribute to a cluttered kitchen space that can seem unavoidable- but it may not be as hard as you think! Whether you are trying to figure out how to make more room in your kitchen for family during the holidays, what to do with all of your cooking utensils, or just can’t seem to keep your kitchen clean, we have some ideas for you!
First things first, counter space! There is no such thing as too much counter space in any situation especially if multiple people are using the kitchen to prepare something at one time. The first move here is to look around at what you already have out on your counter and ask if it’s something that can be put away in a drawer or cupboard somewhere. You may have gotten used to the idea of seeing the same items on your kitchen counter and now you do not question their placement there when in actuality they are taking up useful space. Things like a coffee maker, microwave, candles, spices, office supplies, mail, and more are some of the examples of items that may have a home on your counter but could easily be placed in a cupboard or drawer elsewhere until needed. If you have the luxury of space above your kitchen cabinets, this serves as a great place to store items you may not use as much, up high. This will not only de-clutter your area, but also could serve as a kitchen decoration in some cases. You can also re-invent your stove top to be a giant space to prep on with the help of burner covers. These are a great way to create more space in a very crowded kitchen- especially if you do not need to use the stove during the cooking process. Click here for several affordable and great options of cutting boards that can go over both your sink and your stove.
One idea that helps create a great deal of space while also giving your kitchen a cool vibe is creating wall shelves for kitchen supplies. This is a great place to store fun cups, silverware, china, teapots, vases, and more aesthetically pleasing items that will be displayed in a way that almost looks like art! Here are some great ideas for decorating and hanging wall shelves. If you are lacking space in your drawers and cabinets, it’s also a tasteful look to hang up dishware on a plate rack along the wall. This is a simple and elegant look that will save you plenty of drawer space. Another alternative to lack of counter space is having a taller than normal kitchen table with bar-stools that can also serve as a place to chop vegetables and prepare meals.
To avoid more kitchen clutter is storing your glass bottle safely and decoratively with bottle holders. These can be placed on your counters, in drawers, or even in your pantry for items such as wine, water, soda, and more. It also helps them more secure and in place rather than simply stacking them vertically.
Taking advantage of your kitchen drawer space is crucial to enhance all of your possible kitchen space. Free up your kitchen counter space by organizing utensils, spices, oven mitts, etc. neatly in a drawer. There are plenty of different drawer inserts that can help you keep your drawers clean. Staples sells a beautiful knife block drawer insert that makes it easy to find the knife you need quickly, rather than a classic knife block that may sit on your counter and take up valuable space. There are also many creative ways to insert pull out shelves in your kitchen to create a more accessible way to view your pots and pans and spices. The issue with spices is that there are usually so many, it can be difficult to display them in a way that you can find the one that you need quickly. Good House Keeping displays them beautifully with drawer insert racks that help you keep your spices aligned perfectly.
What about the dreaded under-sink area, usually stuffed with cleaning supplies? A great way to organize down below the sink is to use all the space to your advantage. Oftentimes the drainage system takes up plenty of room, so it’s important to maximize that space. A good way to do this is to put extra storage racks on the cabinet doors for bottles and to place clear containers on the floor of the cabinet for organization. That way bottles with harmful chemicals don’t tip over and leak or spill.
The beauty of kitchens, large and small, is that there are millions of different ways to take advantage of the space allotted and maximize your counter space for a cleaner look! These are just